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how can i install xp on asus eee?

post #1 of 15
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i have a 8GB memory stick already. how can i make xp bootable on a memory stick or how can i install xp on my asus eee? the asus eee pc already comes with xp home but i dont like xp home and all the crap the preload onto the computer.
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If you've got an XP pro retail disc, you can probly install it.
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Here's a good link I found:
http://tinyurl.com/3ghonc

(no really) I actually used this tutorial, it didn't go very well for me, as quite a few nessessary boot files were apparently on the jumpdrive, so I had to have that in at all times if I wanted to boot into XP...

I was probably doing it wrong though...
http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/ins...usb-thumb.html
Edited by chris062689 - 6/2/09 at 3:07am
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i have the xp cd. i just don't have a cd drive on my asus eee. an external cd drive is like 100CAD.
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post #5 of 15
kk i did this on my other comp.

-get a USB memory stick.
-format it.
-put the xp cd in your computer, drag everything off the disc (AS IT IS) and drop it in the memory stick.
-put stick in eee pc
-set your eee pc to boot usb devices before hard drive or hit a hot key to enter the boot menu when you start the netbook.
-xp installation should commence.

Good luck,
Nailuj.
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Originally Posted by Nailuj View Post
kk i did this on my other comp.

-get a USB memory stick.
-format it.
-put the xp cd in your computer, drag everything off the disc (AS IT IS) and drop it in the memory stick.
-put stick in eee pc
-set your eee pc to boot usb devices before hard drive or hit a hot key to enter the boot menu when you start the netbook.
-xp installation should commence.

Good luck,
Nailuj.

Did this really work?
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post #7 of 15
worked for me. my dads computer doesnt have an optical drive, i did this with vista ultimate and it worked fine. i dont see why xp would be different
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okay, ill give it a try.
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nope. it doesnt work.
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post #10 of 15
is your thumb drive FAT32?

thats what i had it as when i used it. im not sure of anything else
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