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Creating a bootable USB using Windows XP

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I would like to create a bootable Windows 7 installer because I don't have a DVD drive on the PC that I want to install it on. I tried the method here: http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/ , however it only works on Windows Vista or 7. How can I create this using Windows XP? (my laptop.) I have access to the Windows 7 DVD and a DVD drive, just not on the PC I'm installing it on as it doesn't support IDE.

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You could install Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine and use the USB passthrough drivers to format and prepare the thumb drive.

TBH, there probably is a faster way, but I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
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