I want to thank you in advance for any help that can be offered. This is my first ever post in this forum, so I apologize if I've posted in the wrong area.
I simply can't figure out how to solve this problem, which I'm sure is easy but just can't wrap my head around right now.
I have an HP Mini 100-1030NR netbook that has had a replacement bare harddrive installed. This new drive is a replacement for a bad one.
The netbook does not have a disc drive, nor do I have access to a plug&play disc drive for it.
I am trying to install Windows XP Home from the HP provided disc titled Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for Ultra Low Cost PCs SP3
I do have access to a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with a DVD-RW drive, as well as a 32gb usb thumb drive.
My question is, step by step, how do I install the Windows XP OS from the manufacturer's disc using these resources?
Additionally, I have two other discs from HP for this netbook titled Application and Driver Recovery DVD discs 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. Will these be needed, if so how will I use them on a netbook that has no disc drive?
Any help would be appreciated. I am a hardware geek, but when it comes to dealing with the software side of things I am severely lacking.
Thank you, again.