XP Setup to use a usb flash drive for sata drivers

By levybj ·
How can Windows XP Setup(F6) use a usb flash drive instead of a floppy drive to find drivers for a sata hard drive.

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It's not for finding them, it's for loading them...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP Setup to use a usb fl ...

The floppy drive is used to load the SATA drivers

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F6 is only for floppy

by CG IT In reply to XP Setup to use a usb fl ...


you can create your own custom installation of XP which can include installing device drivers from a USB device, but not using F6.

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there is a more convenient, more secure option:

by Absolutely In reply to XP Setup to use a usb fl ...


This article shows how to create an install CD which includes your SATA drivers, and adds Service Pack 2 to your newly installed OS, making it less vulnerable. It won't include anti-virus, anti-spyware or anything like that but it will at least have Microsoft's firewall, and many critical security updates.

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