Lost OS - Disk drive broken

August 12, 2009 at 09:06:40
Specs: Windows XP
I have downloade Windows XP on to a USB drive. How do I install Windows XP

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#1
August 12, 2009 at 09:20:32
Does the system allow usb boot option?

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#2
August 12, 2009 at 23:14:57
No it doesn't. Have been trying to find a way to use a usb boot. Do you know how I could set this up.
Trying to fix a laptop.

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#3
August 13, 2009 at 02:39:56
ummm... if you can't use usb boot option your choices are rather limited...

Any prospect of replacing duff internal cd/dvd-rom unit?

Alternatively install OS from HD:

http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_...

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/578/...

http://www.webtechgeek.com/How-to-W...

And to do that you remove drive from laptop and connect to another working system via a suitable adapter. Usb-EIDE (and SATA) adapters are readily available "out there" for not too many pennies... Then follow instructions as above... Initially create the OS installation folders/files on the drive when connected to that other system; then restore drive to laptop and continue on from there?


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