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install win xp from external USB CD driver

by bonyshine / August 12, 2010 6:42 PM PDT

i have a laptop with defected CD driver, i wanted to install win xp from USB external CD driver, but i went to the BIOS in order to make it boot from the CD in the external CD driver but there was no option for it. since it's USB i thought there should be some thing to give the USB high priority. there is not . what to do now ?i can't format my laptop

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If the laptop doesn't have the option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 12:17 AM PDT

Then it's game over. But for the price of an external CD/DVDRW I can buy a new laptop DVDRW!

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USB Installation Procedure for windows xp.
by powerbuks / August 13, 2010 12:40 AM PDT

The are 101 ways to format your computer if it doesn't supports cd-drive.

What you need.
Pendrive: min 1 GB Storage - 2 GB Preferable.
Windows XP Image file or ISO file.
Program: Ultraiso (you can download it from
Need to change the boot sequence to USB Boot Priority.

Creating bootable USB
1. Start UltraISO (V9.3 or newer version)
2. Choose ?File?->?Open windowxp.iso file or whatever is the name of your ISO file.
3. Choose ?Bootable?->?Write disk image? from main menu
4. Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from
5. Choose proper ?Write Method?,USB-HDD+ is recommanded
6. Hit ?Write? to get a bootable USB drive
7. When it?s done, copy the Windows XP setup files to the USB drive.

Now run the installation of your windows xp from your usb drive.
This way you can make a bootable image of any operating system.

Hope this will work for you.

Best Regards

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