is it possible to install Windows XP onto a laptop which does not have a cd or dvd rom?
Posted on 2009-04-26
I have a friend of mine with a failed hard drive which does not boot into Windows XP at all. While I have not carried out any diagnoistics yet, I am wondering if XP can be reinstalled onto this laptop which does not have a cd or dvd rom. It does have several external USB ports. But, I am hoping we do not have to go out and purchase an external cd or dvd rom. A windows xp cd did not come with the Acer One laptop when it was purchased from Radio Shack.
Hypothetically speaking of course, I am wondering if we can access the harddrive of the failed HDD and perform a clean wipe and reinstall from there.
Any help regarding this tricky situation will be appreciated.