Booting XP from USB



Abbas
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi Folks,
How to boot Windows XP, for that matter any Windows OS,
From Usb???
How to do it, My motherboard supports booting from USB...

Details answers Plz...

Bye

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Windows cannot boot from an USB drive. If your computer supports
booting from such device, you can load a boot loader to the USB device
which starts Windows XP from the hard drive.

How-To: Boot Windows XP Off a Compact Flash Card
http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/entry/425/how-to_boot_windows

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"Abbas" wrote:

| Hi Folks,
| How to boot Windows XP, for that matter any Windows OS,
| From Usb???
| How to do it, My motherboard supports booting from USB...
|
| Details answers Plz...
|
| Bye

D@annyBoy
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
what's the size of USB? 4 Gb?
IIRC, a group of people trying to develop ramdisk booting

While sipping a glass of wine, I read that Abbas wrote in
news:87774EBA-785D-4F46-87BD-5201E4A19C44@microsoft.com


> Hi Folks,
> How to boot Windows XP, for that matter any Windows OS,
> From Usb???
> How to do it, My motherboard supports booting from USB...
>
> Details answers Plz...
>
> Bye

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Your M/B may support booting from a USB drive but Windows XP doesn't.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Abbas" <Abbas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87774EBA-785D-4F46-87BD-5201E4A19C44@microsoft.com...
> Hi Folks,
> How to boot Windows XP, for that matter any Windows OS,
> From Usb???
> How to do it, My motherboard supports booting from USB...
>
> Details answers Plz...
>
> Bye


Booting XP from USB