installing windows xp from a usb stick

  Fallen_Angel1275 11:20 21 Mar 2014

Is it possible to copy the windows px installation disc to a usb stick and make it bootable so i can install windows from it?

  Jollyjohn 12:08 21 Mar 2014

Yes Google - install xp from usb - and you get a lot of info including, click here do you want to do this?

Note if you are re installing XP you will need IE8 to install before any updates can be downloaded, IE6 no longer works.


  Jollyjohn 12:09 21 Mar 2014

Edit to post, should ask Why do want to do this?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:35 21 Mar 2014


Why because some machines come without optical drives and windows needs to be installed from a USB stick.

Why XP because some old programs willnot work with the newer op systems.


If the machine has sata drives then you will need to slipstream the SATA drivers to the XP installation on the USB stick using nlite as XP never came with SATA drivers and teherfore cannot see the drive

  Jollyjohn 13:10 21 Mar 2014


Fruitbat/\0/\ - I appreciate those points, was trying to gain a little more info. I have found the USB install route flaky, depending on USB stick manufacturer and hardware that will only run XP may not boot from USB.

Fallen_Angel1275 Is there a recovery partition on the PC you are trying to install XP on?

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