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I have a net book that does not have a DVD reader/writer and I would like to reinstall XP - what are my options? I was thinking that I could just install from a external HD

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get WinToFlash and transfer your XP installation CD to a USB stick or SD card.

then boot from the USB stick or SD card and proceed with the installation as usual.

WinToFlash is freeware.

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I used the procedure detailed in this web site: instructions on making USB XP install

I did try the wintoflash but it didn't work in my case

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