IT Dojo: Create your own bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP

April 28, 2008, 4:38 AM PST | Length: 260


Booting Windows XP from a USB Flash drive gives you great IT support tool. For example, you can make a troubleshooting toolkit for booting and analyzing seemingly dead PCs. Or you could always have your favorite support applications at your fingertips.

In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, explains the process and pitfalls of creating a bootable Windows XP USB flash drive. You'll learn how to configure a computer's BIOS to boot from a USB drive, how to download and use the free software to create a bootable drive, and how to installed Windows XP on the drive.

Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, walk through the process in a screenshot gallery, and download a PDF version of the tip from our IT Dojo blog.

16 comments
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damini.bakshi
damini.bakshi

hi I am damini bakshi. there are some settings in Xp by which we can use XP itself as an antivirus.Can you please tell me that.

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serkanyilmaz123

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kuludown
kuludown

to answer all the previous comments: 1. it is talking about windows server 2003 sp1 not xp sp1. server 2003 sp2 should work as well, but i have not tested it yet. i will try it and let you know. 2. you need a 256mb drive or larger, depending on how many plugins you configure.

spamsickle
spamsickle

The date on it is 4/28/2008, but he's talking about Windows XP SP1, which has been superseded for years.

system.net2009
system.net2009

Dear.Sir help me please , window xp bootabel from USB flag drive make to use help me . thank you Sir, w-htun

seanferd
seanferd

There are things you can do to secure XP (#1: don't run as Administrator), but you can't use it as an antivirus.

kuludown
kuludown

you can use either server 2003 sp1 or sp2 to get the files you need. good luck getting your drive to work successfully! it can be quite the process...

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onsite
onsite

Running it from a VISTA computer: I get to the part where it formats the flash drive. Formatting "F:"...The type of file system is FAT32. New file system is FAT. Verifying 7654M. The volume is too big for FAT16/12. Error: Format F: failed! Aborted.