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Installing Windows XP with a flash drive?


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#1 Steve_Irwin

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:25 PM

Is it possible to install Windows with a flash drive? I have the ISO image, so can the flash drive boot like a cd? Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:53 PM

It is actually possible to install a bootable copy of Windows XP onto a flash drive and then boot a PC off of the flash drive.

Read this Article

#3 Steve_Irwin

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:56 PM

It is actually possible to install a bootable copy of Windows XP onto a flash drive and then boot a PC off of the flash drive.

Read this Article


Yeah I saw that, but it is for a friend, and I do not think he will like it if it runs off a flash drive :thumbsup:
So it is not possible to install Windows with a flash drive? :flowers:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:15 PM

The problem is booting from the flash drive, this will depend on the BIOS of that computer.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:31 AM

Whole procedure:
http://www.vandomburg.net/installing-windows-xp-from-usb/

It is known not to work with many systems. It didnt work on my old P4 system.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

This instance of installing windows is known to work with alot of 'modern' computers, the bios must be set to boot from a USB key, if it doenst allow it, it wont work.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

This instance of installing windows is known to work with alot of 'modern' computers, the bios must be set to boot from a USB key, if it doenst allow it, it wont work.


There are many cases in which the computer allows booting off USB but it doesnt work.




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