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Old 03-18-2003, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default format with a cd drive

i have a laptop with xp installed in it. it has a celeron 800+ and 512mb ram. can u suggest me whether xp will be better or win2000 will be better for my system ?

also i dont have a floppy drive for the laptop. all it has is a cd there anyway i can boot using a cd drive which has in it and remove the xp and install 2000 in it.i have a bootable 2000 cd.

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Old 03-20-2003, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you make a copy of your " licensed" software , for backup purposes only,, prior to burning the backup,, which will be in ISO format,,

get program called ISOBUSTER,, this will allow you to edit , add, remove files from an ISO image,,

you can move the fdisk, and format into the ISO,, THEN burn it,, that way you have a bootable CD, with the utility(ies) on it that you wish,,

Once done,, you always got it if you need it,,


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Old 03-20-2003, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes you can boot from the cd as long as it is my opinion both the OSes are quite good can go for anyone of them one being plain vanilla and the other just a bit of eye candy ...thats can chhose to remove the OS if you want to install the other one.
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