Originally Posted by SpcCdr
^^^???? 32GB, 16GB Small????
I have a complete XP Pro install on a bootable 4GB stick
Th OS is actually down to about 1.7GB and the rest is all "Toolbox" & Diagnosis type stuff.
The minimum you need for the OS install (W/ SP3) is a 4GB stick-once you've got it on there you can use XPlite or other similar program to trim off the "useless" stuff you don't want' -MovieMaker, Outlook Express and Frontpage are first on the block
If you feel like being extra crafty once you've got it trimmed down you can save that as an ISO and do a restore on a 2GB stick- you just have virtually no headroom left over; which is why I stuck with the 4GB!
I can use it on any computer anywhere as long as I can get into BIOS- select that as the bootable drive and VoooM offf I go! OK smart-arse - obviously I meant nearly any computer!
As far as something just for doing some OC testing -without even worrying about corrupting your "testing" USB drive;
just use a Live CD and boot from that- heck you can take all of your HDDs out completely!
Then OC test to your hearts content! with no worries of corrupting your "real" drives either.