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Install windows xp2 through usb

I have a PC with broken cd drive, so i want to install OS through usb. how i do it.

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  • bsevinc May 11, 2010

    First do you have a running operating system in the PC now? Second are you planning to use a external hard drive or CD-ROM?

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As far as I know you can't my suggestion is that you buy a new CD drive you can find them at Staples, and Computer Stores that sell computer parts, Walmart might sell them too they usually cost $15-25 for a CD-ROM and upto $40 for CD-RW/DVD but you might find them cheaper depending on the store you go to.

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Unless your motherboard supports it, which I doubt it does it's not possible. You can modify the boot order in the bios. If you see something that says USB then you can set that to the first boot up device and then go from there. Check that first before I give you the rest of the answers.

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    Unless your motherboard supports it, which I doubt it does it's not possible. You can modify the boot order in the bios. If you see something that says USB then you can set that to the first boot up device and then go from there. Check that first before I give you the rest of the answers.

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