Solved: How can I install windows XP on linux.

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Moe13_14

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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.
 
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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?
 

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"?
 

Moe13_14

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Thanks looks good, I will try this tomorrow and report back on how it went.
 
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