+ 0 Votes easy Jaqui 6 years ago put the cd in, make sure that the system will boot from cd and reboot it off the cdrom. it will install windows. COMPLETELY WIPING DOS OUT IN THE PROCESS. if you are trying to install a program for windows, you have to be RUNNING windows first. + 0 Votes Hmmmmm seanferd 6 years ago Microsoft may not like the fact that you downloaded a copy of Windows. Are you sure Tablet PC is right for your laptop? This is probably why it wont install in DOS. Do you not have an installation disk or recovery CD that came with the laptop? If the laptop came pre-installed with Windows, you need to talk to the OEM (vendor), not Microsoft. I am going to assume that you also downloaded GeekSquad's MRI. Your whole endeavor is sounding just a tiny bit illegal. Please dispel my erroneous thinking if I am wrong. + 0 Votes Why Caldera? IC-IT 6 years ago You could use a Win 9X boot floppy with CD support. I would add smrtdrv.exe to the boot disk and run that after booting (otherwise a DOS XP install will take forever). Then navigate to the CDs I386 folder and run the winnt.exe command. Is your CD-ROM not a self-booting unit? I hope this is not a pirate copy.