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Solved: How can I install windows XP on linux.

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Moe13_14, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. Moe13_14

    Moe13_14 Thread Starter

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    Heres the thing.. I have an acer laptop that had a malfunctioning hdd that had windows xp on it, so I took it out and replaced the hdd with my broken laptop one which had linux on it. Now, my laptop does not have a dvd drive to install windows and I cant buy a external dvd drive.. and my laptop dosnt have a recovery disk, and the windows installation setup.exe cant run on linux even with wine I gusse it is not supported. Is there any way to install windows on my machine? thanks.
     
  2. arochester

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    You say:
    1) my laptop does not have a dvd drive to install windows
    2) I cant buy a external dvd drive
    3) and my laptop dosnt have a recovery disk
    4) the windows installation setup.exe cant run on linux

    Windows XP is not a DVD install, it is a CD. If the laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, you can't buy a DVD drive and you don't have a recovery disk ...how have you tried the Windows setup.exe???

    What you do NOT say is:
    a) Do you want Linux AND Windows?
    b) Do you want Windows only?
     
  3. Moe13_14

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    DVD or CD, my laptop just dosnt have a cd/dvd/whatever drive in it.. and I dont have the money to buy an external one. I tried the setup because I have the ISO image of windows xp on my flash drive.. so I just put it in, open the files in the iso and clicked on setup.

    And it dosnt really matter, I just want windows.. with or without linux, whichever one is easier.
     
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    How and from where did you get an "ISO image of windows xp"?
     
  5. Moe13_14

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    From my windows cd, I created an iso image of it.
     
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    Thanks looks good, I will try this tomorrow and report back on how it went.
     
  8. Moe13_14

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    Thanks alot, it worked out fine!
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Cool! :cool: Good to know in case I get into that situation.
     
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