These days many computer systems allow the user to install an operating system through a USB port. This new feature makes things a lot easier and more portable because now the user can easily install any operating system on a PC through his pocket USB Flash Disk. Windows XP is vastly being used by home and professionals users alike. And like other operating systems, we can create a bootable USB Flash installation disk for Windows XP.
For this, you need:
Creating a Windows XP USB installation involves the following steps:
- Download WinToFlash from one of the download links given above.
- Extract it, from where you can easily access it later.
- Plug in your USB flash disk and quick format it. Note the drive letter assigned to your USB disk.
- Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD\DVD drive.
- Make new folder named “WinXP setup” on you “C” drive.
- Copy all files and folders from the Windows Installation CD to the “WinXP setup” folder we just created.
- When it is successfully copied, Run WinToFlash.
- Accept the terms of agreement.
- Click on the big “Tick” button, this will open a wizard which will help you create your installation USB flash disk.
- Click on next.
- In the Windows files path type, choose the WinXP setup folder which we had created earlier.
- In the USB Drive, select the drive letter of your USB disk.
- Click on next.
- Select “I accept” then click on Continue.
- Let the wizard do its job. This will take some time according to your system specs. When it says Finished, click on next
- Click on exit and that’s it. You have successfully created a USB Flash Installation Disk for Windows XP.