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Old 02-25-2011, 10:51 AM
terefe terefe is offline
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PC how can i install xp with a floopy?

my CD-drive is not working and i need to format my pc. is there any way that i can do this and install xp using only a floppy disk?

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default use a flash disk instead

hi terefe, thats quite a unique question. the windows xp installer cd has about 600mb of files. its not possible to fit them all into multiple floppy disks.

i suggest you install windows xp using a usb flash disk instead. actually, it would be better to install windows 7 (also using a usb flash disk). Windows XP is outdated and will soon no longer be supported by microsoft.

This is a good link from Syschat itself for configuring a usb flash disk with the installation files of windows 7, and then of course the video shows using the SysChat - Windows 7 - Install Windows 7 From a USB Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive

Either way, the easiest method would indeed be if you can get a replacement dvd drive. Good luck and let us know if you have any questions

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Old 03-10-2011, 01:12 PM
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There is a way to create the floppies that goes back some 7 years when I first had the same issue. Check the TechNet archives for it. (I do have a set of those disks somplace.) How ever use the USB boot method would be simpler to do. - I think it takes like 6 floppies.. and the command line editing to create them from a good cd drive..

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