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Hot swapping repair

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  • Laptops
  • Clean Install
  • Storage
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June 19, 2012 12:53:51 PM

Hi

I have a problem with an on old laptop (Acer Aspire 5100). I need to do a clean install but the cd/dvd drive works on and off so cannot do a clean install that way. The recovery partition was corrupt so I just formatted the hdd. I can take out the laptop hdd and put it into my pc's hot swap bay so surely there should be a way to solve this problem? Ideas, options?

Thank you in advance

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June 19, 2012 1:18:26 PM

I forgot to add that I'm running Win7Pro on my pc. I want XP or Vista on the laptop.
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June 19, 2012 1:25:03 PM

Put the install files on a flash drive that is bootable, boot with it and then run the installer from there.
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June 19, 2012 1:49:55 PM

Skippy27 said:
Put the install files on a flash drive that is bootable, boot with it and then run the installer from there.


Do I need to do that as an image or can I just copy the files from my XP disk to the flash drive. Also, how do I make it bootable? - do you know if is there some software to help with this?
June 19, 2012 3:22:21 PM

I wasn't being lazy with all the questions lol, I was just hoping for 'best practice' as there seems to be a lot of options and different programs. I found a video which explained how to mount the image then use cmd to prepare and copy it to a usb flash drive. It's copying over at the moment so I'll let you know what happens.
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