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How to install and boot Windows on an external (USB) hard drive

By nobardin
Nov 20, 2008
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  1. ron ayen

    ron ayen TS Rookie

    Does this procedure work on Win XP x 64?
    That's what I need to install on my external usb drive.
  2. shivi

    shivi TS Rookie

    Can someone help me im getting an error after setup completes saying ' line 0 in usbboot is corrupt setup cannot continue' can you tell me what to do this is my usbboot.inf file


    [usbservices]

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","DisplayName",0x000000 00,"USB Mass Storage Driver"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","ErrorControl",0x00010 001,1
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","Group",0x00000000,"System Reserved"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","ImagePath",0x00020000,"system32\DRIVERS\USBSTOR.SYS"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","Start",0x00010001,0
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR","Type",0x00010001,1

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","DisplayName",0x00000000,"USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","ErrorControl",0x00010001,1
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","Group",0x00000000,"System Reserved"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","ImagePath",0x00020000,"system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","Start",0x00010001,0
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbehci","Type",0x00010001,1

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","DisplayName",0x00000000,"USB2 Enabled Hub"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","ErrorControl",0x00010001,1
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","Group",0x00000000,"System Reserved"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","ImagePath",0x00020000,"system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","Start",0x00010001,0
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbhub","Type",0x00010001,1

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","DisplayName",0x00000000,"Microsoft USB Universal Host Controller Miniport Driver"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","ErrorControl",0x00010001,1
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","Group",0x00000000,"System Reserved"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","ImagePath",0x00020000,"system32\DRIVERS\usbuhci.sys"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","Start",0x00010001,0
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbuhci","Type",0x00010001,1

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","DisplayName",0x00000000,"Microsoft USB Open Host Controller Miniport Driver"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","ErrorControl",0x00010001,1
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","Group",0x00000000,"System Reserved"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","ImagePath",0x00020000,"system32\DRIVERS\usbohci.sys"
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","Start",0x00010001,0
    HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbohci","Type",0x00010001,1
    can you show what to do thanks in advance
  3. Chuck B

    Chuck B TS Rookie

    ALIppp: I'm surprised you haven't been banned for that question: You are requesting that we participate in Piracy!
  4. Adelgary

    Adelgary TS Rookie

    There's actually 5 [SourceDisksFiles] sections in TXTSETUP.SIF ...?!!
  5. KHPLIT

    KHPLIT TS Rookie

    I am getting TXTSETUP missing or corrupt error. Status 14. How do I solve this ??
  6. Seanmac98

    Seanmac98 TS Rookie

    Is there a reason for this? Any way around it?
  7. Evaldas

    Evaldas TS Rookie

    Wow, this is a great hack article! I don't have a windows machine (all linux) and I'm trying to install windows xp from USB stick to a USB hard drive :) that is double trouble... I got the first part working (booting installation from USB stick) by tinkering with setupldr.bin and using grub to boot it. And then of course I was getting the 7b error when second part of the setup was trying to boot from the USB hard drive... this article saved me -- worked like a charm. Thanks a lot!
  8. Mladjan

    Mladjan TS Rookie

    Is this method working? I am getting "TXTSETUP missing or corrupt error. Status 14." error, anyone knows what I am doing wrong?


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