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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:43 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:55 AM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:06 AM
There are USB DVD burners out there for laptops, you could use one of those and it will install XP right from the installation disk.
If you don't intend on keeping the drive after the install, just return it.
If you are in the USA Staples Super Stores have USB DVD burner drives that will do the trick.
Hope this helps.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:35 AM
Edited by MrBruce1959, 06 July 2010 - 02:39 AM.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:41 AM
That would be a matter of preference, you can install XP on a second partition if you prefer, or you can use Gparted and delete the GNOME partition and start fresh with XP then install Linux on an extended partition afterwards.
Gparted can be found here at this web site http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:38 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:43 PM
Edited by Joe C, 06 July 2010 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:57 PM
With only an 8 gig hard drive I would do a clean install of XP only. That will take about 2 gig +/-.
Then you need to install all the device drivers which are available here
Install the chipset first, then video, audio, network and communications.
You will not be left with much room. About 5 gigs free
Remember that Windows needs space for the swap files, system restore files ect ect which will gobble up space rapidly
Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:19 PM
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