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I Have 2 Laptop running under Windows XP Professional. Now I want use one laptop boot from the other.
Both of them have NIC support boot from lan ( It is Toshiba satellite 2410 and A50 ).
So now, how can i do to boot my Computer with out  CD-ROM ( doesn't work anymore) , With out Floppy, and don't use USB .
Thanks you !
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by:bbao
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> Now I want use one laptop boot from the other.

i am sorry, as far as i know, you can NOT remote boot XP PRO from another computer through network.

another related product, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, can do that. if you were referring to this, please see the following URL:

Microsoft Windows XP Embedded - Remote Boot
http://www.allwell.tv/Contact/Remote_Boot/remote_boot.html

hope it helps,
bbao
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by:Tamvnit
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Thanks for ur advice, I will install Windows XP Embedded and try to do it.
Can u show me more detail ?
For ex : Should i install Windows XP Embedded in 1 computer ? Or both  ?
WHat is advantage ?
How could I Configure my Computer ? when install new OS ?
Do u think that Windows sever is better .. . ? more and more
Listenning from u !
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> I will install Windows XP Embedded and try to do it.

what do you actually need? XPE is not for common users and business/home use, it is mainly used by those developers of embedded devices. are you one of them? ;) additionally, i am afraid that you can not obtain XPE from retail channel.

anyway, you may try to get the evaluation version of it from here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/howtobuy/default.aspx

> Do u think that Windows sever is better .. . ? more and more
> Listenning from u !

all the answers will depend on your actual business or personal requirements. but, it seems that XPE is NOT suitable to these.

you may learn what is XPE at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/windowsxpembedded/default.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/getstart/

hope it helps,
bbao
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