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 Post subject: Media Card reader questions...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:22 pm 
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Question number 1:
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Can I use multiple cards in my built-in 9-in-1 card reader?

Number 2:
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How do I use a card to install Windows (the real question being, how do I get Windows COMPLETELY onto the - let's say anywhere from 1GB to 4GB card... I would use my harddrive for storage and everything else)... Since chips have the memory on-hand, Windows XP would load super fast... even with those 'hotfix's', right??


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Answer #1:

I've used my SD & CF slots simultaneously on my internal 6-1 reader. That shouldn't be a problem.

Answer #2:

That would depend on a couple of factors:

  • Availability of a bootable USB device. Many modern motherboards now allow booting from USB. However, you should check your board manufacturer's website for full information.
  • I don't know for sure of a way to install WindowsXP onto removable media. IIRC, Windows' installation must be on a fixed disk.


Hope this helps...

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 Post subject: Re: Media Card reader questions...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:15 am 
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RadRay12 wrote:
Question number 1:
:idea:
Can I use multiple cards in my built-in 9-in-1 card reader?

Number 2:
:idea:
How do I use a card to install Windows (the real question being, how do I get Windows COMPLETELY onto the - let's say anywhere from 1GB to 4GB card... I would use my harddrive for storage and everything else)... Since chips have the memory on-hand, Windows XP would load super fast... even with those 'hotfix's', right??


I know what you are trying to do :)

Its not here yet.

You might be able to get it to work on a 4 gig card but if you're thinkin' it will be faster, it won't (I'm pretty sure).

I suppose you could use some type of ghosting software to get it on there. The smallest XP install I have seen was over 3 gig though

If you actually get it to work, come back and post as to how you did it.

Obviously, your USB better be onboard and not through a PCI.

Do you have something like Norton Ghost?

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 Post subject: Found some link, the lazy google way
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:22 pm 
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It has worked for a ZIP drive though...

http://www.blueskyinnovations.com/win95.html

I found some other site with more technical help on how to do this, but I'm just to lazy. It is Sunday after all (God gave us all rest)... well, technically it is Saturday, since most businesses call Sunday the first day of the week... oh well.

I want to see if I can do this from a mediacard anyway (I'll see if I can place the windows directory in the card, then edit some of the batch/dos files so that way Windows doesn't go to C:// and report a missing file message.)


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 Post subject: Re: Found some link, the lazy google way
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:35 pm 
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RadRay12 wrote:
It has worked for a ZIP drive though...



... only on WIN95..


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