Booting / Installing windows XP from USB drive



sandeep
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Hi,

I referred to an article from Microsoft, dated August 2004, which mentions
that
"Current versions of Windows should not be installed to USB
hard disk drives because Windows does not support USB hard disk drives as
the primary boot device."

I would like to know:
a. whether this is resolved in current versions of window or still
today also Windows XP cannot be booted from USB device.
b. If answer is yes, then, what is required for this?

I searched on the web, but couldnot get the confirmation. Urgent reply
requested.

Thanks in advance,
sundeep

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
"sandeep" <sandeep@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I referred to an article from Microsoft, dated August 2004, which mentions
>that
>"Current versions of Windows should not be installed to USB
>hard disk drives because Windows does not support USB hard disk drives as
>the primary boot device."
>
>I would like to know:
>a. whether this is resolved in current versions of window or still
> today also Windows XP cannot be booted from USB device.
>b. If answer is yes, then, what is required for this?

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 HDD.

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ICQ: 192649233

sandeep
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the quick response.

sundeep

"Thorsten Matzner" wrote:

> "sandeep" <sandeep@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I referred to an article from Microsoft, dated August 2004, which mentions
> >that
> >"Current versions of Windows should not be installed to USB
> >hard disk drives because Windows does not support USB hard disk drives as
> >the primary boot device."
> >
> >I would like to know:
> >a. whether this is resolved in current versions of window or still
> > today also Windows XP cannot be booted from USB device.
> >b. If answer is yes, then, what is required for this?
>
> 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 HDD.
>
> --
> (tm)
> ICQ: 192649233
>

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
"sandeep" <sandeep@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thanks for the quick response.

You are welcome.

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(tm)
ICQ: 192649233


Booting / Installing windows XP from USB drive