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December 17, 2011

Howto install Windows XP from USB Drive?

Filed under: General IT Related, Microsoft Related — Tags: , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 4:41 PM

If you want to install Windows XP but your Desktop PC / Laptop has NO CDROM/NETWORK BOOT option , then still you can install Windows XP using USB Disk. Its simple and handy in many situations. Specially for network / hardware support personnel because USB have added benefits. You can  add / remove several apps on the fly from usb.

There are several ways to do this, For example If you have USB disk with under  < 2gb Space, you can follow this VERY simple and easy to follow Guide

http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/install-windows-xp-using-usb-flash-disk.html

But unfortunately for some reasons, it didn’t worked out for me .

So I decided to go with the USB_MULTIBOOT, In this example I am using the same.

Here We Start   . . .

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1)
You will need a special tool name USB_MULTIBOOT that will copy xp cd to usb and enable the Usb to boot Windows XP setup.
You can Download it from

http://www.mediafire.com/?gyjy3tlgdon

Unzip it to any folder. For example
c:\usb_multiboot_10

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2)
Run USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd from your the folder.
(As Shown in the image below)

Press any key to continue.

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3)
Format Utility will appear, Select  ‘ H ‘ , It will then give you  several options to choose. Select the following.
FILE SYSTEM = NTFS
FORMAT OPTIONS = QUICK
(As Shown in the image below)


TIP: Using the “HP format” option works fine for any capacity, and you can use FAT32 / NTFS
without problems. This can be useful as more systems can read FAT32 than NTFS.

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4)
Select Option 1   >   Select the WINDOWS XP Source path (CD or Extracted version)
(As Shown in the image below)


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5)
Select Option 2  >  Select USB-Drive Target Drive 
(As Shown in the image below)

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It will ask you to whether you want to install XP in Un-Attendend mode, which means that it will auto enter the required info during the setup installation like User names / Windows XP CD KEY / TimeZone etc.
Select YES and enter the required info like User Name CD Key etc. Follow the on screen instructions.
(As Shown in the image below)

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6)

Now select option # 3 [Make MultiBoot and Copy Source] to start the setup copy process.
(As Shown in the image below)

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After this It will start copying XP files to USB and will perform necessary actions to make it Bootable.
After All data is copied It will inform you that

FileCopy to USB-Drive is Ready -OK- Success” ,
Click YES to continue.
(As Shown in the image below)

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ALL DONE. Your USB – Drive is ready for Booting.

Plug it to your computer and in BIOS select USB in first boot device.

After booting from USB you will see boot menu of usb , Something Like below image.

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Choose Text installation at first time
and GUI INSTALLATION AFTER REBOOT TWICE !

( Description: Choose step 1 to start installing xp in text mode, partition setup etc,  After reboot choose step two, After continued install , choose  step 2 AGAIN to log into XP –

As soon as you arrive at the Windows XP Desktop you can safely remove the USB Drive.

IMPORTANT! DO NOT REMOVE USB STICK UNTIL YOU’LL SEE XP’s FINAL LOGIN SCREEN!

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http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/112627-usb-drive-target-error/

Regard’s
SYED JAHANZAIB
aacable@hotmail.com

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28 Comments »

  1. yeah its easy n useful……. thnx

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    Comment by Shahan Ali — December 17, 2011 @ 11:24 PM

  2. aslaam o alikum sir app ki help se main ne bohat kuch sika hai main app ka bohat bohat shukria ada karna chahta hon allah app jaza de or allah app ko sehat de allah app ke kam barkte de allah app ko khoshya de aameen …… sir 3 wali optoin app ne batai nahin zara wo bi vazahat kar de thanks

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    Comment by imtiaz — December 22, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

    • Option#3 was missed in the description. Added Now.

      Have you succeeded in creating bootable USB ?

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      Comment by Pinochio~:) — December 22, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

  3. sir ak masla aa raha booting ke bad partion C D sho nahin ho rahi sir U partion sho hoti hai sir plz help me

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    Comment by imtiaz — December 23, 2011 @ 9:30 PM

    • Hmm Can’t say about this. Currently I don’t have USB available for testing, I will check it and let you know later.

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      Comment by Pinochio~:) — December 24, 2011 @ 2:32 PM

  4. Imtiaz bhai, may be you are using sata drive and by default xp cannot recognize the sata drive. can you tell us your motherboard brand so we can help you.

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    Comment by Arbab — December 26, 2011 @ 10:13 PM

  5. Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2

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    Comment by imtiaz — December 28, 2011 @ 12:41 PM

  6. sir ne jo oper link dia hai wase kia tha os ke sath xp setup ok hai

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    Comment by imtiaz — December 28, 2011 @ 12:46 PM

  7. good to hear that it work for you………..thanks to zaib bhai for such a nice tutorial

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    Comment by Arbab — December 28, 2011 @ 2:58 PM

  8. You ROCK!

    Masha Allah!

    For the last 24 hours, I have been trying different programs and failing, all because of a cursed space between “Win” and “XP”!!!

    Only YOUR method told me where I was wrong.

    I renamed the folder and I am ready with the USB Stick.

    Starting the installation now. Shall update you of the result as soon as I am done.

    God Bless You!

    Allah Haafiz.

    Ra,

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    Comment by Rahul Sharma — February 29, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

  9. “Setup cannot create the folder:

    \WINDOWS

    Setup cannot continue until the folder is created”

    I am trying to install XP over that LOUSY Vista.

    I shall have to figure some other way to bye pass / overcome this hurdle!

    Shall update!

    Ra.

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    Comment by Rahul Sharma — February 29, 2012 @ 5:34 PM

  10. Found something useful here. (http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/120444-how-to-install-windows-from-usb-winsetupfromusb-with-gui/page__view__findpost__p__831125)

    “Try renaming migrate.inf to migrate.inf.bak in ~BT folder.”

    Now, presently, the files are being copied. Yeah!!!

    Shall keep the running commentary on.

    🙂

    I am excited.

    Ra.

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    Comment by Rahul Sharma — February 29, 2012 @ 6:23 PM

  11. 😦

    Got the BSOD of 0X7B after the installation went well and the WinXp screen came and found http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/112630-0x0000007b-blue-screen-error-during-text-setup/page__st__3.

    Tried the modified ntdetect.com, no go.

    Changed the SATA Drive the IDE Controller Mode instead of AHCI in BIOS. No Go.

    Updated the Source with DriverPack on HDD with instructions from http://agnipulse.com/2009/08/integrate-drivers-into-windows-xp-installation-disc/ and http://users.telenet.be/jtdoom/basetute/Eng_tut6b.htm.

    Recreated the Thumb Drive.

    No Go, “Setup cannot create the folder:
    \WINDOWS”.

    “Try renaming migrate.inf to migrate.inf.bak in ~BT folder.”

    Installation started again.

    Waiting!

    Waiting with KFC’s Fiery Grilled Chicken (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wCebOKvIHo) and some Whiskey. AND an updated set of Drivers.

    🙂

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    Comment by Rahul Sharma — February 29, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

  12. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

    I changed the source CD and BINGO!!!

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    Comment by Rahul Sharma — March 20, 2012 @ 12:34 PM

  13. on installing windows it give error STOP: c0000221 unknown hard error systemroot\systemerror\ntdll.dll can u give me some advice brother how to handle this

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    Comment by khan — April 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

  14. nice one bro you rocked keep it up but can you give me a a one more idea how to install window 7 by usb you can mail me at faisalkhan1690@gmail.com if u can then plz help me

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    Comment by faisal khan — May 13, 2012 @ 2:01 AM

    • Hmmm I don’t use USB for installation any more, I used it long time ago, afterwards, I am using WDS from past few years.I will try to make a tutorial for Win7 Also.

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      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — May 14, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

      • Sir i am starting to creating the bootable usb by your instructions but I get an error when I try to : Give USB-Drive Target, Currently,
        Please advise me how to solve it
        Please note I have tried several times and done it correctly but still i struggle with it

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        Comment by Maseer — September 27, 2012 @ 11:39 AM

  15. Thanxxx buddy to give me such important information…!

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    Comment by Akash Bijwe — July 10, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

  16. Thanxxx to give me such important information…!

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    Comment by Akash Bijwe — July 10, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

  17. or just simply try win to flash for easy usb creation ! link (http://wintoflash.com/download/en/)

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    Comment by Ahsan Muhammad — July 21, 2012 @ 1:56 AM

  18. Success ! Thanks man.

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    Comment by zykee04 — September 14, 2012 @ 4:49 AM

  19. Sir i am starting to creating the bootable usb by your instructions but I get an error when I try to : Give USB-Drive Target, Currently,
    Please advise me how to solve it
    Please note I have tried several times and done it correctly but still i struggle with it

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    Comment by Maseer — September 27, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

  20. AWESOME DEAR FRIEND…….I am searching this kind of software from last year.
    Thank you very much. God Bless you. This software is Perfect for Usb to xp.

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    Comment by ravinder singh — March 30, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

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