eSata drive won't boot


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Windows 7 installed on internal laptop drive. Vista on eSata drive. Downloaded easyBCD added eSATA drive to boot menu. When I try to boot to eSATA drive (
vista) it returns to Windows 7 on internal drive and boots to that.
How do I get eSATA drive to boot?
Is your board even capable of eSTA boot?

Vista will not boot on a machine that it was not installed on, nor from a drive that is not connected as it was when installed. And Vista cannot be installed to an external drive.
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With Windows Vista, Microsoft purposely added code to prevent Windows Vista (and now 7) from being being booted off of a removable disk. This includes USB, Firewire, and eSATA.