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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
08-24-2010, 05:32 PM
AFAIK, Windows doesn't like to install to removable media, so I doubt you'd be able to use a USB drive or external HDD to run XP. The secondhand Windows laptop would probably be a better investment.
EDIT: I wonder if something like this would work for you on your existing netbook?
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