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Old 03-09-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default How can I install XP off a flash drive?

title says it all. I have an ISO and the CD, and I need to somehow get it onto a flashdrive and make it bootable to install to my Eee PC so the touch screen will work.
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If you have a U3 enabled flash drive you can have it mount a virtual CD drive. Most BIOSs will support it.
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I think my cruzer is... how would I accomplish such a thing?
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yeah i want to install xp on my Eee pc netbook and I am trying to hunt down the software... anyone know any good sites?
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Guide to building an XP bootable flash

Some of the information in the guide is inaccurate as this has been pulled off using variants outside some of the specified limitations. But for the most users, this will work.

EDIT: This link puts you at the second page of the guide, so do note when it says "Now that you have the prerequisites" it is referring to the page before. It's basically covering the drive you will need.
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but is there a site that i can download the actual xp software?
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If there is, I don't know. If I knew, I also couldn't say. Forums rules prohibit condoning illegal activities. It's also my civil duty but I'm not stressing on that.

You can try googling Windows XP Live ISO. Which is programed to send the XP ISO to RAM on boot. Same way Active Linux discs work and such.
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Guide to building an XP bootable flash

Some of the information in the guide is inaccurate as this has been pulled off using variants outside some of the specified limitations. But for the most users, this will work.

EDIT: This link puts you at the second page of the guide, so do note when it says "Now that you have the prerequisites" it is referring to the page before. It's basically covering the drive you will need.
The issue is that I need to put the installer on the flash drive, not the install itself.
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o i c.

Put the ISO on the flash and use your mobo's boot selector to boot the flashdrive as a hard drive.
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so it could be hard to do??
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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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o i c.

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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