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Installing Win XP on usb flash

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, 

Im looking into installing windows xp on usb and boot from it if it possible. 

If anyone knows how please let me know thanks in advance.

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afaik its not gonna work if you want it to be portable between different pcs (its been years since i tried tho, but i doubt anyone cared to do that since xp is obsolete)


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You need to somehow convert the USB to SATA. Best way is to use an SD Card to SATA converter, install to that then plug the SD Card into a USB SD Card converter.

 

See this...

 


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@Master Disaster getting the os on a flash drive isnt that big of a problem. problem is booting from it on different machines because newer hardware doesnt have xp drivers and iirc you cant cram all the drivers youd need for older hardware either


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Forgot to mention i will use it on single pc

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1 hour ago, Dakkshesh said:

you can download the windows xp .iso file from:- https://isoriver.com/windows-xp-iso-download/

 

and then burn it to usb using rufus

OP wants to install the OS onto a USB drive, not create an OS installer.


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On 6/3/2020 at 4:35 PM, Master Disaster said:

OP wants to install the OS onto a USB drive, not create an OS installer.

ohh ok

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On 6/3/2020 at 4:35 PM, Master Disaster said:

OP wants to install the OS onto a USB drive, not create an OS installer.

or use this video from youtube showing everything clearly on how to do it

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