How Do You Install Windows XP Without A Bootable CD-ROM?
Most computer motherboards built since the late 1990s have the ability to boot from a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. However, a few can only boot from the hard drive or floppy drive, which creates a challenge when installing Windows XP. Download the Windows XP setup boot floppy utility to create a set of Windows XP boot floppies for a system that cannot boot from the optical drive. Step 1 Examine your Windows XP CD. The disc will specify whether it contains the “Home” or “Professional” version of the operating system, and will additionally specify whether it contains no Service Pack, Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2. Step 2 Download the Windows XP setup floppy installation program appropriate for your version of Windows XP from the link in the “Resources” section of this article. Save the file to your desktop. Step 3 Insert the first blank floppy disk into your computer and double click the file that you downloaded. Hit the key on your keyboard corresponding with the letter of the floppy dri