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  • Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

    Well, found this video:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vt_8p0VllY[/media]

    which linked to this thread in the Boot Land forums: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=4900

    The video does it using a USB thumb drive and a Acer AspireOne A110 (SSD model).

    I haven't tried it (since I don't have my One yet), but thought I'd post it and see if it'll help anyone else and to see if anyone else has come across something better (specifically Vista).

    Edit: Found a tutorial for Vista. Fairly simple, but requires a large USB drive depending on the version of Vista.

    Installing Vista from a USB Flash Drive
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    Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

    I've installed Ubuntu on my EEE and on my brother's Aspire One and it was pretty easy. It would have been easier if I were familiar with Linux but both work well. I imagine XP wouldn't be a big deal. I don't think I'd want to try Vista on a machine with such low specs though.
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      Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

      I want to eventually put Home Basic on my Aspire One. It should run fine since the Atom CPU has hyperthreading, the One has 1 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB HDD.
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        Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

        Would an External USB CD/DVD drive do the same... as long as the Notebook can boot from USB...??
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        • #5
          Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

          Originally posted by peardog View Post
          Would an External USB CD/DVD drive do the same... as long as the Notebook can boot from USB...??
          It has the ability to boot from a USB boot device such as a DVD drive, but I personally have no need for such a device and would never buy one for the sole purpose of loading a laptop with an OS :)
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            Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

            Originally posted by Spulat View Post
            It has the ability to boot from a USB boot device such as a DVD drive, but I personally have no need for such a device and would never buy one for the sole purpose of loading a laptop with an OS :)
            It's also too expensive for me. An external USB DVD drive costs about $50. That brings the total cost of my netbook up to nearly $500. Like Spulat, I really don't have a need for a optical drive since most of my media resides in backed up ISO images and executables.
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            • #7
              Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

              just take apart the usb hard drive enclosure that most of you have and plug in the DVD drive from your desktop.

              or buy an enclosure from ebay for 10 bucks.
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              • #8
                Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

                Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                The video does it using a USB thumb drive and a Acer AspireOne A110 (SSD model).

                I haven't tried it (since I don't have my One yet), but thought I'd post it and see if it'll help anyone else and to see if anyone else has come across something better (specifically Vista).

                Edit: Found a tutorial for Vista. Fairly simple, but requires a large USB drive depending on the version of Vista.
                Did you ever install windows from a USB drive?

                I installed Ubuntu-eee on my EeePC but I'm thinking of putting WinXP back on. Or at least setup dual-boot. I need to take the recover disk that came with the netbook and put it on a USB stick.
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                • #9
                  Re: Installing XP/Vista on a Netbook

                  Originally posted by asch View Post
                  Did you ever install windows from a USB drive?

                  I installed Ubuntu-eee on my EeePC but I'm thinking of putting WinXP back on. Or at least setup dual-boot. I need to take the recover disk that came with the netbook and put it on a USB stick.
                  I haven't tried it yet with XP or Vista. Thought I'd post it for those who wanted to restore their netbooks from Linux to Windows.

                  It's a lot more simpler with Vista though. Make a ISO of Vista, put it on the thumb drive, leave it in, restart, boot from USB.
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