Boot from a usb CD to install windows?

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
My cdrom went bad in my laptop and I wondering if anyone knows how to boot from a usb cdrom.
Question by:darrellbuckley
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    Accepted Solution

    You can set the usb cd rom to boot first in the bios or depending on your computer you can hit a function key to choose your boot device on startup.
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    Enable the USB Boot in the bios and change the boot first option to USB save and exit the bios and place the Windows XP CD in the USB cd rom and start installation
    if you still not able to do this provide the laptop and USB cd rom make and model so i can provide with exact keys

    Sudhakar A
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    well -  first your laptop must support that function, to be able to do it.
    can you confirm it can ? since you did not post ANY detail...
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    by:Jackie Man
    You need to take a trial-and-error approach as not all USB port can support boot by bus-powered CD.

    So, after changing boot sequence in BIOS according to the comments from EE experts above, if the first USB port gives you no response (when you have attached USB CD drive, try another one. In most cases, only one USB in a laptop is bus-powered.


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