How to make a bootable USB flash drive Windows XP

By | 10.12.2018

How to make a bootable USB flash drive Windows XP

Today we will talk about how to create a bootable USB flash drive Windows XP. Bootable flash drive is needed if your computer has no CD/DVD drive or just the way Windows installs a bit faster on the computer than from the CD/DVD drive.

To create a bootable USB drive you will need:

1. USB flash drive with memory capacity from 1Gb (Gigabyte).

2. USB PREP8, PeToUsb, Bootsect.exe.

3. The distribution of Windows XP (in the form of a compact disk or virtual disk image such as ISO image).

1) Download the file USB PREP8, PeToUsb, Bootsect.exe and unpack to root of disk C: or D:.

2) connect a flash drive and format it.

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Then do everything in order:

1. From the extracted archive, run the file start1.cmd. In our case it is c:programsstart1.cmd:

2. In the window that appears, press any key:

3. In the next window, verify that the selected flash drive and click START:

4. In the warning Windows, click <YES>:

Then begins the process of formatting the stick:

Upon completion of formatting press <OK>:

5. Close the window PeToUSB :

6. The remaining other window do NOT COVER:

7. Open a command prompt: START -> PROGRAMS -> accessories -> COMMAND prompt.

8. Type in command line the path to the programs folder and at the end add bootsect.exe /nt52 I: ( where I is the drive letter of the stick):

9. Press and if all goes well, there will be a message that Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes:

10. Close the command prompt and return to the previous window:

11. Enter the number 1 and hit . Specify the path to the Windows distribution XP:

11-1. Enter a number 2 hit . Here you need to specify any Latin letter not occupied by the system (e.g. the letter Q):

12. Enter the 3-digit and . Specify the letter of Your USB drive (in this example it’s the letter I):

14. Enter 4 and . Begin the process of creating a temporary virtual drives with Windows XP. Wait until the process is complete. Then when you are prompted formatnut the flash drive, enter the letter ‘y’ (English) and press :

15. After formatting press any key:

Will start the process of copying files to create a temporary disk Q.

16. Upon completion of the copying, press any key:

17. In the appeared window, Copy To a USB Drive click <Yes>:

Will start copying the files to a temporary disk Q on the stick I.

18. In the next window, Change the Migrate.inf hit <Yes>:

Then, in the window, Unmount the Virtual Drive (unmount temporary virtual disk) click <Yes>:

19. On completion in poyavivshihsya two Windows, press any key.

21. Bootable flash drive Windows XP created!

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