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FlashBoot: Convert Windows XP or BartPE to bootable USB thumbdrive

With FlashBoot, you can convert Windows XP setup CD or BartPE to USB thumbdrive, so you could install Windows XP from USB thumbdrive, or run mini-version of Windows XP from USB thumbdrive.

This example demonstrated how to use FlashBoot to convert ISO file of Windows XP setup CD to USB thumbdrive, and then install Windows from USB thumbdrive (so avoid using external USB CD reader/recorder for that purpose).

1) Run FlashBoot Pro, click Next:

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


2) Choose "OS installer -> USB" in the Main Menu:

Windows XP from USB - Choosing OS installer to USB in the Main Menu
Windows XP from USB - Choosing OS installer to USB in the Main Menu


3) Choose "Windows XP installer (for BIOS-based computers)" in this menu and click Next:

Windows XP from USB - Windows XP installer for BIOS-based computers
Windows XP from USB - Windows XP installer for BIOS-based computers


4) Specify ISO image file (or CD disc) of Windows XP setup and click Next:

Windows XP from USB - Specifying ISO image file of Windows setup
Windows XP from USB - Specifying ISO image file of Windows setup


5) Specify target USB storage device and click Next:

Windows XP from USB - Specifying target USB storage device
Windows XP from USB - Specifying target USB storage device


6) If necessary, change volume label, or leave it as is, and click Next:

Windows XP from USB - Volume label and filesystem type
Windows XP from USB - Volume label and filesystem type


7) Check summary information and click Format Now:

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


8) Wait for process completion:

Windows XP from USB - In progress
Windows XP from USB - In progress


9) Bootable USB storage device is ready to use. Click OK to exit:

Windows XP from USB - Done
Windows XP from USB - 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.