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Loading XP on Laptop with no drives


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mikell808

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I have an old IMB Tap screen thinkpad 2675-21u. I would like to load windows XP onto it, but without an external drives I am stumped. Is there a way to start the process by connecting the hard drive to my desktop and then at some point kill Ihe process and then start it back up after putting the hardrive back in the laptop? I thank you in advance.
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...so this computer has absolutely no drives? no cdrom no nothing?

it's going to be extremely difficult to get this done without some form of drive....you'd need an external cdrom drive...and your bios would have to be capable of booting to USB...not all are....you could take the HD out and install from another pc...but that's VERY unlikely to work...because of the way XP handles hardware....it won't transfer to the other system well...if at all...so basically...you'll need a CDROM of some kind on that computer
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