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[SOLVED] How to install XP via USB flash drive

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February 4, 2010 10:41:58 PM

hey all,

I installed Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire One 10" netbook using a flash drive. I love 7 and all, but it eats up battery life like crazy. I only get about an hour and a half lifespan, while XP gave me a solid three hours. I can't seem to get this to work correctly though. It always gives me a different reason for not being able to install xp from whatever usb device.

Anyone have experience with this?
February 11, 2010 10:54:52 PM

Are you sure installing Windows 7 caused XP to uninstall? Usually you can have both OSs and select which one you want from the boot menu.
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February 11, 2010 11:10:31 PM

I formatted the hard drive, totally removing all previous partitions.
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February 22, 2010 8:10:53 PM

doesn't work, as mentioned in the last post (which is mine). this is ridiculous, you'd think it'd be easy.
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February 23, 2010 5:10:10 AM

Can't you repeat what you did to install Windows 7, just with XP?

Also, what are the most common errors you're getting when trying to install XP?
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