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Old 09-22-2008, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im trying to boot windows xp from my mem stick is this possible if so how do you do it
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes but it is an absolute pain in the arse. One reason it is difficult is because XP loads its own USB drivers when installing - therefor the one you want to use to install probably won't work. Two, Microsoft doesn't want people to install their OS on a removable media - as this would make a licensing nightmare.

Google is your friend, just google it and there are plenty of hits on how to accomplish this.
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Any of the Linux distros are easier to do this with =). Kubuntu would probably be good, as its pretty similar to Windows.
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I think there is a boot able version of BartsPE on USB drives.
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XP on USB THumb Drive - Google Search

There is that answer. But you might want to read what i put in this thread as well.

XP + Ubuntu on a flash drive.

I give many reasons why this is very tough to accompish correctly.
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Just go and buy a disk drive they're dirt cheap.

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