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Installing XP (with a twist)


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I have this x series e server 330, now this computer has NO VGA output. Or at least my computer doesn't. So I am attempting an impossible task. Installing XP without a monitor. (NOTE) the computer doesn't have an OS. How should i do this? BTW Im using the computer for hosting purposes, so accessing the computer would be through remote desktop.
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if you can't get a monitor or some video output directly on the machine in question then it's not really going to be possible to set it up.

in theory you could do a PXE (network boot) boot to a remote install image, but you'd need to have a monitor hooked up to set that up anyway
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k....... another question, what if i hook that computer's harddrive to another computer and install xp onto there? Will it work if it connect the disk to another computer?
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only if the two computers are configured EXACTLY the same (i.e. almost every piece of hardware would need to be the same). XP doesn't transfer from one hardware platform to another without having to do some work (which requires a monitor)
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