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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 1 decade ago

how do i change an acer netbook that has linux as its operating system to XP operating system?

how do i change an acer netbook that has linux as its operating system to XP operating system, it doesnt have a disc drive so is it available as a download or via usb

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Xbox usb dvd drives work on acer netbooks ( mate has one and his works ) he picked on up for £20 he got rid of linspire that comes with it and put on ubuntu 9.04 instead, everything worked straight out of the box, both the dvd drive and the ubuntu extras like the ready setup wireless drivers, he is glad he switched from XP as they dont update it anymore, ps linux is a totally free operating system that doesn't catch viruses

    Source(s): or if you know anyone with a usb o/s creator they can make a XP installation disk inside the usb flashdrive ( memory card ) so it is like a cd itself, something like a usb startup disk, oh yeah linux has the free program that works fine, done it myself but i did ubuntu
  • 1 decade ago

    You can't. The reason the netbook has linux preinstalled is because it does not have enough memory or processor speed to support XP.

    If you wanted XP you should have gotten a netbook with XP preinstalled.

    Laptops can be configured to run on different OS but netbooks are very finicky about the OS.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes if you can find a xp.iso which is a image of the data on a xp boot CD and put that on a usb key and restart your computer and tell it to boot from usb by getting in to the bios. How ever this is illegal because you will be pirating the .iso unless you create one using a pc with a disk drive and have a xp disc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Buy yourself an external CD drive, set the BIOS to boot from external drive first and reboot with the XP CD in the drive. Follow the prompts and you will have XP on it.

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  • 4 years ago

    yes you can. it is simple all you need is an xp disc (dont go vister it crap as hell) and something to store the data form you computer you wont to keep. 1)you go in to you biso and change it so it bouts up form the disk drive frist. 2)you insert the xp disk and rebout 3)it will ask you during the bout up if you wont to bout from disk (you need to just hit a key 4)folow the instruchtions from the disk but make shoure to format. 5) in joye an disent disk

  • 1 decade ago

    You can't buy XP anymore. So if you can get a new copy of windows XP, you would have to load it to a USB drive and tell your computer to boot from USB first. That would install it.

  • 1 decade ago

    u are very funny, linux are the future, ja ja ja, linux can install or update throught various ways, xp are for stupid people!

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It can be done but 1st you need to ensure you have enough RAM and your hard drive is big enough. Here is your link

    http://www.liliputing.com/2008/04/install-windows-...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you will have to get someone to put a copy on a hard drive caddy and install it via your usb

  • 1 decade ago

    u must lear to user real os, like linux!

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