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Network Boot i have a dell latitude c400 with no cdrom & floppy drive, my problem is how to install win xp pro on it? how do i network boot to install win xp or are there other ways i can install the os, thanks for the help

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Hi,
i have dell c400 laptop, its to much simple to install xp
first you just take out hdd from laptop
plug in tht hdd in desktop pc by external usb box
now u just start windows 98 setup in it
when it started first format ur drive then install it
when windows 98 setup files copies to 100%. machine need to restart
u just plug out the hdd and plug in back to laptop
now the setup will remain start in ur laptop and when the installation complete u just upgrade ur windows from 98 to xp by intalling xp from external drive on OPERATING SYSTEM OF 98 WINDOWS
NOW WAT U SAY???
ITS TO MUCH SIMPLE just try once

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Carol James Sep 24, 2013

    Sounds crazy enough (and simple enough) to work! I'm getting things set up right now.....Stay Tuned......

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If you want to change your boot order check out my tips and tricks located on my profile page. (click on my screen name by this post)
another option is to download a boot file and put it on a thumb drive and set your computer to boot from usb. and restart your computer with the thumb drive plugged in.
You can download a boot file from bootdisk.com

my profile here also - http://www.fixya.com/users/knotbeerdan

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