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Installing WindowsXP on a laptop with NO cd dvd usb!

by thebug / September 6, 2008 5:28 AM PDT

I work on computers in my spare time and had one of my freinds ask me to install XP on his laptop that had no cd dvd usb to work with. I said sure. Took me about 2hrs and it works great, except still no cd dvd usb
Yes it's an older laptop , P111
Anybody know how I did it?

Just a little question!

Thanks ;

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While a nice bit of trivia
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 5:29 AM PDT

It's on the internet for all to figure out. But ask yourself how would you fix something later. Is this a machine you would foist on today's owners?

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by thebug / September 6, 2008 10:49 AM PDT

He's getting a dvd drive! And what is foist on today's owners?

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It's an issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Well

I can't count how many times someone gave an far out install to someone and later the machine had an issue and they couldn't repeat the install or correct a minor issue. Look at all the machines going out today without a way to do what used to be minor repairs. The owners often can only wipe out and reinstall. In this case they can't do that (yet.)

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Not hard to fix
by thebug / September 6, 2008 12:05 PM PDT
In reply to: It's an issue.

I just install the laptop drive in my pc , fix the issue and put it back in the laptop, but don't have to do that as he has a dvd now.

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Notice they can't fix it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 12:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Not hard to fix

Only you can do that. Are they equipped and ready? Not yet.

Let's try and make less trouble for owners.

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by thebug / September 6, 2008 10:50 AM PDT

Not my machine! I only do what my customers want done!

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