Windows install on laptop

  LALAS 19:35 16 Jun 2006
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i have only ever installed windows on a desktop on a new hard drive. i normally boot from floppy with a recovery disk to install CD drivers then load windows from the CD.

i have a compaq evo 600c with a drive bay that can have floppy or DVD.

it errors me with non system disk if I try to boot from the windows CD and i cant boot from the floppy and then change as it doesnt recognise the DVD drive.

i bought it on ebay and dont have any recovery disks, just a version of windows (I have copies of 98, Me and XP Pro)

Help anyone??

  VoG II 19:38 16 Jun 2006

Try this click here

  LALAS 19:41 16 Jun 2006

Will this install files to the hard disk to allow me to restart with the DVD Rom in place?

  VoG II 20:25 16 Jun 2006

No. You restart the computer with the first floppy disk in the drive and follow the prompts.

  LALAS 00:23 17 Jun 2006

Sorted it. Created a bootable CD using a floppy image to laod the CD drivers and away you go

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