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fee
15-Feb-07, 12:55
i formated my laptop
now the cd drive is playing up so it wont install xp
i need a new cd drive but it costs about the same as the laptop
is there anyway that i can install xp with out a cd drive

maidencaithness
15-Feb-07, 15:43
i formated my laptop
now the cd drive is playing up so it wont install xp
i need a new cd drive but it costs about the same as the laptop
is there anyway that i can install xp with out a cd drive

Windows can be installed from a flash drive you'll just need a decent sized one (although you can condense windows from Microsoft's unreasonably large original) and someone with a working CD rom drive. Or borrow an external Cd rom drive.

Bobinovich
15-Feb-07, 21:54
Yeah I'd go with an external USB CD-ROM drive - Ebuyer have external enclosures (http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/74824) for just over 14 and a cheap CD-ROM drive (http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119575)would be just over 7 - making the total a tad over 21 plus P&P.