Installing Windows XP from a USB key

Installing Windows XP from a USB key

·                                 Creating your bootable USB key:
·                                 Installing XP
Here’s how to create a Windows XP, bootable, USB key. This is very useful especially persons using Netbook or in the case that your PC is not equipped with a DVD/CD player. 
Creating your bootable USB key:

First of all, you will need:
·                                 A USB key (capacity:1 or 2 GB;)
·                                 A Windows XP CD ( official version )
·                                 A PC with a CD player and a USB key
·                                 And this software WinSetupFromUSB
It will also require that:
·                                 Your USB key is bootable;
·                                 Your machine accepts the boot on your USB key (see in the BIOS);
·                                 Your key is fast enough to avoid delays during installation of the OS;

Installing XP

Once downloaded, run the installation software and follow the installation wizard. At the end of the installation, the software will launch.
·                                 Step 1: Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD ROM drive and click Browse
·                                 Step 2: Enter the destination path on the PC
·                                 Step 3: Select your CD ROM drive where your CD is Windows XP and click OK
·                                 Step 4: Click Refresh and then go on the small arrow just to the left and select the USB key that you used to boot XP
·                                 Step 5: Select Fixed
·                                 Step 6: That everything is ready you can just click on the GO
·                                 Wait for the copying procedure. Then close the software (you are informed when the copy is complete)
·                                 Installing Windows XP
·                                 In a first time you connect the USB to your netBook and go into the BIOS
·                                 Then set your BIOS to boot your PC on USB key;
·                                 Once done, save and restart your PC;
·                                 Here, you'll have two lines in the GRUB menu;
·                                 The first is to select the startup of the installation procedure
·                                 The second line will be for the rest of the installation and the first boot of Windows XP;
·                                 Therefore boot on the USB key until Windows XP is fully installed.
·                                 Follow the installation instructions as for a normal installation
·                                 Now your Windows XP is installed with your USB key!



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