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Acer laptop, swapping HDD's

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by =VTA=MANFACE, 11 Mar 2010.

  1. =VTA=MANFACE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,909

    Location: Swansea Wales

    Got an acer laptop and a spare SSD.

    I want to put winXP on the SSD, but I have an acer net book with no optical drive.

    How would i go about it ?

    Didn't know whether to put this in laptops or software.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PatZ1989

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 1,235

    easiest solution would be to borrow an external usb drive, if you cant get access to one your options are kinda limited
     
  3. =VTA=MANFACE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,909

    Location: Swansea Wales

    Thanks mate, was thinking the same.
     
  4. Bones

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,167

    Location: London

    you could try and get hold of a USB to IDE cable and plug in a DVD drive. That how i go about installing OS on Acer netbooks.
     
  5. PatZ1989

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 1,235

    can do, for the cost though would it not be easier ot buy a nice shiny external optical drive
     
  6. =VTA=MANFACE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,909

    Location: Swansea Wales

    Yes, I've done it by using a USB optical drive. It flies along now.

    Thanks all.