ASUS EEE PC Windows XP

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Install DOS-i kaudu

This method is using a bootable USD drive to boot DOS and another drive to copy all the Windows XP installation files over to the internal Solid-State-Disk drive to finally begin the setup. The reason the setup files have to be copied over to the SSD is because the setup unloads the USB driver needed to run the setup.

Valmistame Bootdisk-i

  1. Leia väike USB drive (8-32 MB) , et kasutada bootdisk-i
  2. Lae alla Phydiskwrite to write an image to the drive, extract the zip-file
  3. On this bootable disks list, download 'MS Windows XP System setup disk'
  4. Installi Winrar and right-click on the wxpboot.exe executable and choose 'Extract to wxpboot'
  5. An error will show reporting the file is corrupt, ignore this message, all is well
  6. Move the WXPBOOT.IMA file to the same folder as Phydiskwrite
  7. Now to write the image to the USB drive, open a command-prompt in Start -> Run -> cmd, 'cd' to the Phydiskwrite folder
  8. Execute this command, phusdiskwrite.exe wxpboot.ima, a list of available disk drives will show
  9. It's important that you don't write to the wrong drive, so take a note of the list and disconnect the USB drive
  10. Vajuta ctrl+c to exit Phydiskwrite and execute it again, now you know which one is missing and the correct drive
  11. Exit again and connect the USB drive, and execute Phydiskwrite. Select the correct drive number
  12. Nüüd on DOS bootdisk installivalmis.

Valmistame ette Windows XP Installatsiooni

  1. The Windows XP installation setup files are normally 650-700 MB, find a suitable USB drive to fit the required files
  2. Either prepare the Windows XP setup using nLite (don't remove manual setup) or just use a plain vanilla setup from the installation disc
  3. Copy the I386-folder over to the USB drive

Prepare SSD Drive

To install Windows XP using this method, the internal SSD drive has to be repartition and formatted.

  1. Connect the boodisk USB drive to the Eee and power-up. Leave the other USB drive disconnected.
  2. On the first POST screen, press ESC to get the bootdevice list
  3. Select the USB drive and boot to DOS
  4. Type fdisk to start the partition program
  5. Essentially delete all the partitions, there are 4, and create one large primary active partition, exit
  6. Insert the USB drive with the installation files and restart the Eee
  7. Boot from the bootdisk and format the new partition by typing format c:
  8. Create a new master boot record by executing fdisk /mbr

Installime Windows XP

  1. Now the SSD is ready to be copied to.
  2. Create the i386 folder by typing md c:\i386 and start copying the setup files, xcopy b:\i386 c:\i368 /E
  3. It takes a while to copy all the files, let it finish
  4. Start the setup by cd c:\i368 and executing winnt.exe
  5. Follow the instructions and on the partition screen, select to use existing FAT32 partition (not formatting)
  6. Once Windows is installed, delete the c:\i386 folder to free some space

Draiverid

These links points to the vendors website and normally has a newer and more update-to-date drivers than what Asus provides:

LAN Draiverid
WiFi kaardi draiverid (Atheros)

For all the other drivers, look Asus download ftp site, ftp.asus.com.

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