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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    I simply ordered the same one that was recommended earlier in this thread and as far as I know, it's just USB powered. Can I just buy a Y connector separately?
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    OK, that's good enough for me, I've just ordered a portable USB CD/DVD drive from Amazon... Watch this space!
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    Can you elaborate on why it's not the same?
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    No worries my friend :)
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    I can't see anything about secure boot but I can see:- USB BIOS Legacy Support (Enabled)
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    Thanks, I will try making those changes in Bios and let you know how things go. No, the keyboard is not wireless, the Dell Inspiron 10 Mini is a netbook with a regular built-in keyboard and all the keys are working ok as far as I can tell.
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    I'm having absolutely no success at all in trying to boot from the USB drive even though initially it starts out like everything is going to work great but then stops dead in its tracks. When you ask: "Do you need any files on your existing drive?", do you mean when I create a bootable flash...
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    But wouldn't that pretty much just be the same as what I'm doing when I try networking the CD/DVD drive of my desktop PC to my netbook via a USB-to-USB cable?
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    No, I changed the boot up options to boot up from the USB drive.
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    OK guys, just want to give you a quick update:- I tried installing Windows XP using Rufus and also WintoFlash but sadly, both still only got me as far as the blue "Windows XP Licensing Agreement" screen where it has three options at the bottom of the screen:- F8=I agree ESC=I do not agree...
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    Cheers for your quick responses guys. I will try the methods you've suggested and let you know how things go. Just want to ask this question again:- Do I need to delete Windows 7 from the netbook before I attempt to install Windows XP or will it just overwrite it anyway? Thanks again.
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    Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    I wonder if someone can help me with this problem... Several months ago I bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 through an online auction site because the seller had listed it as having Windows XP Home Edition, which was one of the main reasons I'd bidded on it in the first place. However, when I...
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