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Old 07-12-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Installing xp using new dvd drive

Hi!

Well, I am going to install/ reformat an old computer using an external drive.

The unit has password that we cant retrieve so i need to reformat it and install windows xp. But it doesnt have an internal optical drive so i need to use a new external.

Will i be able to install the windows using a new external drive? Do i have to install the external drive first? If yes, how can i install it if it doesnt have internal optical drive and if i cant open it because of the password?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Installing xp using new dvd drive

If it supports usb booting then yes. You're probably using a usb external drive. Though imo use a flash drive and use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads o easily install the iso onto the drive. It sets everything up for you in 4 very easy steps. Either way, make sure it's usb bootable, with assumption everything's in usb format.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Installing xp using new dvd drive

Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:54 AM   #4
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Default Re: Installing xp using new dvd drive

You can install from an external USB, but the BIOS of the computer was first to be able to boot from a USB source and other hand, may be activated and set to start in early priority.
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