Hi all and thanks for your time.
I am just smart enough with computers to be dangerous so forgive me if my post sounds dumb.
I was given a used Sony Vaio laptop VGN-NR180E that had no hardrive in it. I bought a relacement oem hardrive that has been wiped clean and formated and need to install my OS. I have a retail cd of Windows XP that is an original disc. not a downloaded copy (not pirated). I installed the hardrive and now I have discovered that the cd drive does not work. no power no nothing. I verified that it was still hooked up properly but it is dead.
What I want to do if possible, is to somehow use an external hardrive to install my OS. I went into bios on the vaio and enabled external usb drive boot but how do i do the rest. I doubt I just copy and paste the cd onto the external drive and walla…
Can someone explain how to do this if it is possible??
I know I can just buy a new cd drive buy i really don’t want to spend anymore money till i know if the vaio will work.
Thanks and HAPPY NEWYEAR!!!