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 Post subject: User Question: Making windows boot flash on linux?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:15 am 
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Making windows boot flash on linux?
hey i'm running ubuntu and i am a new-ish user to the whole seine but i recently
destroyed my windows install this computer came with and i really want to
reinstall it. my problem is that my legally obtained copy of windows with my
paid for key... cant go into the Cd drive that i don't have, being a netbook and
all. all i can find with the great and powerful Google is how to make a Linux
start up on windows. so i was wondering if anyone can point me in the right
direction for this issue, .....

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 Post subject: Re: User Question: Making windows boot flash on linux?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:16 am 
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Re: User Question: Making windows boot flash on linux?




MY ANSWER

You seem to be needlessly mixing apples and oranges here. If you are not going
to be using Linux, then drop that from your thoughts. To compare the easy as pie
Linux installation - the computer operating system is called an "ISO Image" on
CD/DVD or USB Drive. Any Linux distro is burned to a CD, DVD, or USB Drive and
then can be run on the computer to either test drive it as a demo without
installing OR simply wipe (erase all) the disk and install it OR can be set up
as a dual boot with another OS (operating system) as Windows. At PC start up in
a dual boot, you can choose either system to run.

NOW Linux is under a "free" license with its rights. Windows however is NOT and
you indeed need the License number of it to install or use as will be checked by
Microsoft and see the Windows Genuine Advantage check of your legal copy of
Windows. Linux has nothing to do with this, it is an open code as opposed to
Windows with a closed code. (Linux does have a "MD5 sum check" that checks for
errors and also you can check the copy as genuine - not from some shady download
of it, but from a legitimate source of Linux Distributions) .

Microsoft Windows is only NOW working on the Windows USB Drive to install
Windows with the Windows 8 release. There is NO way Windows has come out with a
USB flash Drive to install Windows. Windows being closed code will not allow
illegal copies of it to be made, anti-cracking anti-piracy technologies in each
copy of Windows to prevent this.

I think you may have the idea now that you are mixing apples and oranges here
because of the privacy anti-piracy closed code of Windows as opposed to the open
source Linux. It appears what you are saying is that you have a Netbook and you
do not have a side drive (CD/DVD Drive) to install your Windows XP Service Pack
2 legal copy of Windows. If you attempt to place windows on a USB Drive -
Windows Genuine Advantage may indeed see this as an illegal action of piracy
copying and disable the copy of Windows until you prove it is legal with calling
in your License number to Microsoft. Microsoft Windows does not come out on USB
Drive yet but allows a legal back up copy on CD/DVD as an Emergency CD Repair
that reinstalls your copy of Windows to factory fresh condition as a new pc.

My Advice... is to find a friend that has a side drive or simply buy one
yourself since you are a Netbook user/owner.

BTW.. by the way, the Linux ISO is simply downloaded to the computer and then
either burned to CD/DVD with a utility as InfraRecorder
http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/ ---

or you grab Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal- ... -as-1-2-3/

OR UNetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

---- AND THEN transfer the Linux ISO to the USB Drive and THEN plug it in to run
demo or install. I believe that answers your question BUT can you do that with
Windows XP..... I don't think so..... Windows Genuine Advantage will most likely
disallow it. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... enuine/faq

Bottom line cutting to the chase in more simpler terms -- if you messed up XP
and need to reinstall it on a Netbook and don't have a CD/DVD side drive (about
$100 either way up or down) you are up the river without a paddle. However,
simply install Linux from the USB Drive (the usb utility has 20 to choose from
for direct download from the Universal utility) and chose to wipe the disk and
use the entire disk for Linux. In the least you will have a fully operational
Linux operating system (recommend Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Netbook Edition) and can
install Windows XP at a later date when you save up a hundred bucks for a side
drive (recommended). It will automatically start on ethernet (dsl/broadband) if
connected or click Connection Manger icon and create New Wireless Connection and
name it "wlan0" and then at SSID type in the name of the network like Starbucks,
Library, Dave's Home Netowrk, whatever. It must be named wlan0 to activate
wireless connectivity.

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 Post subject: Re: User Question: Making windows boot flash on linux?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:17 am 
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Install Windows 8 on USB Drive
http://compixels.com/7889/install-windo ... ator-video

Microsoft News » Windows 8 Installation On USB Device Shown On Video
http://microsoft-news.com/windows-8-ins ... own-video/

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