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XpSp2 Intallation Via Usb

By puni12ke ·
Hi everyone. I have a compaq compaq evo N160 note book running on win98 Second Edition platform. I want to upgrade it to Xp Sp2 but unfortuntely the note has no cd-rom. I wonder if achieve my goal using a flashdisk with such a laptop. What the tools required and how to go about it. Thanks

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Puni

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got a floppy?

by balge In reply to XpSp2 Intallation Via Usb

hi
If you have a floppy drive you could try this - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
Never tried USB boot but this seems comprehensive - http://www.msfn.org/board/Install-XP-from-USB-f157.html
Old laptop there - you will need more RAM to get XP to work.
Plus you could slipstream SP3?
cheers!

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XpSp2 Intallation Via Usb

by puni12ke In reply to got a floppy?

Thanks Balge.... Hope it works

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This may work for you

by Jacky Howe In reply to XpSp2 Intallation Via Usb

XP will not perform very fast with that amount of Ram, it would be good if you can add some more memory. Looking at the specifications it can use up to 1GB od RAM. But I suppose it does support Win2000.
Are you networked, if you are you can map a CD drive and use it for the instructions below.
Remove all of the installed Programs from Win98 and clear the Temp files to free up as much space as you can. When it is clean Defragment the Drive.
You will need to copy the I386 folder from your XP CD to the USB drive/stick and then paste it onto the Notebook drive.
Navigate to the I386 folder and double click winnt32.exe and follow the prompts. Leave the Partition as Fat32 as it can be converted later on when you remove all reference to Win98.
You may as well copy the Motherboard Device Drivers to the USB Stick at the same time as you are going to need them, also copy your Antivirus Sofware that you are going to install.

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