answering a question on another thread it occurred to me this might be useful for anyone contemplating flashing on an xp os requiring an ms-dos environment to be safe.
creating an xp boot dos disk is easy.
connect your usb floppy dirve
insert a floppy disk
open windows explorer program
go to the letter which is the floppy drive
right mouse click on the floppy drive letter
7.select: "create an MS-DOS startup disk
there you have it. now you have boot disk for windows xp pro or home