MSI Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by olmo47, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. olmo47

    olmo47 MDL Novice

    Aug 13, 2008
    Hey I have question:

    I go a new 10" MSI laptop (not CD try) came with two disk.

    1-Windows XP Home Edition SP3 / Recovery DVD

    2-Drivers / Utilities / Manuals

    The MSI don't have CD-ROM, and I like to have put into a boot flash drive, both the XP OS and the Drivers and Manuals?

    Or just the "XP OS" on a "boot flash drive" by it self.?

    Just in case I have to re-install the system.

    I have Vista on the regular Laptop, with a CD-ROM.

    And what program can I use?

    Any help please? :(
  2. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

    Apr 29, 2008
    Couple of questions;

    1. Does the laptop bios support USB boot?

    2. Will you want to copy the restore DVD over to the USB flash drive, or
    create a smaller OEM XP install with just OS & drivers so you can keep out
    all of the extra junk the restore disks will add on ?

    3. What is the total data size of the restore dvd?
  3. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    #3 zahnoo, May 17, 2011
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
    You can buy a good, dirt cheap, USB DVD drive and use the recovery DVD you have. I own a laptop that doesn't allow for booting from a USB device but it is old and I never upgraded the BIOS. It runs my daughter's home network very well.

    Just another option for you to consider. I have a couple of external USB optical drives and from time to time they come in very handy. Not everything I'm interested in comes on a flash drive.
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