Windows Installation on Laptop
Alright, so I have a laptop. Nice dell Latitude.
It currently has windows XP on it and the previous user has insane restrictions set on the usage so I want XP off it because I don't know the password to the admin account. Problem resetting it is it doesn't have a CD Drive in it. It's nice and recent too, not an old laptop.
I ripped the windows 2000 install disk (all I have) to a 2GB flash drive and placed it on the laptop and attempted to run it, knowing once it ran it would modify the bootloader and then boot to the setup when the machine went a restarted. This failed mainly because, DUH... windows 2000 disk won't let you install 2000 from the interface if you have a newer version of windows.
I have 2000 ripped to a partition on the hard drive, entire disk. Is there anyway I can tell the PC to boot to the setup disk on the hard drive without having a boot CD or a boot disk (No flop. or CD)