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Old 03-20-2006, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have amassed a load of older PC parts and put them together to make a PC for my mum, not terrible spec, pIII 700mhz, 512 sdram and 10 gig hdd - so for surfing the net, as she wants it - it will do the job perfectly.

My problem, I have a copy of XP to put on the machine for her and since its an older style mobo, it has no option to boot from CD. How on earth do i go about it?

I was going to stick the hdd in my machine and just boot/install from cd using my set up, but i dont particularly fancy the hassle if anything goes wrong with my setup.

Any quick fix solutions to such a problem?

many thanks
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Load XP without Booting from CD?

use the setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
but i highly recommend installing win2k pro instead, as xp wont run so well with such a slow cpu
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks, I shall try that.

Was ideally hoping for easier way then the 6 disc floppy option.

thank for help bud.

just to clarify when I boot the PC, I have to obviously ensure the machine is set to boot from floppy first, then insert the following floppys 2-6 in order when requested, whilst having the XP CD actually sitting in the cd drive right?
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah thats the way it should be done

edit 1-6 not 2-6, well im sure that was just a typo
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