Installing Windows off FireWire

Sep 9, 2004
  1. I've got a Sony Vaio here that doesn't have an internal CD, and I don't have the dock. It won't boot off USB.

    Does Windows 2000 or XP support being installed from a Firewire (i.Link) CD drive? This seems to be the only option available for it.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I've never heard of that ever. But maybe its possible. But I've certainly never heard of that.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If the Vaio boots up, you could connect it to another PC with a network-cable. Then copy the W2K or XP files from the CD onto the HD of that Vaio. Then install from there.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I think Windows couldn't care less where you install it from. At least it doesn't mind when you do it off a CD or a hard drive or USB storage or a network drive.
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