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Installing operating system without a cd??

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I need some help here. Im getting a laptop soon but it doesn't have a cd drive on it. I would like to know whether i can install an operating system such as linux, ubuntu, perhaps windows from a usb or other form?

If so could someone tell me how?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
get an external one, thats what i did
#2
yeh external dvd/cd drive
#3
Cluffy321
get an external one, thats what i did


i thought about that but i'd prefer not to spend
#5
its easy to install from a usb flash drive. this guide is used for installing on an asus eeepc netbook but is the same for any computer with a usb connection

http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html

have used this loads of times its faster than installing from cd
#6
or create a USB stick
#7
wolf359
its easy to install from a usb flash drive. this guide is used for installing on an asus eeepc netbook but is the same for any computer with a usb connection

http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html

have used this loads of times its faster than installing from cd


is this basically copying the operating system from one computer and putting it on another?
banned#8

Prerequisites
A running Ubuntu 8.04 or any ubuntu version installation
banned#9
As far as I'm aware, you cant install Windows from USB but you can do it for Ubuntu and that...

Also, as the others have said, just get yourself an external USB DVD drive if you want Windows. Quite cheap these days
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MacMac;4390610
As far as I'm aware, you cant install Windows from USB but you can do it for Ubuntu and that...

Also, as the others have said, just get yourself an external USB DVD drive if you want Windows. Quite cheap these days


You can (certainly XP anyway) - all you need is the i386 folder from a Windows CD/download. The only requirement is having the option to boot from USB device in bios (which most systems have) and having a suitable USB device to format and use :thumbsup:
#11
jah128
You can (certainly XP anyway) - all you need is the i386 folder from a Windows CD/download. The only requirement is having the option to boot from USB device in bios (which most systems have) and having a suitable USB device to format and use :thumbsup:


what do i do with this folder?
#12
For XP if you can boot into a dos command prompt with access to the i386 folder run 'winnt' to start installation.

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