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Old 11-17-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default win 2000 install problem

i have a old ibm 240 thinkpad and would like to install win 2000 but to install all i have is a usb cdrom so when the install inspect my computer part way through it will say there is no mass storage to install from as the cdrom is connected y usb and there would be no drivers so setup can see usb. the thinkpad does not have a floppy drive for me to install third party drivers but i have seen that win 2000 can be installed but how.Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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Never seen that system before, have you checked the BIOS to see if there is an option to boot from USB? Only other way i can think of, is to install over a network, providing the laptop has ethernet.
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Heres a guide to help ya if no other way will work, ya will need to spend a little cash
http://www.syschat.com/install-windo...py-cd-463.html
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I would through XP on it...Windows 2000 is not a very good OS.
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:58 AM   #5
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I would through XP on it...Windows 2000 is not a very good OS.
Whats wrong with 2000? Its NT based just like XP. Chances are he wont have the resources to run XP on there either.
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