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My dell latitude x1 wants to reinstall xp pro. the problem is that he can not find a specific file in the I386 file. it does not have a cd-rom. also tryd to boot from a bootabll ubuntu netbook live usb, but it does not accept usb drives. also tryd to put the I386 file on usb, but he doesnt read anything from the usb.

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It requires an external USB Optical drive to install XP

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