Installing Windows XP

nokiauk

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#1
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?????
 

Reg

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#3
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.
 

dubstar

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#4
Reg is right, you gotta go into the BIOS.. make the USB CD Drive your FIRST BOOT DRIVE. that should solve you right up.
 

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