Booting XP from a USB flash drive

By odriscoll27
Jul 14, 2011
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  1. Hey guys,

    Ok so I have various parts to build a tower except I have one problem - the cd drive doesn't work so I thought this would be a great time to test booting and installing Windows from a USB flash drive.

    I have a 2gb USB flash drive and will be using windows XP Pro

    I was wondering if there are any gd guides on techspot or possibly the net the have a step by step instructions for this. This is mostly for me to learn to I don't mind if things go a bit wrong

    Many thanks
    James :)
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Never tried it myself but recalled this guide from Benny26 earlier this year
  3. odriscoll27

    odriscoll27 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66


    Thanks for the info lookinaround will let you know how it works out
    James :)

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