install xp to sata without floppy?

By d7it23js
Apr 6, 2005
  1. Is there a way to install win xp to a serial ata hard drive without a floppy? I guess the question is when it asks to install a 3rd party driver for the sata hard drive, can i bypass that to get it from a cd or usb etc?
  2. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Not that I know of..;)
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    You can't really bypass the floppy thing. Windows installer insists on a floppy and no other media is accepted. One could try a USB floppy drive.

    You can slipstream the needed drivers to a custom XP CD too if you like. The process isn't that trivial though.
  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Thats an interesting thought..but how do you "point" the installer?? :D
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