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

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.



Best Answer 9 years ago

yep... follow these instructions'

you will need to do this on a different computer

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

no... thank you for the best answer!

does these apply to a Dell 8000 also?

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

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

No? What do you mean no?

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

I'll look into it ;) Thanks ~ReCreate

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