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By Ishrams
Aug 2, 2009
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  1. Ok heres what i got. I have a xp iso but i do not know how to put it on a flash drive and make it bootable. Any help. Also any info you need i will post if needed.
    -Ishrams
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,827   +163

    Burn the ISO file to a bootable CD... How big is this flash drive of yours?
  3. D3CRYPTM4ST3R

    D3CRYPTM4ST3R TS Rookie Posts: 62

    I guess u should burn it on CD/DVD , then just copy all the files in the CD/DVD and paste them in your formatted USB-flashdisk (format the USB-Flashdisk before pasting the files to avoid any kind of technical Problems during the Installation) . Please make sure to copy all the files from the CD/DVD including the hidden ones (if available). then shutdown your computer , power it on and enter the Boot settings (press F2 or F5 or F12 i am not sure it depends on the Motherboard you have) while having your USB-flashdisk plugged in. After that set your Flashdisk as the Primary-Boot device and thats it ! the installation should start. If u dont wanna lose a DVD/CD (lol) and have DAEMON TOOLS or POWERISO Software then , you should be able to directly extract the iso Image to your Flashdisk without the need to burn it onto a CD/DVD. ! . GOOD LUCK
  4. Ishrams

    Ishrams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I have a 1gig flash drive but i already tried those suggestions but it jus didn't boot. It took like 2-3 hours to copy everything to the drive. Do i have to format the flash drive in a special way?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    How did you format it?

    Some flash drives simply don't boot.
  6. Ishrams

    Ishrams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I formatted it "fat"
  7. Ishrams

    Ishrams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I formatted it "fat". I hope this flash drive works.
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    With what? Windows? I don't think that will work o.o. At least fat32 anyway.
  9. Ishrams

    Ishrams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Yes i used windows. How can i format it "fat32"
  10. gguerra

    gguerra TS Enthusiast Posts: 559

    google this
    HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
  11. Ishrams

    Ishrams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Ok I'll give that a try.
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

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