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Okay I just bought an Toshiba R200 laptop for web browsing.

They have no internal CD drive because they are so lightweight and slim.

So how can I boot my XP disk to reformat the drive with my XP image.

I don't want to buy an eternal CD drive just for this.

I want to boot the laptop select > Boot from USB stick>have it load my xp image from the usb drive and install windows.



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I took the hard drive out to see if i could connect up to it and do it that way.

Pretty small HDD and the connectors are too small for my converter.

post #3 of 7
Yeah, that looks like the typical 2" HD's found in laptops. They run the same interface as PCs, you just need an adapter.

I do believe there is a way to copy the CD to a USB drive, make it bootable, and then do a quick modification to the CD files on the USB drive to make the windows installer come up and work. I've never done it myself, but I'm sure there's a guide out there on how.
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here ya go....I am gonna give it a whirl tonite....
http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176


Correction this is now the correct guide.
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hi friend ,we can use a quick , easy and user friendly method ,where you only need one file and your window installation from usb pen drive will start,for more <a href="http://hamarasathi.blogspot.com/2010/05/install-windows-using-usb-flash-diskpen.html">click here</a>
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hi friend ,we can use a quick , easy and user friendly method ,where you only need one file and your window installation from usb pen drive will start,for more <a href="http://hamarasathi.blogspot.com/2010/05/install-windows-using-usb-flash-diskpen.html">click here</a>
Fixed your link :: click here

edit: lol that guy bumped an almost 2 month old thread.
Edited by mightyheysu - 5/30/10 at 1:10pm
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sorry,i mean we can use a quick , easy and user friendly method ,where you only need one file and your window installation from usb pen drive will start,for more click here
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