Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I dont have a a: drv I dont have the bootable cd for xp home ed. If only my computer recognise the new hd I tend to clon for my convinent.
Get an external USB enclosure like this:
Then use a drive copying utility to copy the drive contents over. You should be able to find this utility at the drive maker's site. And you'll be able to use the enclosure to access the old drive later.
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Oct 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
1. Place diskette in the computer.
2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
4. Click Start
Create Windows XP Setup diskettes
Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP. These downloads can be found through KB310994.
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