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Old 13. Jul 2010, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing windows XP from an .iso file using a usb flash drive

Is it possible to install Windows Xp using a USb flash drive from an .iso file? I have windows xp professional edition sp3 iso file and would like to install it without having it burned on a CD.
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Old 13. Jul 2010, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure, why not. Just mount a CD drive emulator.

If it were me, and I admit that I spend most of my life in a ********** haze, I would put the Windows files on the USB stick sans the ISO container and avoid the bother of an optical drive emulator, which would be very problematic in this case, anyway.

Excuse the run-on.
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Old 13. Jul 2010, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sure, why not. Just mount a CD drive emulator.
I too had thought of posting that, but since there would be no OS, where would the drive emulator be installed? The requirement is to install XP via .ISO file in USB stick, without an OS installed. I don't think that would be possible. It would be better to burn the ISO file on a CD. CDs are cheap nowadays anyways.
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Old 13. Jul 2010, 07:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can i extract the iso file using 7 zip software and then take those files on usb and boot using usb hdd?
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Is it possible to install Windows Xp using a USb flash drive from an .iso file?.....
Here's how to do it:
http://www.pctipsbox.com/installing-...b-flash-drive/

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Old 14. Jul 2010, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This did not work.

However i have installed Xp from a USB by using a different programme. :-))

Thank you everybody for your suggestions....
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Old 14. Jul 2010, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Which program did you use cleanclover? If its a freeware, please do share here. If its a commercial/shareware, never mind .
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Old 14. Jul 2010, 05:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Which program did you use cleanclover? If its a freeware, please do share here. If its a commercial/shareware, never mind .
Yes its a freeware.

I used wintoflash.

You can get it here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...nToFlash.shtml

The procedure to do it: http://komku.blogspot.com/2009/09/wi...indows-xp.html

The only thing i want to know is i have 2 windows xp on two separate drive partitions. I want to delete one. How can i safely do it? What is the procedure for that?
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Thanks a lot for sharing this. I am sure someone else with such requirement will find it useful .

As for your other query, hope someone else will answer soon. I don't know the answer, or rather its not confirmed if it will work. Thanks again, and good luck.
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Old 14. Jul 2010, 06:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Using BARTPE, copy i386 to flash and using the WINNT command in a 32bit environment. Have done it a couple of times... PM if interested...
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