expert help: make a windows xp live usb

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by stayboogy, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    i've searched online and read a ton of info but i don't seem to be getting anywhere...

    basically i want to make a XP live environment and boot and run from a usb drive.

    how can i go about doing this in the simplest, most complete way possible?

    just for kicks: is it possible to build a PE disc iso and just copy all the files from the root of the iso to the root of the usb device and go?
     
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  2. mad_cow

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    is not that easy !

    one of the best out there that i've tried is FlashBoot.
     
  3. stayboogy

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    not looking to install from usb

    this is to run a windows xp live from usb
     
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  4. UVAIS

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  6. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    thanks for the live cd suggestions...

    but

    that is not what i'm asking @ all. how do you make any live cd boot from a usb drive is what i'm wanting to know. using a usb flash drive instead of the cd disk. so far every way i have found searching online does not work.

    anyone know?
     
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  8. stayboogy

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    awesom Tito, on top of things as usual. the grub part of the steps seems to be missing from virtually EVERY guide i have read online and i've read many.
     
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  10. Layman806

    Layman806 MDL Novice

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    The Right Answer!

    stayboogy, I just came across the page that claims to make xp boot from usb after install.
    I'd recommend you to check it out.
    Its a little long though!
    Here's it:

    h t t p : / / w w w. mp3car.com / winnt - based / 1 25408 -i ns t al l- w in d o w s- x p - on - a - u sb - f l a s h - dr i v e .h t m l

    Remove every <space> in the link and copy it to ur browser.
    I am currently trying it. Will report later since the usbs i had are with my friends. You know, sharing music, funny videos and all!