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Installing Windows from flash drive-part II

Follow the next steps:
1. This step is mandatory. Through all the following process do not close the application. Close them if specified;
2. Create a folder and copy the 3 archives from above in that folder. (it is preferably to be close to the root; e.g. c:\XP USB);
3. Extract the content of USB_prep8.zip and PeToUSB.zip archives to the folder you just created;
4. Copy PeToUSB exe file to USB_prep8 folder
5. Enter the USB_prep8 folder, look for the usb_prep8.cmd and run it;
6. A black and ugly window will pop up. Press any key to continue. Here is the window that will pop up:

7. The result is the opening of the PetoUSB application:

8. All the settings are made. You only have to press Start. The application will format the USB stick and made it bootable. After completing the process do not close the application;
9. Extract the content of bootsect.zip archive;
10. Open the Command prompt (CMD). To enter the cmd, enter the Start menu- Run- type cmd. Or press Win key + R to open the Run window;
11. In the console use the CD command (Change Directory). Go to the folder that contains bootsect.exe file. If you followed step 1 the command is much more simple: c:\XP USB\bootsect;
12. Now you are in the specified folder. Type “bootsect.exe /nt52 I:”, where I: is the drive letter of the USB stick. Open a Windows Explorer or My Computer and check the drive letter of your USB flash and replace the “I:” letter with your drive letter. If it's not working close the window where you checked the letter of the drive.
13. The result will be the update of Fat file system necessary for the boot from the USB stick. Now you finally transformed the USB stick into a Bootable USB Stick. Now you can close the following window and PeToUSB application.
14. You will have in front of your eyes the following windows. If not press Enter. After the option list appeared, choose the following in the order:
a) Choose option no. 1 than browse the installation CD of Windows
b) Option 2- pick an unallocated drive letter. For example you can pick T (it is unlikely to be already chosen)
c) Option 3- pick the letter assigned for your USB Stick (in my case I)
d) Option 4 starts the process. When asked if you want to format the drive choose”Yes”, than “Press any key to continue”. The process needs some more confirmations, so stay close to your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes. It depends on transfer rate of the flash drive and the speed of the optical drive.
15. The worse passed. Now you have to confirm the deactivation of the temporary drive T: and to close all the windows. The XP USB stick is ready for use. You just have to install the operating system on your desktop or laptop PC

Now here are the steps for installing Windows from your fresh USB Boot Stick.
· Plug in the flash drive
· Check the Boot Order from the Setup(Bios) and set the Removable drive as first and the Hard Disk as second.
· Even so, there are cases when you have to enter the Boot Menu as soon you turn on your computer. (for EEE PC is ESC, for Toshiba is F12). From now on select Removable Drive or USB and the proper device.
· You will see that the menu is slightly different from the classic Windows XP installation menu, but it is not complicated.
· Pick option 1: “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP...”.Now the first part of the installation process is completed, the one in text mode. After the file copying process completes, the computer restarts, but you have to boot again from your Bootable USB flash drive. Now you have to choose option 2: “GUI Mode Setup Windows XP...”. From now on until the final steps of the installation process you have to choose Option 2.
And this is it



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Follow these steps to resolve your cd dvd issue. It’s mostly caused by an error in the registry.
Before you proceed, create a backup of your registry.
Manual steps to back up the registry in Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Run, type %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then click OK.
2. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
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The next step is as follows:
First and foremost, go to My Computer; right click on properties, hardware, and then Device Manager.
Right click on the CD DVD drive and uninstall it, then click OK, then close.

Next Step:
1) Close all open programs

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter

3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* SYSTEM
* CurrentControlSet
* Control
* Class
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4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

* UpperFilters
* LowerFilters
* UpperFilters.bak
* LowerFilters.bak

5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor

7) Reboot
your computer

That's it, guys!!
Till next time, take care of your laptop.
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