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Yeah

Good luck installing Windows without one

You cant transfer drives from PC to PC, you will need to reformat
    
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by j_syk View Post
SATA dvd drives ftw.
I know..I'm being cheap xD

What I'm doing right now is no hassle to me though. I very rarely use my DVD drive and it's not a bad dvd drive either

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Yeah

Good luck installing Windows without one

You cant transfer drives from PC to PC, you will need to reformat

Haven't some people installed XP with flash drives? (Particularly on EEE PC's)
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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Speedma11229 View Post
Sure, but it will be limited

You will only be able to play games through Steam or download digital copies of games, you wont be able to watch dvd's, basically all your programs will have to be a digital copy

Same thing with drivers any program you can think of

EDIT: read your op more clearly, with Vista you can install it from a flash drive
out of interest would it be quicker to install O/S from a Flash Drive (generic 4-8gb usb stick) compared with the tradition DVD?
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by zetec-ss View Post
out of interest would it be quicker to install O/S from a Flash Drive (generic 4-8gb usb stick) compared with the tradition DVD?
well maybe after you converted it into the correct form to be put on the flash drive the install would be quicker but the whole process of having to do that would probly take longer than it would to install it from a regualr dvd/cd
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post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by oregonducks45 View Post
you will probly have to re-install the OS if you change motherboards.
i believe there are ways to do this without a cd or dvd though.
I just installed my p45 in place of an old p5ld2 and was able to do so without reinstalling windows I just had to reactivate it over the phone because my ethernet drivers weren't installed yet. Only took 5 minutes, though.
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post #26 of 28
There are ways but its a huge PITA

It took me 4 hours of working and failing to give up on installing windows from a flash drive
    
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post #27 of 28
What if ur building linux?
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post #28 of 28
Wow. The second coming of this thread. LOL.

Its now 2013 and booting from USB is flawless - so yes, Mr Necro, you can.
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