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install xp without cd-rom or usb?

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d94

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just wondering if its possible to make a partition on a HD..make that bootable into XP install and install the OS on another partition on the same disk..if so how?
 

Ben333

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Feb 18, 2007
Plug the drive into a running computer and copy over the files on the XP disk to the drive. Then install free dos or something on the drive or use a DOS floppy or flash drive. When you boot, type the following into the DOS prompt:
C:
CD\I386
Winnt.exe
 

Ben333

Folding for Team 32!
Joined
Feb 18, 2007
thats freaking cool! is there hidden files on the xp disk? do u need to ISO program or something to drag the files over right?

Nothing is really hidden but the files are archived or compressed and some files or maybe invisible but no big secrets. WINNT.exe is the way you install windows XP from DOS. Windows XP before or after you install it has a lot of programs you can't see ;) Tons of tricks you can do.