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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adirondack Mountains
06-21-2009, 05:22 PM
The Mini comes with a Windows XP SP3 installation CD, as well as disks for drivers and utilities. There are ways for loading it to a USB stick and installing Windows via USB. Some people have success; others haven't. You can search this site or Google for help.
Alternatively, you can request the System Restoration CDs from Dell Tech. Support. These do install from USB quite easily.
They differ from the Windows XP CD in that they install more than just the Operating System; they restore your system the way it came from the factory. They create the Diagnostics Partition, the OS Partition and install all of the software as it came from Dell. This link gives more info. on the SRCDs and how to install them via USB:
How to: Re-image your Mini9 from Dells image for your system
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