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I was given a 2004 Sony Vaio laptop for my little brother, with the stipulation that I put a fresh OS on there as it was previously a business computer. I have an XP disc and I have the XP registration code for the machine (as with most business machines its on a sticker stuck to the machine itself) unfortunately I cannot seem to get it to boot from the disk, researching on google, it seems to be a common issue with these, the drive isn't fast enough to read before the HDD kicks in (sounds kinda bs to me but whatever), disabling the HDD immediately sends you to a "No OS found screen" my last option is to boot from USB, I have an XP .iso file. Was hoping for something like the windows 7 tool that makes it quite simple, select the iso ad it does the rest of the work for you. Unfortunately the MS one only works on windows 7 and every program I find online looks shady at best.

tl/dr - Looking for a piece of software that will take an xp OS .iso and make it bootable off a usb drive


thanks ahead of time, much appreciation

-TLP
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http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

Watch the video that's on that page to find out how to make it work. You have to extract the files from the ISO, which won't take too long, then just pick the folder that the files are in, and it will create the bootable USB for you thumb.gif
Edited by brandontaz2k2 - 4/28/12 at 3:24pm
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http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
i have used for windows server 2008r2 installations from a USB stick smile.gif

OT: congrats OP on your second flame thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2 View Post

http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
Watch the video that's on that page to find out how to make it work. You have to extract the files from the ISO, which won't take too long, then just pick the folder that the files are in, and it will create the bootable USB for you thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
i have used for windows server 2008r2 installations from a USB stick smile.gif
OT: congrats OP on your second flame thumb.gif

Thank you gentlemen, got an Antec 300 with drying primer that needs some sanding attention and then I will hop back on that and give it a shot.

Thanks stub!
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So someone tell me, what are these flames that I'm seeing underneath peoples usernames? I want one tongue.gif
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Thanks stub!

your welcome keep up the good work smile.gif
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So someone tell me, what are these flames that I'm seeing underneath peoples usernames? I want one tongue.gif

these flames are something you acquire when you reach rep marks smile.gif
1 flame = 25rep
2 flame = 100rep
3 flame = 250rep
4 flame = 500rep
5 flame = 750rep
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Oh nice, I must reach at least 1 flame now. wheee.gif
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Oh nice, I must reach at least 1 flame now. wheee.gif

Its funny because I did the same thing, "I must reach 1 flame", got it and immediately "I must reach a 2nd flame", I got my second flame like 6 months ago....then nothing, just kinda stopped posting. Im a single father and me and my 4 year old were focusing on being outside playing on the mini roller hockey rink I built him, and just plain focusing on other things so much I didnt even have internet at my house. Got internet back like 2 weeks ago...and I am back at it full force, I missed my computers lol, now "I must reach 3rd flame" thumb.gif
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http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

I love this program
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