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Create a bootable Windows XP flash drive on a Windows Vista computer?

By pi-i-ta ·
Hello.

I want to create a bootable flash drive for my Dell Dimension 3000. This is the tutorial I am thinking about using: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/solutionbase-boot-windows-xp-from-a-usb-flash-drive/5928902 Thing is, I will have to use a computer that runs Windows Vista, not Windows XP. Is it possible to create a bootable Windows XP flash drive on a computer that is running a different version of Windows?

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Have you considered

by PurpleSkys In reply to Create a bootable Windows ...

Dual booting both operating systems?

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by pi-i-ta In reply to Have you considered

What do you mean by dual booting?

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by PurpleSkys In reply to Have you considered

having to separate partitions with a different OS on each...vista on one and xp on the other.. this is an older article, but it explains it fairly well http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-do-i-install-windows-vista-in-a-dual-boot-configuration-along-with-windows-xp/6157570

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Here is the easy procedure

by yeshwanth560 In reply to Create a bootable Windows ...

There are many softwares by which you can create a bootable xp on flash drive from any Operating system.
1)Unebootin
2)A bootable USB
3)WinToFlash
4)Make USB Disk Bootable
5)WinSetupFromUSB

These software are easy go like next-next and you are finished with the bootable USB for any OS Windows XP/Vista /Windows 7

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by pi-i-ta In reply to Here is the easy procedur ...

Are these steps to making a bootable flash drive? I tried WinToFlash, and it successfully transferred everything from the Windows XP disc onto the USB, but nothing happened when I plugged the USB into the computer.

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BartPe

by a.portman In reply to Create a bootable Windows ...

If you have a Windows XP CD, you can create a BartPE USB drive from a Vista computer.

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by pi-i-ta In reply to BartPe

BartPE is used in the tutorial I mentioned. But before BartPE is used, this is done:

"Once the device has been formatted, you must make it bootable. To do so, you must copy the BOOT.INI, NTLDR, and NTDETECT from the root directory of your PC's boot drive to the flash drive. These files are hidden by default, so you will either have to configure Windows Explorer to show hidden files (including protected operating system files) or you will have to open a Command Prompt window and use the COPY command to copy the files.
If you choose to use the Windows Explorer method, then open Internet Explorer and enter C: into the address bar so that you are looking at your local hard drive. Next, select the Folder Options command from the Tools menu. When the Folder Options properties sheet opens, select the View tab. Now, just select the Show Hidden Files and Folders and deselect the Hide Extensions for Known File Types and the Hide Protected Operating System Files check boxes. Click OK to continue."

Can this be done on Vista? Is there another way to do it?

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by a.portman In reply to BartPe

Yes, I copied a windows XP cd to my hard drive and then followed the BartPE installer. It worked fine.

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by pi-i-ta In reply to BartPe

Okay. Do I have to copy the disc to my hard drive?

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So far...

by pi-i-ta In reply to Create a bootable Windows ...

Thank you for your responses.

Also, this is my very first time doing something like this so please bare with me. :)

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