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Guys, is it possible to install windows 7 or XP on my 8gb USB Thumb Drive?

And may I also boot from there?

I want to remove all my SATA drives yet run an OS that supports 1080p videos from the web for troubleshooting.

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http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-in...working-guide/

Also no it is only able to become an install "disk"

What you need is a persistant install of Linux on a flash drive:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ubuntu-...-from-live-cd/
 
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plus read/write speeds are slow enough id hate to run a windows on it
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Guys, is it possible to install windows 7 or XP on my 8gb USB Thumb Drive?

And may I also boot from there?

I want to remove all my SATA drives yet run an OS that supports 1080p videos from the web for troubleshooting.

A Live CD Linux distro is your best answer. Try any flavor. Ubuntu is pretty simple and easy.
    
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Yep not to mention you can still access NTFS from and it. Takes a little while to boot, but after that it isn't half bad. But a flash drive is much faster than a CD.
 
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post #6 of 18
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A Live CD Linux distro is your best answer. Try any flavor. Ubuntu is pretty simple and easy.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Yep not to mention you can still access NTFS from and it. Takes a little while to boot, but after that it isn't half bad. But a flash drive is much faster than a CD.
Thanks guys + rep to all..

Is this it?

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/features

What do you guys suggest?

Just to be clear.. With these (either Linux Live USB Creator ior Pendrive)..
I'll be able to use my 8gb USB like a real OS like Windows? (I just want it to be able to go to the net and watch 1080p vids using a browser.. What browser is available though?)

Sorry, I have low IQ and quite overwhelmed on the info already xD
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You can't be serious? lol
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follow the guide I posted for puting ubuntu onto a thumb drive and you will be fine. Ubuntu needs about 4GB tops.
 
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You can't be serious? lol
About what?

Low IQ? Just my guess since I have to read several times through something just to understand it specially on instructions.

Booting exclusively on a thumb drive w/o any pata/sata hdd? Dead serious.

Quote:
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follow the guide I posted for puting ubuntu onto a thumb drive and you will be fine. Ubuntu needs about 4GB tops.
Thank you! Will do, +rep!
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I am trying the Create Ubuntu 8.10 flash drive automatically method but the download link is dead.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ubuntu-...-from-live-cd/

Also, can I use the latest Ubuntu instead of 8.10? (this

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
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