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I want to install windows Xp on Pendrive without harddisk Is it Possible If yes Give Idea On it

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    Yes I have same problems

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Of course is possible to install Windos XP in a PenDrive. You have to use the bart PE Builder to create the directory structure and PEtoUSB to put this structure into the PenDrive. It's a really usefull windows.

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No. You need 4GB just to install, environmental variables need a place to live that doesn't change and your paging file would eat up any space left. You could try Windows 3.1 or DOS -maybe even Windows 95.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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It is not posiable to install XP on pen drive, but if you need a cd like system boot from them without HDD with WinXP and serveral utility so contact me.. 

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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