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How can i install Windows XP on my Laptop without Working CD-ROM? Answered

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My Laptop is A Dell Inspiron 6000,It supports Booting from the USB port,IDE to USB Cd drives do not work,I have a 2GB Flash Drive,a 1 GB flash Drive and a 128MB Flash drive,they are all capable of booting off of from the USB on my laptop. I also Have the windows XP Setup CD,Windows XP Home and Pro. I also Have a hardrive,About 40 GB,But all i want is to Start up the XP setup from My flash drive/s After that,I can figure out the Rest. Also,Try to keep it in the Free side,i have An extremely Limited Budget,And cannot buy anything. Thanks ~ReCreate Edit:Thanks to ZEROGX,I have setup XP on my laptop,And now am posting in it,Take a look at my fresh install.

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gmxxBest Answer (author)2009-05-05

yep... follow these instructions'

you will need to do this on a different computer

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-06

It looks like this May Actually work! Thanks again ~ReCreate

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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-05-06

no... thank you for the best answer!

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jovenhatsjr (author)gmxx2009-05-16

does these apply to a Dell 8000 also?

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ReCreate (author)jovenhatsjr2009-09-19

It applies to any Computer that can boot from a USB drive

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gmxx (author)jovenhatsjr2009-05-16

yes... as long as your laptop can boot from USB

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-07
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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-05-07

i meen... the thanks are at you now... dont worry about it

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-07

That your Mean?
I men... the thanks are at you now... don't worry about it
Is that what you meant?
that is what the wonderful spell checker is for

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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-05-07

usually my mac will catch spelling errors before i post...

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-07

Ah,mac,no wonder,Macs dont have spell checkers,and they probably dont support the Check spelling Button either,Its next to the post comment Button

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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-05-07

actually they do... its built in natively and works the same in every application... i never use the built in spell check... but whatever.

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-10

Thanks Man,It worked,Now i am Enjoying Windows XP on my new laptop,Thanks again! Also,I had to Un best answer your Answer so i could reply to it.

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ReCreate (author)ReCreate2009-05-10

(I still have to call Microsoft to activate) Hey,Also,The setup was quick,Like about 30 minutes in total!

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-05-06

I'll look into it ;) Thanks ~ReCreate

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ReCreate (author)2009-05-05

I want to get it to this Part,after this,I don't need anymore help.
(I cannot upload images,it is telling Me a 400 something error)
Here is theLink

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