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By teddy187 ·
i have a Viglen laptop that has no operating system also it doesn't have a CD-DVD ROM or a flopp drive i want to know if i purchase a external dvd rom will i be able to boot windows from it and reinstall. It has an option in the bios under boot options for usb cd rom.

the options displayed

Boot priority order:
IDE 1
USB FDC
IDE HTS4204 HD
PCI LAN Realtek Boot Agent

exclued from boot order are:

IDE2
IDE3
USB CD ROM
USD HDD
1394 HDD
1394 CD

If i add USB CD ROM before harddrive boot will this make the external dvd boot first allowing me to install windows

Thank you


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If it has the option

by mjd420nova In reply to booting

Why not?? Connect an external USB drive to the unit and set the BIOS to reflect the change. Give it a whirl.

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booting

by teddy187 In reply to If it has the option

the options displayed

Boot priority order:
IDE 1
USB FDC
IDE HTS4204 HD
PCI LAN Realtek Boot Agent

exclued from boot order are:

IDE2
IDE3
USB CD ROM
USD HDD
1394 HDD
1394 CD

If i add USB CD ROM before harddrive boot will this make the external dvd boot first allowing me to install windows

Thank you

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once connected

by w2ktechman In reply to booting

the BIOS option for boot order should reflect that the USB cd is available, and add it to the list to prioritize.
Yes, it should work fine, even if the boot order is not changed, unless a device earlier in the list is bootable. In that case the boot order in the BIOS will need to be changed as well, making the USB cd 1st.
Some BIOS's will allow for an alternate key or combo to be pressed which will change the boot order for 1 boot. You may want to see if your system has that option.

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