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How to format and install a OS into the HARD DISK using a PEN DRIVE ......

My CD drive is not working and i have been using Windows Vista in my laptop. I want to install Windows XP in it. Is there any way to format and install the OS into the hard drive using a PEN DRIVE ????????? Because I have only a PEN DRIVE, WINDOWS XP dumped in it and this INTERNET connection only. I don't even have a FDD also. Please suggest ...............

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  • LaxmiCnu Oct 13, 2008

    Are you saying it is impossible??????? If so is there any other way???????? and I have a PC also with me. Is it possible to do from it ?????????/

  • nicedream Dec 26, 2008

    60 mb Thinkpad T60, 5 nb wasted on hidden partition. Not needed because I have great backups. Any I deas?

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Nope..that is a complete compatibility challenge of the first order..

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