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I have an acer 1000 running linux lite. I want to install windows xp via an LG external hard drive I have plugged the hard drive into the computer and inserted the hard drive set up disc but cannot figure out how to carry out the set up from the display that then appears showing the files on the disk. There is no guidance in the Acer application manual that comes with the computer as to how to do this. I also obviously need to be able to navigate my way through the set up for XP when I get t


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Okay I if I understood it correctly You want to install windows XP from HARD DRIVE and not from a cd.

To install Xp from a dos promtp (Eg. c:\\>) You will need to start dos first of all, with a boot diskette or a cd, linux won't do.

Since you are using a external hard drive I don't know if this will work or not, you will most likely have to get DOS with USB support to use the external hard drive in dos.

Basically ones you get into the dos prompt c:\\> or any other letter and you have access to the setup files, you need to browse to the setup files, then open the i386 folder (cd i386) then run the setup file inside which is winnt.exe (type winnt.exe and press enter)

bootdisks for dos start up
http://www.bootdisk.com/

Windows 98 Se disk with cdrom support recommended.

Usb - external drive support for dos
http://www.bootdisk.com/usb.htm


I don't think that the hard drive setup cd will actually let you to use the drive in dos, I think it would be best to install windows to the computer using a windows installation cd, that way is alot more simpler and easier.

Heres how you would install it from a cd:

insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

When\015\012the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen,\015\012press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

if\015\012not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either\015\012enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power\015\012up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in\015\012order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS

here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php

heres a video on how to install xp, this video goes halfway the process, the rest of the process is very easy and only requires you to answer a few simple questions when they come up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0cop_am1WM



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