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I want to install Windows XP on IBM X21 which does not have CD drive. Am trying to boot from USB CD but this laptop does not have USB boot option. Whats the solution? Thanks Ashish Shah

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    (According to that, a USB CD should work - are you using F12 to select the boot device at boot time?)

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If it does not have a cd drive it must have a usb boot option,
Sometimes usb boot option has to be enabled from the CMOS settings.
secondly while booting the system prompts to press certain combination of keys for boot menu. please check out this also.
Good Luck.

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I forget my password .my laptop is IBM thinkpad X21 type2662. pls help me


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First I suggest you install Windows XP but you need the Windows installation CD and the product installation code.
Second, the USB ports and therefore the CD ROM drive will not work until Windows XP has been installed, unless the BIOS supports the USB ports and you can make the USB port/CD ROM as the first boot device.
After installing Windows you need to install the ThinkPad's device drivers.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

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Will try to make a long story short...Attempting to install Windows XP Prof. on a friend's IBM NetVista 6645 Model W2U which he purchased from someplace. It already has XP Prof. installed, but my friend...


Can you get into the BIOS configuration to enable the CD and USB drive?
If so enable these devices.
Check the interior of the desktop to see if the CD drive and USB connectors are still connected.

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Boot from XP CD.
Select R option at Boot options (for recovery Console)
Use admin password to run console.
Enter following command:
fixboot
fixmbr
cd
ren windows winvista
exit
When your PC restarts, boot onto your XP CD once again, and then proceed with setup normally to install your XP.
Detail here

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Please check your setup config to be sure of the boot order. Should be CD-ROM, Hard drive, other external media source (USB). Once you have the boot sequence set, retry the windows CD.

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