External USB DVD Drive - Booting


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Hello there people. My friend recently recommmended I used this forum as I have come across a problem.
Basically I want to install Windows XP (Currently using vista) but my internal cd drive died in my laptop, so I have bought an external USB DVD drive. It works fine in Windows, the only problem is I that my bios does not recognise it (yes my bios does support booting off USB devices) so I cannot boot off my windows installation cd. Is there anyway I can create some kind of floppy boot disk or boot off a USB pen drive to install the necessary driver for my external DVD so I can boot from it.
Any help would be great. Cheers
No, it will not increase the ram of your computer.

This will act as a storage drive for your computer, but definitely not ram. Only on a Windows Vista system will you be able to use a flash drive like it's ram, but that only works with certain flash drives.

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