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: ForumCan I install XP Pro on an external (Seagate) HDD ForumHelp can't install Windows XP on new hdd ForumCan I drop XP Pro HDD from old Dell D630 to new D630 w/o OS reload? ForumXP hdd from old machine wanting to put in mew machine ForumComputer Shuts Down While Installing XP on second HDD on laptop ForumNew HDD XP Pro install & Slave Drive Question ForumInstalled Windows 7 on old HDD , put in new computer. Won't start ForumHow to install win 7 pro 64 and win xp 32 in RAID1 & as dual boot ? ForumHP dv5000-new mobo, new hdd , can't install windows , " HDD not found" ForumLaptop can't boot windows xp cd or usb ForumTried installing XP onto external HDD - BSOD [Solved] ForumXP and Win7 installed on separate HDDs. Regardless of HDD boot order in BIOS, XP ForumHow to Reinstall XP Pro without CD and Wiped HDD ? ForumCan not install OS XP Pro setup does not recognize any onboard HDD 's ForumUnable to install XP on new hdd ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !