install w/o cd drive

Rich

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I have an old laptop I am trying to install win 2000 on. the install disks a floppy. the laptop i am using does not have a cd-rom. after going through three of the four disks it says cannot continue can't detect cd-rom. is there anyway around this?
 

Andy

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You can copy the content of the install CD to a folder on
your laptop. The you can run the file \i386\winnt.exe
from DOS.

Hope tis helps.

>-----Original Message-----
>I have an old laptop I am trying to install win 2000 on.
the install disks a floppy. the laptop i am using does not
have a cd-rom. after going through three of the four disks
it says cannot continue can't detect cd-rom. is there
anyway around this?
>.
>
 
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Guest

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Borrow somewhere an external CDROM drive with USB or LPT connection. The
last option is a network setup (or copy i386 to the local disk across the
network). Anyway, after initial setup you will need CDROM for the programs
install.
 

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