How do I install Win XP on a brand new HDD?

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jungling - Jul 29, 2010 at 02:04 PM
jungling Posts 2 Registration date Thursday July 29, 2010 Status Member Last seen July 30, 2010 - Jul 30, 2010 at 02:53 PM
Hello,
Could anybody tell me how to install Windows XP on a brand new hard drive?
My old hard drive is totally dead, so there's nothing I can do to make it work again or fix it. My (laptop) computer was previously running on Vista, but I'd like to go back to XP.
Additional problem: my cd/dvd drive is broken... Can I install XP from an external hard drive? So far, I've tried different ways, but I was not able to start the booting process at all.
Thank you very much. Have a good one!

PS: My computer is a laptop Packard Bell "EasyNote" SJ81

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Jul 30, 2010 at 08:16 AM
Hi there,

You can install xp via pendrive for which you need it of 1Gb size minimum and make changes in bios for the downgrade,all instructions for the process are given on links below from Faq:

http://ccm.net/faq/2667-moving-from-vista-to-xp
https://ccm.net/faq/2370-downgrade-from-windows-vista-to-xp-hdd-s-ata-not-recognized
https://ccm.net/computing/windows/843-create-a-bootable-usb-drive/

Thanks
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jungling Posts 2 Registration date Thursday July 29, 2010 Status Member Last seen July 30, 2010
Jul 30, 2010 at 02:53 PM
Thanks a lot jaunglia!
...And I guess I can use an external hard drive instead of a pendrive, there should be no difference between those, right?
Once again, thanks so much. Have a good one! :)
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