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AKA snkmad
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I've seen several tutorials on the net, on how to install WInXP using your pen drive.
I've tried a couple, but none ever worked. :mad:
I remember one asked you to install syslinux to pen drive, and it would boot the XP iso. It did boot syslinux, but didn't loaded the ISO...

Anyone actually ever did this before, and can show me the way?
 

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AKA snkmad
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Well i just followed the last guide i found, and tried on a WinXP machine, and it worked.
Apparently it doesn't work if you try from a Win7...
 

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Never liked the idea for installing OS via usb devices, best to burn it into a disc media format or mount it.
 

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Never liked the idea for installing OS via usb devices, best to burn it into a disc media format or mount it.
It works exactly the same as a CD except that it's faster. (at least from what I noticed). But you have to have a motherboard that supports booting from the USB of course. But you'd have to have a pretty damn old system if it doesn't support that.

Windows 7 has "Installing from USB" enabled by DEFAULT. So you don't have to prepare anything, you just put it on the drive and boot from it. No strings attached. Windows XP was trickier though back in the days, since they had no support for that kind of stuff yet.

It's also much easier to carry around with you, instead of having to drag a disc around.
 

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AKA snkmad
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In this case, i have to use the USB stick, since its a netbook.
Hum didnt knew Win7 worked out of the box with usb installs.
Gonna try that later.
 
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