How to make bootable pen drive of windows xp?

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#1

I want to make bootable pen drive of xp. Can anyone have idea how to make it?

Thank You


#2

Follow these instructions

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


#3

IIRC you cannot boot Windows XP from USB because some drivers reset the USB connection causing Windows to lose connection to USB storage during boot, and this can only be circumvented by manually replacing some drivers with Windows Server 2003 drivers instead. Windows 7 doesn’t have this problem.

This is all from memory and a bit hazy since I haven’t looked into this subject for some years now.


#4

Instead of booting Windows XP from a USB drive, it’s possible instead to boot something else called the “Windows Pre-boot Environment” (Windows PE) from USB. Some commercial tools in the past have been sold with a bundled XP version of Windows PE, but you can build your own using a publicly available tool. This requires you have the content of a Window XP installation disk available on a CD or your harddrive.

Bart’s Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD:
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This makes an ISO image of a Windows PE, but there are some tools which can take the ISO image and make a bootable USB drive from it. UNetbootin might work, but I don’t remember if I used this tool or another for making my own Windows PE bootable USB stick.

Windows PE based on XP might not be what you want, however.


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2740291]Instead of booting Windows XP from a USB drive, it’s possible instead to boot something else called the “Windows Pre-boot Environment” (Windows PE) from USB. Some commercial tools in the past have been sold with a bundled XP version of Windows PE, but you can build your own using a publicly available tool. This requires you have the content of a Window XP installation disk available on a CD or your harddrive.

Bart’s Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD:
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This makes an ISO image of a Windows PE, but there are some tools which can take the ISO image and make a bootable USB drive from it. UNetbootin might work, but I don’t remember if I used this tool or another for making my own Windows PE bootable USB stick.

Windows PE based on XP might not be what you want, however.[/QUOTE]
UNetbootin will absolutely do the job, I recently made a bootable USB of Parted Magic with it , its a fantastic tool.