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I brought a 2bd hand Zoostorm netbook with an 8 gig ssd card, how can I copy an operating system onto the card as the XP on it is faulty, and will not start. I have a USB 3.5 inch floppy, and a USB cd drive. Please help Many Thanks Colin Mason


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You need to make a bootable usb install for windows (these directions are for vista but should be the same for xp)
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\015\012This tutorial will help you in creating a bootable USB drive of Windows Vista which you can use to install Vista in any system. It might become very useful when you don't have access to DVD drive.
\015\0121. First format your USB drive in NTFS file system. You can do it by attaching your USB drive to your system and then format it from My Computer window.
\015\0122. Now open Command Prompt window from Start menu. Right-click on Command Prompt entry in start menu and select "Run as administrator" option.
\015\0123. Now type diskpart in Command Prompt window and press Enter. It'll launch DiskPart program:
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\015\0124. Now provide following command:
\015\012\015\012list volume
\015\012It'll show a list of all drives in your system. Look for your USB drive entry. As in the below screenshot, the USB drive is "G" which you can determine from its "Type" entry.
\015\012Now you have to select the USB drive volume by providing select volume no. command. Since in our case volume no. of USB drive is "Volume 4", the command would be:
\015\012\015\012select volume 4
\015\012Now we have to make this drive active. So provide active command:
\015\012\015\012active
\015\012Now exit from DiskPart using exit command.
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\015\0125. Now we need to create Boot sector on USB drive. We'll use "bootsect.exe" utility for this task. You can find this utility in Windows Vista setup disk. It'll be present in "Boot" directory.
\015\012Now provide following command in Command Prompt:
\015\012bootsect /nt60 G:
\015\012Here G is drive letter of USB drive. Replace it with the correct drive letter if your system has some other letter for USB drive.
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\015\0126. At last, copy all files/folders from Vista Setup DVD to your USB drive and you have done.
\015\012Now you can boot using your USB drive and can install Windows Vista in any system.
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\015\012You can also see the directions here http://www.askvg.com/how-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-vista/
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