Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Installation


  • Please log in to reply

#1
tiptopfunnyman

tiptopfunnyman

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
I have an older computer in which I am trying to install Windows Xp. I have put a 500gb hdd, I have enough RAM and I have a PIII. I have been able to get the window where you create a partition, but nothing more. Now the computer wont even read the cd. I have an external hdd that I have tried to put it on but gotten no where. If possible, please help.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Windows cannot be installed on an external drive.

It may well be that your computer can't talk to hard drives bigger than 137Gb. If this is the case, then usually it won't find it at all.
  • 0

#3
tiptopfunnyman

tiptopfunnyman

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
Well you can install Windows on an external hard drive, its just a large project. And the computer has recognized the hdd it just wont read the disk, yet it reads other installation disks to a point.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP