Install Xp From Usb
If you feel that you need ot reformat your computer too often, considering learning how to install XP from a USB. Knowing how to install XP from a USB is one of the biggest advantages one can take over their technology and save oneself from constantly rummaging for installation CDs. If you find yourself at the mercy of many viruses, or you have a netbook that you want to wipe clean, consider learning how to install XP from USB today.
In order to be able to install XP from USB, you're going to need the following:
- A USB flash drive, at least 1 GB in capacity
- A Windows XP installation CD
- A computer with a working CD drive and Internet connection
- Get your source files straightened away. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer and copy all of the files onto a folder on your desktop, naming the folder "WINXPCD." Now, use your favorite search engine to locate the program known as "WinSetupFromUSB," which is the main tool that will let you install XP from USB. Start up the program and select the newly-created "WINXPCD" folder as your "Source" when prompted.
- Format your flash drive. Insert your flash drive and select to format it using either "HP Format Tool" or "P Eto USB." If your drive is under 2 GB of space, use the latter format in Fat16, while drives with capacities of 4 GB and more should be using the former with FAT32 formatting—this will ensure that you can install XP from USB without any major problems. Once this is done, use the program to copy all of the files onto your flash drive.
- When ready to install XP from USB, turn off your computer. Insert the flash drive into your computer, and then press the Escape key to enter the boot list menu. Select the USB device, and you should be able to install XP from USB by following the on-screen prompts!