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Windows XP to USB?

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Pretty Straight forward on this, I'm looking to convert Windows XP to a USB bootable flash drive, any thoughts? Did a bit of searching but I can't find a single unified way of doing this so I'm unsure of they even work.

Any ideas as to how to accomplish this would be great and thx in advance
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i tried for 2 days straight.. i've always installed win7 through usb and never had a single problem with it.. (i sold my dvd drive a long time ago)

I just couldn't and i ended up bricking my 32gb usb stick.. i somehow formatted it as raw and had to use diskpart command to get it back.

In short.. i never figured it out (with usb stick.. i would get errors and bsod, or it would just get stuck).. i went over to local comp store and picked me up a dvd burner and did it the old fashion way...

if you figure it out please tell me
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i tried for 2 days straight.. i've always installed win7 through usb and never had a single problem with it.. (i sold my dvd drive a long time ago)

I just couldn't and i ended up bricking my 32gb usb stick.. i somehow formatted it as raw and had to use diskpart command to get it back.

In short.. i never figured it out (with usb stick.. i would get errors and bsod, or it would just get stuck).. i went over to local comp store and picked me up a dvd burner and did it the old fashion way...

if you figure it out please tell me
Ya for sure man, I think someone at my school should know how to do it because I know it can be done(Did it with a utility awhile back). See because I'm a tech and would ultimately love to have everything on a USB device instead of CD's(more damage resistant). If I figure it out I'll report a tutorial and or PM you directly
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Trying to remember how to do this;

it's very doable, i've got windowsXP on a 1gb next to me.

i nLite'd a copy of XP and either installed it with PEtoUSB or WinSetupFromUSB
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you're trying to convert you usb into a Windows Installation Disk? If that's the case then this guide should work. Remember helping my father with that exact thing, and this being the breaking point.
http://www.ocia.net/articles/xpflashdrive/page1.shtml
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DOWNLOAD winsetupfromusb, the rest is dumb easy, really
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you're trying to convert you usb into a Windows Installation Disk? If that's the case then this guide should work. Remember helping my father with that exact thing, and this being the breaking point.
http://www.ocia.net/articles/xpflashdrive/page1.shtml
nope.
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DOWNLOAD winsetupfromusb, the rest is dumb easy, really
cool, i'll give it a try
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