Preload OS on a dsktp HD then put into Laptop

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sturoc1

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Pretty much like it says:
Can i preload XP onto a hard using my desktop PC then move the drive to a laptop I am trying to revive ?
 
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No. It needs to be installed on the machine it will run on.

If it's XP, you can install "from a flat", which means copying the CD to a folder on the drive and then booting the machine in DOS to start the installation. But that won't work on SATA drives which most machines have now.
 

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No Floppy .
Can you or someone do step by step reply as to making that DOS CD boot disc and the way to load it ?
 
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