View Full Version : Help me install Windows XP over Ubuntu

January 1st, 2009, 03:22 AM
I got a new lap top for Christmas, Dell Inspiron 9 mini, and as you may know it doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external CD drive to use. When I insert the Windows XP setup disk into the drive it doesn't start the setup it just show me the contents of the CD. I've tried to click on the setup icon with the file extension .exe and it won't start but jeust tell me that there is no application to run the program and i can't boot from the removable devices either. SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE.

January 1st, 2009, 03:27 AM
look for the setup.exe in the folder i386

January 1st, 2009, 03:29 AM
To install Windows, you have to boot from the CD.

You can not open .exe files from within Ubuntu as windows executables (.exe) are not handled by Linux natively.

January 1st, 2009, 03:32 AM
Have you set your BIOS so that you can boot from the cd?