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I want to re-install xp on a Dell Mini


ened

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I have a friend's little machine.

Apparently it went wrong and somebody (trying to help) installed win7 on it.

I need to install xp and have the disc and an external drive which is connected by usb. When I put the disc in during operation (incidentally there is NO spare space on the Hard Drive and only 1 gig of memory)the install option is blanked out.

I have changed the boot options to: Removable Device, then USB, then cd/dvd etc and finally main disc.

Whatever order I try it keeps booting to the main drive.

How on earth am I going to get this os back on this machine?

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woodchip

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Check Cmos Settings again and that all USB is enabled in it then Save and exit. It should then boot from External Drive

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ened

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Thanks woodchip

I am beyond that point now.

Did you miss my last post? It's at the end of the last page.

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onthelimit1

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To update/install a driver that you have saved to the usb stick, click on update driver in Device Manager and point to the usb.

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