How can i install a new operating system on c

January 24, 2011 at 08:45:35
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a toshiba portege 2000 and it does not have a cd drive. It also does not allow me to boot from USB so trying to use an external cd drive is out of the question. I've been told to do a number of things however I am not familiar with the process of fulfilling the suggested tasks. I was told to 1.try pc card and boot from that (it cant boot from that, you can just change the option to 'pcmcia compatible' 2. try a cross wire network cable and create a network between two laptops (which i don't know how to do or i dont know how to share the new hard drive with another laptop, and 3.try updating the BIOS, but I am assuming this is not possible as it is a new hard drive and is completely blank.

Any suggestions would help. Thanks


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January 24, 2011 at 08:49:24
Updating the BIOS may allow you to boot from USB but please use this as a last resort, research this before touching BIOS updates. I cant understand why you have windows vista with no CD/DVD drive and no ability to boot from USB. Have you tried boot from an ext drive yet?


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#2
January 24, 2011 at 08:59:42
Sorry, its not vista, its windows xp pro laptop....the vista is the other laptop i was going to use for the cross over connection.

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