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Old July 5, 2008, 07:09 PM
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i got a 5 gig usb drive think i can put, i mean copy the windows xp files to it including the autorun files to try and install it from there, cd and dvd rom drive isnt reading with the e8400 and p35 ds3l. been 5 hours and i cant get this crap up and running . lost both my vista and xp instalation cd
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Old July 5, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Not without some grief.

Windows XP by default does NOT recognize a USB drive as a "physical" drive in the system.

You'd have to hack the XP files to recognize it.
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Old July 5, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Not without some grief.

Windows XP by default does NOT recognize a USB drive as a "physical" drive in the system.

You'd have to hack the XP files to recognize it.
Really? I had my USB drive plugged in tonight when I installed XP x64 and it found it as a hard drive...

I think it more depends on how your BIOS classifies the USB drive.

Sounds like he wants to run the installer off his USB though which is possible with Vista. Not sure about XP though. An example: Kurt Shintaku's Blog: HOWTO: Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive
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Old July 5, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Really? I had my USB drive plugged in tonight when I installed XP x64 and it found it as a hard drive...

I think it more depends on how your BIOS classifies the USB drive.

Sounds like he wants to run the installer off his USB though which is possible with Vista. Not sure about XP though. An example: Kurt Shintaku's Blog: HOWTO: Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive
hmmm maybe bioses are different now.. i'll have to try this next time.
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Old July 5, 2008, 10:32 PM
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crap ur rite this blows got card and everything up and working but no OS this blows
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Old July 5, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Default MSFN has some good info on this

Install XP from USB - MSFN Forums
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