full node bitcoin I have a 32-bit Windows 7 PC, can I run a node with an SSD?
Most likely. This page has instructions on how to download and run bitcoin core. You can checkout the Cost and Warnings section to see if your machine is capable.
If you need to store the blockchain on an external ssd, you need to edit the bitcoin.conf file to point the
datadir at your drives location. Here's more information on bitcoin.conf.