Other ways of booting XP

By jash7
Jun 27, 2008
  1. this is my first time posting here

    just wondering, has anyone had any success installing xp on a thumb drive? i tried it and must have messed up one of the files i changed, because i got an error message.

    also, couldn't find anything on this, but it it possible to actually boot xp from a dvd? not to install the os, but to actually boot from it?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes it is possible, but Xp will be very minimal on services, and basically is just not worth it.

    A better option would be one of the Linux LiveCDs, here's a good one : Ubuntu
    You can even make them look like the Xp gui.

    And they're free
  3. jash7

    jash7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i've messed with some linux stuff before, mostly slax.
    it's cool but i wana try with xp. i know there would be sacrafices but how would i do something like that?

    thanks for the quick reply btw.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

  5. jash7

    jash7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i tried it and had some problems. so primarily i'm interested in booting off of a disc.
  6. jash7

    jash7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it seems the only way is basically not xp at al
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