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HOW TO BOOT A LAPTOP FROM LAN

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Laptops
  • LAN
  • Boot
  • DVD Drives
  • Business Computing
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February 23, 2011 9:37:28 PM

Hello,HOW DO I INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM ON A LAPTOP THAT HAS NOT GOT DVD DRIVE?

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February 23, 2011 9:46:56 PM

Well there's the possibility of creating a bootable flash drive and using that. What operating system do you want to install?
February 24, 2011 9:06:20 AM

As jprahman says, you can use another machine to make a bootable USB key with the OS installation files.

But to your original question, you will need a machine to act as the server. This will have DHCP and PXE services as well as the file repository. Server 2008 (and R2) both have this capability built in (seek help on MDT).

But more than likely, if you had the equipment and know-how to do a PXE build, you would also have an external DVD reader and/or a UBS key (to make bootable) to do the installation from as well.
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February 24, 2011 5:14:28 PM

Quote:
Hello,HOW DO I INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM ON A LAPTOP THAT HAS NOT GOT DVD DRIVE?



Use a USB DVD drive.



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May 18, 2011 7:40:19 AM

:D  using usb flash

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