The hard drive in my laptop has stopped working, and I was wondering is there a possibility to run XP (or any operating system) from a USB stick until I buy a new computer. Thing is I don't want to replace the HDD because I will be getting a new one, but in 30-40 days (problems with money).
I am writing this from another computer, and I could install the USB system using this machine, and then continue using my laptop for web browsing, music from YouTube and Office.
Linux tends to work far better on older hardware than the latest and greatest. And yes, all you need to do is burn the disc, or load it on a flash drive, and then boot from it. Everything will run right off of the CD/DVD, so don't expect great performance, but it will certainly be better than not having a laptop for the next month or so.