How to Install Window XP from USB Flash Drive

It is good idea installing windows installation from USB flash drive but it is not easy to get it set-up for use, in time of windows XP USB installer is not as easy as the Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. To install XP from a removable drive you will need to follow some advanced procedure because Windows XP does not have the “Boot from USB” drive feature, but you can still set up Windows XP in your computer using USB flash drive by following this procedure.


Installing any operating system from a removable drive is useful. Especially if the computer does not have CD or DVD-rom or maybe the one it has is not working properly then the alternative way for you is to use the USB installation method.


After you insert the installer disk in your computer CD or DVDrom, the computer will detecs it and prompts for “Press any key to boot from CD“. By then you can format the hard disk, make the partitions and you can install the operating system in your computer.


The same things does not happen with you if you just copy the content of a Windows Xp installer disk into a UBS drive. You need to make your USB drive bootable.


This article will teach you the best way to install windows XP from USB or Flash Drive step by step



– Firstly you will need to download the software called Win to Flash which does not need any installation. Just double click the setup file and the following screen appears

Install Windows XP from USB


– Head to the “Task” tab and choose the task type as “Transfer Windows XP/2003 setup to flash| from the drop down dialog and then you can click Create button. After clicking create you can now click “Next” button to continue


–  Select the source path of the Windows installation disk or Locate the path of the copy that is dumped at your drive as well as the path of your USB flash drive.

Install Windows XP from USB - Source Path


– Click the “Next” button and wait until the bootable copy is prepared into your USB flash drive. Once it is completed, you can start installing Windows XP.

It is very simple to install the Windows XP from the USB drive. Just boot your computer from that USB stick. You can follow below steps to that.


How to Boot Your Computer from the USB drive

* Power the computer and Press the F2 key or DELETE key, it varies with the brand of your computer mother board, once you press the key it will enter into the computer BIOS settings.


* Click on the Boot menu and set the boot preference for the Removable Disk as First.


* Save the setup and exit by Pressing the F10 key.


Now that you have do this, your computer will be able to boot from the USB drive.


You can now confidently reload Windows XP on any of your computer Operating System which does not have good CD/DVDrom.


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