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Old 03-10-2010, 04:49 AM   #11
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Default Re: How can I install XP off a flash drive?

If you just wish to install XP on your Eee I would buy a USB to IDE cable. (10) then connect it to your optical drive in your PC (or a spare) and use the XP disk. I used both methods and that is the simplest.
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can you get a converter so that i can use my dvd drive with the Eeepc?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:49 AM   #13
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Put the ISO on the flash and use your mobo's boot selector to boot the flashdrive as a hard drive.
There is more to it that just putting the iso on the drive, which I cannot figure out.

Do I have to extract it there or something?
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Use Unetbootin. It's a (I think linux-only) utility for creating bootable flash drives from any iso file. You would have to first make sure you have a Windows XP CD, then use some sort of utility (not sure what) to create an iso, then unetbootin it onto your Cruzer (yes, cruzers are U3, but that doesn't apply here, you will have to remove U3 if you have it).
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^ all unetbootin does is loads the linux kernel. only works for linux.
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http://www.usbnow.co.uk/Adapters_&_C...duct_info.html

Here is a link to the sort of thing I use.

You can use your DVD drive in situ and just plug the cable into the the IDE slot or take the drive out and use the power cable that comes with the adapter.
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yeah I know about that, but I don't need it, and would rather not spend money if I have something that works.
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Well OK - but 123 asked and I replied
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Hey, there is a utility to put the Windows XP setup files on a flash drive. Get it at: http://wintoflash.com/home/en/. It's called Novicorp WinToFlash and it works with WinXP, Vista, and 7. You can also designate a partition for, say, recovery or to boost the install speed? IDK. It's a VERY useful utility.
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