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using a usb cdrom to upgrade to xp

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:56:12 AM

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I have an old laptop that is running on Win 2000 and i want to upgrade
to XP but I have no floppy or cdrom drives with the exception of a usb
cdrom drive that works fine for any other instals. When I load XP
upgrade it happily goes through the motions then restarts and complains
that it cannot see a cdrom drive (ie D: ) and threofore cannot finnish
the instalation.
Can anyone tell me how to get it to see the usb cdrom drive at this
point of instalation?


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treelow

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:56:13 AM

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Hi,

It'd probably be easier to just copy the I386 folder from the CD to the hard
drive, then run setup from there (execute the winnt32.exe file).

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"treelow" <treelow.1uynpu@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> I have an old laptop that is running on Win 2000 and i want to upgrade
> to XP but I have no floppy or cdrom drives with the exception of a usb
> cdrom drive that works fine for any other instals. When I load XP
> upgrade it happily goes through the motions then restarts and complains
> that it cannot see a cdrom drive (ie D: ) and threofore cannot finnish
> the instalation.
> Can anyone tell me how to get it to see the usb cdrom drive at this
> point of instalation?
>
>
> --
> treelow
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