Can i install windows xp pro on hdd then put hdd in laptop to boot Tags: Configuration Laptops Formatting Boot Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: April 16, 2011 9:30 PM in Windows XP Share g4m3f4c3 April 16, 2011 9:15:56 PM Hello, im formatting an hdd from laptop can i copy xp pro from desk top on that hdd im formatting ..and will it boot More about : install windows pro hdd put hdd laptop boot Ijack a b D Laptop April 16, 2011 9:30:03 PM I very much doubt it. It might work after a repair install, but it would be better just to install from the CD on the laptop. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I install XP Pro on an external (Seagate) HDD Forum Help can't install Windows XP on new hdd Forum Can I drop XP Pro HDD from old Dell D630 to new D630 w/o OS reload? Forum XP hdd from old machine wanting to put in mew machine Forum Computer Shuts Down While Installing XP on second HDD on laptop Forum New HDD XP Pro install & Slave Drive Question Forum Installed Windows 7 on old HDD , put in new computer. Won't start Forum How to install win 7 pro 64 and win xp 32 in RAID1 & as dual boot ? Forum HP dv5000-new mobo, new hdd , can't install windows , " HDD not found" Forum Laptop can't boot windows xp cd or usb Forum Tried installing XP onto external HDD - BSOD [Solved] Forum XP and Win7 installed on separate HDDs. Regardless of HDD boot order in BIOS, XP Forum How to Reinstall XP Pro without CD and Wiped HDD ? Forum Can not install OS XP Pro setup does not recognize any onboard HDD 's Forum Unable to install XP on new hdd Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !