HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP FROM A FLASH DRIVE
Step #1 on How to install Windows XP from a Flash Drive
Preparing The Flash Drive
THESE THREE FILES HAVE BEEN PACKED IN A SINGLE ARCHIVE. DOWNLOAD LINK IS AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE POST. YOU WILL NEED THESE FILES TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP FROM A FLASH DRIVE.
Step #2 on How to install Windows XP from a Flash Drive
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR MAKING BOOTABLE XP FLASH DRIVE
Here are the 3 files mentioned at first that you need to Install Windows XP from a Flash Drive (Megaupload link) - If the files are deleted, tell me through a comment and I`ll upload them again
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The tutorial on How to Install Windows XP from a Flash Drive is complete. However, I have selected some of the "problems/misunderstanding" that other people who used this method encountered, along with their solution/clarification from FAHD48. Here are some of them:-
Problem #1 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
the command "bootsect /nt52 D:" gives me
'bootsect is not recog as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
make sure u type in the correct format...
if problem still persists it means you did not follow the step corectly.
the above problem arises when you try the command on an unformatted (should be formatted by PEtoUSB) flash drive
Problem #2 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
formatting with PeToUSB gives me error when its about 90%
FormatEx Error: An Error Occurred Formating the Drive.
that must be because of a faulty flash drive
Problem #3 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
can I use a memory card instead?
plug in your memory card first and reboot , see if it is shown in boot options at startup.
if yes, then u can use it otherwise not.!! Normally, it`s not possible, but you may try
Problem #4 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
How can I be sure if my motherboard supports booting from USB?
go in bios settings and see if there is listed an option as 'flash drive' or usb device in boot priority options.
another way is at startup screen mostly there is an option named boot menu or boot option. plugin in your flash drive and then at that screen see if yur flash drive is listed in there. if it is then your motherboard supports booting from flash drivers otherwise not.
Problem #5 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
Can i install windows xp sp3 over Windows 7 using this method?
yes you can but do so in a different drive than windows 7 (but after installation windows 7 boot option will not be there). so if u want dual boot option install easyBCD on your XP to get the dual boot option so YOU can boot into 7 or XP at your will.
Problem #6 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
would an ipod touch work?
i wouldn't recommend that as during the process the removable media is flashed (formatted) so your ipod will lose its OS. instead buy i pendrive, its cheap
Problem #7 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
i have a problem when copying to usb.. When you must enter number 4 (copy to usb) , it said error , cannot create virtual drive T
make sure the letter T is not already taken by any of your drives. Use a different letter!! And you must be logged as admin.
Problem #8 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
when i typed this "bootsect /nt52 E:" in cmd, it doesnt work... and yes i have the right alphabetical letter
firstly i have used E in the example because that was the drive letter of my removable drive. Check yours and put that letter there in place of E. If it is E then OK. secondly make sure you copied the contents of bootsect folder(3 files) in root C:\
Problem #9 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
i plug my flash drive into my system, but the PEtoUSB doesn`t detect it. i can browse to it normally in windows, but the soft can`t detect it
try running it as admin and see if that helps!!
Problem #10 encountered on How to install Windows XP from a flash drive:
Problem:Well, these were the problems that other people encountered. If you have the same problems, you can have the solution here. And if it cannot be found among these, just through comments.
I keep getting a missing hal.dll error when I go into GUI setup mode
you need to first start in txt mode and start in gui mode the second time!!
I hope that the tutorial helped you to Install Windows XP from a Flash Drive properly.
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