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Installing XP on a USB Drive


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#1 kawczynk

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:16 AM

Hello.

I wanted to modify XP a little bit and to install it on a SATA drive connnected to USB. I don't want to install it on VM so I wanted to install it on an external drive. After installation it starts up and suddenly shows Stop 7B and BSoD. Do I have to install and configure it on a drive put inside the computer? Will it work connected to USB?

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:08 AM

Microsoft says XP cannot be booted from a USB drive.

 

There is a PDF here that explains the steps required to boot from USB but the forum linked to in the PDF is gone and this is not supported by Microsoft so your results may vary

 

Here is a web page that explains the steps. Read the comments






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