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Which shop can i buy a external dvd/cd drive from and then return it?

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Is this possible basiclly i wana boot windows xp on to my asus eee and i have the iso? Read More
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Is this possible basiclly i wana boot windows xp on to my asus eee and i have the iso?
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
Explain...

You mean you have an XP install disc, or you have a pucker XP OS as an image?
#2
Basically ive got a ISO of a xp disc right and for me to install i have to burn it to a disk which i already have so no point.

I want to boot the iso directly from my usb? make sense?
#3
Speak to T0mm lol. he helped me.
#4
hes not online he helped me last time. I fuming atm im going crazy seriously. Its pissing me off to a level where i wana bin the thing.
#5
This is available on the net and made specifically for booting from USB!!
#6
Where pm pls
#7
http://www.eeeguides.com/

did mine with info off there
#8
i saw that but was complicated
#9
nah its not mate, just follow the steps, links to apps neede are supplied, worked spot on for me
banned#10
theres a free virtual cd/dvd simulator called daemontools which allows you to mount and run ISO files through it and it sees them as proper disks ;-)
#12
problem is i need to be able to run it through the bios ?
#13
Thanks naem
#14
thank you everyone for the time being will rep once done
#15
MarzBarz
Thanks naem


No probs! Have not tried it myself!! :thumbsup:
#16
banned#17
oh right through the bios :S i take it the hard drive you are copying it to is completely formatted just now?
#18
One thing, making the bootable sd card using a dell and vista is a sloooow process.
#20
im using xp and a dell lol
#21
Forget this lol.

Which shop can i get a cd drive and then return it to after i used it ?
banned#22
so when you say and a usb...is this a usb hdd, memory stick or what mate? :)
#23
memory stick usb?
banned#24
MarzBarz


I want to boot the iso directly from my usb? make sense?


Unfortunately it doesnt make sense!!!! [edit - been trying to reply since you first posted. For some reason Ive not been able to - weird!]

I'm still not clear what you have!

Its not possible to install XP from USB. However, if you have a ghosted image of an installation, then it should work. It may have to be modified, but it can be done. Like most things there are workarounds

Ive got a similar issue. I wanted to use my works portable/light laptop for personal use via USB. Couldnt get it to work. Then I thought I should just get another drive, install inside the machine, then take that drive and use with an external casing via USB. Unfortunately the machine has a propritory 1.8" drive, so just gave up in the end.
banned#25
MarzBarz
memory stick usb?


Providing its made into a bootable device, it can work. I made a bootable linux stick for the laptop mentioned above. Unfortunately, I then couldnt get the mobile broadband USB device to load - and I couldnt figure out how to get it to work during the OS loading.
#26
MarzBarz
Forget this lol.

Which shop can i get a cd drive and then return it to after i used it ?


Catalogues. Littlewoods etc. they are great for returns lol.

Scratch that idea. they dont sell em.

Argos ?
#27
Argos?
#28
MarzBarz
Argos?


:thumbsup:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6753234/Trail/searchtext%3ECD+WRITER.htm

Doesn't say anything about being excluded from the 16 day guarantee. I'd just say I cant get it to work and want a refund.
banned#29
2seconds til i wiki and find out what an asus eee is lol
banned#30
Do you not have an external 3.5" hard drive case you could mangle together to use?
banned#31
riiiiite so it has no cd drives :p lol. Does it have an operating system on it already because why do you want to do the install from the BIOS? :S
#32
umm i got spare dvd/cd roms but not the cases.

argh this is so annoying.

It was so easy last time i installed xp but i lost the damn files
#34
Basically it happened like this.

I had xp but i forgot to activate so it asks for activation.

So then i try restoring linux but when trying to restore it deleted xp and wouldnt restore.

So now i have no operating software lol.
#35
salder21
riiiiite so it has no cd drives :p lol. Does it have an operating system on it already because why do you want to do the install from the BIOS? :S


you have to delete the linux etc, everything, to make room for the xp installation.
#36
FFS its outta stock in my argos.
banned#38
MarzBarz
Basically it happened like this.

I had xp but i forgot to activate so it asks for activation.

So then i try restoring linux but when trying to restore it deleted xp and wouldnt restore.

So now i have no operating software lol.


lol....... So basically you used a hookey copy without an activation crack? LOL

Did the laptop not come with anything to do a restore? Is it a hard rive one - or just flash?
banned#39
ah got ya :)
#40
guv
lol....... So basically you used a hookey copy without an activation crack? LOL

Did the laptop not come with anything to do a restore? Is it a hard rive one - or just flash?


They come with a restore disc.

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