Installing Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nokiauk, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. nokiauk

    nokiauk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Can anyone offer some assistance. I have a laptop which I need to install Windows XP on, problem is the internal cd/dvd drive is knackered and all I have is an external USB CD Drive. I can boot from floppy but cant get the USB drive recognized to install XP.

    Any ideas?????
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Just guessing.

    Have you tried the xp boot floppies?
     
  3. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    The easiest way to accomplish this is to enable USB support in your laptops BIOS and make the CD-ROM drive bootable. Then boot directly to the XP CD.
     
  4. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    Reg is right, you gotta go into the BIOS.. make the USB CD Drive your FIRST BOOT DRIVE. that should solve you right up.