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Install Win XP via USB memory stick on thinkpad x31?


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petko8680

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hi all,
just signed up as couldn't find an answer anywhere. I purchased the IBM thinkpad x31 netbook and now I have to install Win XP. the netbook comes without a CD drive and i do not have an external one and can't afford buying it right now. Don't have a docking station as well. So, was wondering if possible to install windows XP via USB memory stick/flash drive, but need to format the hdd first. Will appreciate any help. thanks


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It's a Pentium M machine. BIOS seems to support USB HD booting.
http://www.thinkwiki...ed_Boot_Devices

Given BIOS age, try a small USB memory stick, up to 2 GB first.
Read here and try some approaches.

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petko8680

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Thanks, have exactly 2gb memory stick. will get back to you when have some results.

P.S. Which one do you recommend to try as have never install windows via USB and I am a bit confused of not messing things up?

Edited by petko8680, 14 August 2012 - 06:15 AM.





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