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terefe 02-25-2011 10:51 AM

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?

DominicD 02-25-2011 11:18 AM

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 Windows XP is outdated and will soon no longer be supported by microsoft.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 :)

bytlan 03-10-2011 01:12 PM

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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