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Trying To Reinstall Windows XP On Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GillBates54, Jan 8, 2018.

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  1. GillBates54

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    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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    Also make sure you enable legacy mode and disable secure boot if that is shown in the bios
     
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    Sorry about the wireless keyboard question, it was meant for a different thread. :(
     
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    I can't see anything about secure boot but I can see:-

    USB BIOS Legacy Support (Enabled)
     
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    No worries my friend :)
     
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    No it is not the same.
     
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    Can you elaborate on why it's not the same?
     
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    To network two computers they both must be running software (usually an operating system and some special networking program). You can't boot either computer to something else while still running that software.
     
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    The CD/DVD drive of your desktop PC is tied to a SATA connection on your motherboard, it doesn't communicate directly thru an external USB cable. An external USB CD/DVD drive is designed to work over a USB cable!
     
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    Netbooks don't have such options. These are quite old. No UEFI.
     
  11. GillBates54

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    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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    I hope you bought one with a y power connector or its own power supply. If it only connects to one USB port, the power supplied might not be enough.

    I use a portable DVD burner with the 3 netbooks in the house (one linux and two Windows 7). I also hooked it up to a very old all-in-one computer with Windows 2000 that only had a CD-ROM when I wanted to use a DVD.
     

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    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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