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Bootcamp XP question?

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#1
So, my friend is going to install XP with bootcamp. Only problem is, his macbook air doesn't have a disc drive. So can we copy the files from the disc and put them onto a flashdrive?
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#2
Yes, you can install Windows from a USB drive as long as it is big enough. Google it; you'll find plenty of information.


#3
how big is the storage on the macbook air before you start

the reason i ask is simple if you only have 64 gig's of storage on the macbook air there will not be enough space to run windows xp you need 15 gig's plus a additional 5 gig's for updates
#4
megadunderhead, don't need that much room for xp as have installed xp pro with service packs, updates, cleaner & anti-spyware\virus programs plus ms office on 20gig hd & still had at least 8 gigs free.

earlynovfan, i presume the airbook has standard usb ports & if so then can use external cd\dvd drive.
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#5
Originally posted by ddp:
megadunderhead, don't need that much room for xp as have installed xp pro with service packs, updates, cleaner & anti-spyware\virus programs plus ms office on 20gig hd & still had at least 8 gigs free.

earlynovfan, i presume the airbook has standard usb ports & if so then can use external cd\dvd drive.
Yeah, he also has an external hard drive. But he hasn't bought an external disc drive yet.
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