Installing OS on laptop hard drive


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Guest

Hi,
The notebook i'm using has a cd-rom that does not work and my hard drive is "faulty".

I used a 2.5" Hard Disk connector to connect my hard disk to my IDE connector on my PC and it works. I was able to to reformat my hard disk and install windows XP over it.

Problem is, the settings which were used during this installation can only run on my PC and not my laptop.

Is there a way to install windows XP on my laptop's hard disk through my PC and enable it to run on my laptop?

Thanks!

note: laptop cd-rom does not work, and i can boot on Lan
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

No, it will not work. The hard drive must be installed in the
laptop computer and you must have a working CD Drive.
Otherwise, Windows XP cannot be installed using your
proposed method.

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| Hi,
| The notebook i'm using has a cd-rom that does not work and my hard drive is "faulty".
|
| I used a 2.5" Hard Disk connector to connect my hard disk to my IDE connector on my PC and it works. I was
able to to reformat my hard disk and install windows XP over it.
|
| Problem is, the settings which were used during this installation can only run on my PC and not my laptop.
|
| Is there a way to install windows XP on my laptop's hard disk through my PC and enable it to run on my
laptop?
|
| Thanks!
|
| note: laptop cd-rom does not work, and i can boot on Lan
|
 
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D.Currie

ROGER said:
Hi,
The notebook i'm using has a cd-rom that does not work and my hard drive is "faulty".

I used a 2.5" Hard Disk connector to connect my hard disk to my IDE
connector on my PC and it works. I was able to to reformat my hard disk and
install windows XP over it.
Problem is, the settings which were used during this installation can only
run on my PC and not my laptop.
Is there a way to install windows XP on my laptop's hard disk through my
PC and enable it to run on my laptop?
Thanks!

note: laptop cd-rom does not work, and i can boot on Lan


Easy peasy. Copy your Windows CD to the hard drive, and point to that when
the setup requires it.
 

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