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Installing windows2000 on slim laptop

By tmys21 ·
Hi,

I have a sharp pc-um10 laptop which is very slim and comes with external floppy and cd-rom drive. It is pre-installed with WinME. I would like to have a clean install on the laptop using Window 2000. However it seems to be impossible to be done. Booting using the cd would give errors that it could not detect the USB cd-rom. I tried to install using dos command prompt, but still fails. I need to clean install windows 2000 because winME installation seems to disturb the running of ProEngineer. I really hope you could help me solve this problem.

Thanks

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by DKlippert In reply to Installing windows2000 on ...

See www.bootdisk.com
Also from the forums:

To install Windows 2000 from a non-bootable USB CD-Rom you need to make the Windows 2000 boot disks
- Run Makeboot.exe from the Bootdisk folder on the install CD

Edit The Txtsetup.sif file on first boot disk
- Open txtsetup.txt on boot disk 1.
- Search for parameter

USB\VID_O644&PID_0000=”usbstor”

- Under the line above add the following line:

USB\VID_O644&PID_1002=”usbstor”

- save file
Boot off of the Floppies and install Windows 2000

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by baotran107 In reply to Installing windows2000 on ...

There is the solution if you do not mind back-up all your files.
- Create a start-up floppy
- Back up all your files
- In BIOS, change boot order: floopy -> CDROM -> hard drive.
- Start computer from floppy A
- in Dos mode, type format c: ( this will erase all your info - If you have more than 1 disk, you have to use fdisk first to combine them into one. )
- Take out the floppy A.
- Format from CDROM with Win 2K
- Type setup
- Follow instruction step by step.
Good luck

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