How to install Windows XP on a Netbook using a USB flash drive

By Benny26
Feb 8, 2011
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  1. pinkfloyd

    pinkfloyd TS Rookie

    Hi I found my mistake: I should have formatted the flash drive "to become" NTFS, not FAT. Now it is working =]

    Thank you!
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  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,533   +48

    Ah, glad it worked out for you :)
  3. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 407   +88

    After PeToUSB successfully runs I run the bootsect command and get a "Access Denied" error msg in the cmd prompt?
  4. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 407   +88

    Nevermind. Ran it "As Administrator" and it worked fine.
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  5. bubblegum01

    bubblegum01 TS Rookie

    7 - When you reach your desktop, you may now remove your USB flash drive. Before you start playing around on your new XP, I would recommend restarting your Netbook and entering the BIOS to change the boot priority back to your primary hard drive. After doing that, boot back up to your XP desktop and you're all done!

    what is the primary hard drive???
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,533   +48

    The hard drive that you installed XP onto.
  7. PibeTigre

    PibeTigre TS Rookie

    I signed up just to tell you how grateful I am to you, Benny.
    I followed your tutorial, but I came across the same problem "victor22zz" did. Fortunately, I read your comment and the solution worked for me as well.
    So, thank you again. My netbook works perfectly. The only thing I forgot to do was to download the drivers needed to connect to a wi-fi network, but I downloaded them on my desktop computer and transferred them through a flash drive.
    So, thank you again. Greetings from Argentina.
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,533   +48

    Thank you for the kind words, PibeTigre. Glad it worked out for you :)
  9. simon weeks

    simon weeks TS Rookie

    Hi I have a bootable usb with win xp but the netbook says an operating system wasn't found when I try to boot up into usb

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