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Hello Guyz!How can I install OS on a LAPTOP without CD Drive?

By flabel
Oct 5, 2006
  1. Guyz, need help here.I dont know how to install an OS to my combo drive is defective. I can use an external CD Drive,right? but my laptop right now has no OS, how can I make the laptop detect the external drive through USB by setting up the BIOS...?? pls help...
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It depends on the laptop. If it's from the previous century it probably can't boot from a USB device.

    I've installed various versions of Windows and Linux OSes without any problems using a USB DVD drive with my desktop (I don't have an internal CD/DVD drive).

    Which laptop is it?
  3. flabel

    flabel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello Guys...My laptop is Compaq Presario R3000 and its COmbo drive is malfunctioned. How can I install the OS to my laptop if i dont have a CD drive.I tried external USB drive but it didnt detect...they said its because of the BIOS.I dont know,...pls help.
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