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I wanna boot from my 8gig usb stick. and install windows xp on it.. can i do this?

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this will make your PEN Drive bootable. the rest is up to you

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How to install xp in wespro ns722

You will need to format a USB stick to boot a windows XP install disk. (Check the link at the end of this post for additional info)

From there, boot your computer and at the very first screen it will tell you you can press a keyboard key to enter SETUP. (usually either DEL or F2). Press this right as it starts to boot. This will open your boot manager. Find your boot device priority list and set USB above your hard drive. This will allow your computer to the detect the drive and begin installing XP to your computer.

For more info:

Dec 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet


Installing Windows from flash drive-part II

Follow the next steps:
1. This step is mandatory. Through all the following process do not close the application. Close them if specified;
2. Create a folder and copy the 3 archives from above in that folder. (it is preferably to be close to the root; e.g. c:\XP USB);
3. Extract the content of and archives to the folder you just created;
4. Copy PeToUSB exe file to USB_prep8 folder
5. Enter the USB_prep8 folder, look for the usb_prep8.cmd and run it;
6. A black and ugly window will pop up. Press any key to continue. Here is the window that will pop up:
7. The result is the opening of the PetoUSB application:
8. All the settings are made. You only have to press Start. The application will format the USB stick and made it bootable. After completing the process do not close the application;
9. Extract the content of archive;
10. Open the Command prompt (CMD). To enter the cmd, enter the Start menu- Run- type cmd. Or press Win key + R to open the Run window;
11. In the console use the CD command (Change Directory). Go to the folder that contains bootsect.exe file. If you followed step 1 the command is much more simple: c:\XP USB\bootsect;
12. Now you are in the specified folder. Type “bootsect.exe /nt52 I:”, where I: is the drive letter of the USB stick. Open a Windows Explorer or My Computer and check the drive letter of your USB flash and replace the “I:” letter with your drive letter. If it's not working close the window where you checked the letter of the drive.
af0fc89.jpg13. The result will be the update of Fat file system necessary for the boot from the USB stick. Now you finally transformed the USB stick into a Bootable USB Stick. Now you can close the following window and PeToUSB application.
9e151ee.jpg14. You will have in front of your eyes the following windows. If not press Enter. After the option list appeared, choose the following in the order:
a) Choose option no. 1 than browse the installation CD of Windows
b) Option 2- pick an unallocated drive letter. For example you can pick T (it is unlikely to be already chosen)
c) Option 3- pick the letter assigned for your USB Stick (in my case I)
d) Option 4 starts the process. When asked if you want to format the drive choose”Yes”, than “Press any key to continue”. The process needs some more confirmations, so stay close to your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes. It depends on transfer rate of the flash drive and the speed of the optical drive.
dc74600.jpg15. The worse passed. Now you have to confirm the deactivation of the temporary drive T: and to close all the windows. The XP USB stick is ready for use. You just have to install the operating system on your desktop or laptop PC

Now here are the steps for installing Windows from your fresh USB Boot Stick.
· Plug in the flash drive
· Check the Boot Order from the Setup(Bios) and set the Removable drive as first and the Hard Disk as second.
· Even so, there are cases when you have to enter the Boot Menu as soon you turn on your computer. (for EEE PC is ESC, for Toshiba is F12). From now on select Removable Drive or USB and the proper device.
· You will see that the menu is slightly different from the classic Windows XP installation menu, but it is not complicated.
· Pick option 1: “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP...”.Now the first part of the installation process is completed, the one in text mode. After the file copying process completes, the computer restarts, but you have to boot again from your Bootable USB flash drive. Now you have to choose option 2: “GUI Mode Setup Windows XP...”. From now on until the final steps of the installation process you have to choose Option 2.
And this is it

on Apr 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Sir, i have hp mini 210-1000 laptop without cd/dvd. while installing windows xp i have deleted the partitions & tried to install xp from usb but failed. please help me to install windows xp .

Check the BIOS to see if you can make the USB as the first boot device, if you can then you will be able to install XP from the USB flash memory stick.
The reason why your XP installation failed is because in most older laptops, the USB port does not work until Windows XP has been installed.
Your hard disk may have an Windows XP install partition that you can access to reinstall Windows, provided you have not deleted this partition.

Jul 10, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 XP Notebook

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Hi i wanna install win xp via pen drive to my pc

Go to BIOS setup the do
first boot from USB Drive then Restart you system. then automatically boot windows xp from your pen drive. Do and enjoy with windows xp. For this you need to get a Bootable Pen Drive

Here is the Tutorial to Installing Microsoft Windows XP from USB

Sep 20, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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For bootable pen drive

first of all:

the computer u want to boot with the usb-pen drive has to support booting from usb (BIOS setting)

use program drivekey by hp to make usb-stick bootable(format to FAT or FAT32
get usbdos + components or linux as operating system on stick, u cannot install windows on a stick!

good luck, many have tried, only pros worked out how...

Jun 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to format notebook without cd room

There are a few ways you can do this.
First would be to obviously get an external cd-rom. Im assuming you dont want to do that... Second, you could use another computer to put a copy of an operating system on a USB stick. You could then boot from the usb stick:

Windows XP guide:

Alternately, you could install ubuntu from a netinstall, but that will not get rid of windows. It will just give you the ability to boot ubuntu in case windows is corrupted.

May 06, 2009 | BenQ Computers & Internet

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How can I load windows xp onto my aser aspire one

Print out this wikihow document and follow the steps

After you're done. Download the latest drivers for your hardware from Aser's website and install them. Or use the drivers CDs that came bundled with the notebook.

Oct 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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XP install errors

Try to copy the content from CD to USB flash stick and run the installation from stick. Remember to have set the USB disk for booting in BIOS. I had the same problems. I think it's because it tries to unpack some files on the drive it is installing from (CD can't be the one) - some wrong settings.

May 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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