I have a question regarding installing xp without cd and floppy drive.
i dont have an IDE converter but i have a cable that converts IDE to USB.
i read the tutorial, the purpose in connecting the laptop harddrive to IDE desktop computer is to:
1.format the laptop hhd to FAT32
2.Install the DOS 7.10 on the laptop hhd
3.Copy folder i386 hhd
4.Copy Smartdrv.exe to the laptop hhd
Can i use my IDE to USB cable instead of an IDE Converter to do the said task above? isn't if i can format the hhd to fat32, install the DOS 7.10, and Copy the Folder i386 and Smartdrv.exe to my laptop hardrive using my cable (IDE to USB) then i can proceed to format my laptop?