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Install Window XP into Eee PC without external DVD drive?

Greeting everyone,

I had recently brought a Eee PC (ASUS) 1000 (the one with 40 GB solid state and Linux), and I would like to install window XP into the computer. The user menu require the user to have a external DVD drive in order to complete the installation, however I do not think it is worth it to get a external disk drive just for that purpose. It there a way I could use other laptop/desktop computer and connect it to my Eee as a external disk drive? or am I just being too cheap?

Thank you for all your help!

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  • manmantong20 Nov 17, 2008

    Alright, I guess there is no other way out, but thank you anyway =P

  • manmantong20 Dec 01, 2008

    very interseting and complex solution, but nevertheless it acheives the goal without external hard drive (all you need is a big USB that cost like 20 below). This is very useful, thank you!

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Each computer needs its own operating system in which you do you have linux as a pre-install. If you want XP, you will need an external dvd/cd rom drive. It is worth it if you think about it...running xp, you're bound to run into other software you will likely need in the future, so getting an external cd/dvd drive would not be a waste of your money.

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