How can I install Windows on my netbook?

Aksgan September 10, 2011
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I have downloaded Windows XP SP3 from PirateBay and transferred it to USB using wintoflash. When I try to boot it in my netbook, it gives the following error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\system32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of above file.

I had Meego OS before and it has gone after first attempt. It does not have a CD drive. Please help me installing Windows on my netook.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Someone had the same problem as you with system32hal.dll
    so 
    Step 3:At this stage after u had created your partition, and install the
    window at the partition that u had select. The window will be restart
    automatically for the first time. After restart, the window won’t startup and
    continues the window installation; this time u need boot the flash drive again
    and choose the 2nd option. If any error (eg. Hal.dll) occur, try using the other
    option that had stated.

    http://komku.blogspot.com/2009/09/wintoflash-guide-install-windows-xp.html

    • Aksgan
      September 12, 2011 at 5:07 am

      thanks,that actually worked!!

  2. Mike
    September 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Get a legal version of Windows? Windows versiosn from Torrent are mostly broken, use some hacked kernels and DLLs or are full of malware.

    If you really want to fix this installation I suggest going through the following article:
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm

    • Aibek
      September 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

      I am with Mike here, the legal side aside cracked Windows setups are likely to have malware already in the setup. Once installed you're also going to have issues updating Windows with patches from Microsoft. Basically, it's just too much of risk and totally not worth it.