interesting way to install XP on cd-less/floppyless
I have a laptop that lacks a floppy and a cd rom. I wanted windows XP on it, but couldnt load it without either a floppy or cd. Here is what I did:
1) install the hard drive as a slave in your working desktop system. I tried using a USB adaptor and it failed, i think it wants to be on an ide channel.
2) Format the drive. I just did a quick ntsf format, doesnt seem to matter.
3) insert your windows cd in the drive, and exit when it pops up asking what you want to do.
4) Go to "My Computer" and look at the drive letters of the CD-rom containing the XP disk, and also the drive letter of the hard drive you are installing to.
5) Assuming the hard drive is "D" and the XP cd is in "E:", go to the run command and type (or cut and paste):
E:\I386\winnt32.exe /syspart:D: /tempdrive:D: /makelocalsource /noreboot
6) setup will begin and ask you if you want to upgrade or full install, make sure it is FULL INSTALL. It will then ask you for a few more things including the CD key.
7) When it goes back to your desktop, turn off your PC and remove the slave hard drive. It is now ready for install in the new system. It will simply continue to install windows from this point.
I just finished it on my floppyless and cd-less laptop, and it worked awesome!
gospeed.racer interesting way to install XP on cd-less/floppyless
TO gospeed.racer interesting way to install XP on cd-less/floppyless
ThanU alot, works just fine.
And I suceeded to do that on USB adaptor.:hippie: