FlashBoot: Convert Windows installation CD/DVD to USB thumbdrive

It's much more convenient to install operating system from USB thumbdrive. At lot of modern notebooks these days does not even have a builtin DVD reader/recorder.

With FlashBoot, you can convert Windows installation CD/DVD to USB thumbdrive, and install Windows from USB thumbdrive (so avoid using external USB DVD reader/recorder for that purpose).

1) Run FlashBoot, click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Starting FlashBoot
Installing Windows XP from USB - Starting FlashBoot


2) Choose CD -> USB in Main Menu:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Bootable CD to USB Conversion
Installing Windows XP from USB - Bootable CD to USB Conversion


3) Choose CD/DVD drive or image file and click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Choosing Windows Installation CD or ISO Image File
Installing Windows XP from USB - Choosing Windows Installation CD or ISO Image File


4) Choose "Convert Windows XP/2000 installation CD" from the scenario list and click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Convert Windows XP Installation CD to USB thumbdrive
Installing Windows XP from USB - Convert Windows XP Installation CD to USB thumbdrive


5) Choose target USB disk (flash, HDD) or image file and click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Choose target USB thumbdrive or USB HDD
Installing Windows XP from USB - Choose target USB thumbdrive or USB HDD


6) Enter volume label or leave it as is and click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Enter volume label for Windows XP installation USB thumbdrive
Installing Windows XP from USB - Enter volume label for Windows XP installation USB thumbdrive


7) Check summary information and click Next:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Summary information
Installing Windows XP from USB - Summary information


8) Wait for process completion:

Installing Windows XP from USB - Converting Windows XP Setup CD to bootable USB disk
Installing Windows XP from USB - Converting Windows XP Setup CD to bootable USB disk


9) USB disk is ready for use. Click OK to exit:

Installing Windows XP from USB - FlashBoot done
Installing Windows XP from USB - FlashBoot done


Click here to view gallery of screenshots made during installation of Windows XP from FlashBoot-formatted USB disk to netbook. Windows XP was installed to the newly-created disk C: (which took 20 Gb out of 64 Gb total SSD space). Final filesystem of disk C: is NTFS.