Installing and running xp on usb drive

By Robbie ยท 5 replies
Jul 26, 2009
  1. hie people, i need to install and run xp from a usb. can anyone please send me the changed files of the complete ISO ready for burning on cd. my email is . i need these sooner than yesterday.please.
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

  3. Tonymandala

    Tonymandala TS Rookie

  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    "boot" from USB, yes... maybe, but install on USB... no, not really:slurp:
  5. Tonymandala

    Tonymandala TS Rookie

    "I am running XP on a USB drive".

    The basic principal as i understand it is...
    USB devices are not seen by Windows set up as the drivers are not pre loaded like IDE and Disk (CD/DVD) Drivers.
    USBoot enables pre-loading of USB Drivers.
    Some small changes are also required to some files on the installation CD.
    (extract, modify, re-integrate, burn new CD).

    Why not take a look at the links provided ?

    can't be bothered ? "no not really" :)
  6. kodeina

    kodeina TS Rookie

    Hello Tony,

    I managed to make the windows xp to start the installation on a usb, but durring install, after the first restart, durring the load of windows I get a blue screen (7B error).

    I assume usboot can fix this problem, but I have no clue how to use it. My english is not so good, so I am begging you if you can help me with this issue.

    What I have to do in order to install the xp on the usb ? I guess there is a problem with the USB Driver but I dont know how to fix it.

    Please, give me a hand!

    Thank you Tony,
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