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Booting XP from USB drive


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Twinbird

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I have Windows 7 x64 on a laptop and I also have an 8GB flash drive (USB 2.0). I want to put XP (32bit) on the flash drive, plug it into the laptop, and boot up XP (just like it was installed on the HDD) and also be able to install programs while in XP onto the flash drive. Is this possible, how do I do it? Thanks!

Edited by Twinbird, 20 January 2011 - 09:40 PM.

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TomsHardware.com > Windows In Your Pocket
http://www.tomshardw...ocket,1113.html

Langa Letter: XP On Your Thumb Drive
http://www.informati...cleID=177102101
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http://bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

Also "Google" it by typing Boot XP from a pen drive
As you'll see, there are hundreds of such tutorials on the web.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 21 January 2011 - 08:05 AM.

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Thanks. I think I will try to multiboot with XP instead. When I put the XP install disc in the laptop, and it starts loading files, it eventually shows me a blue screen, with STOP code 0x0000007B.

Can I put another hard drive in the laptop, install XP on it, and then put that same HDD in an external enclosure, and boot up with it in the internal enclosure (with USB)?

I just wan't to run some XP programs on this laptop, they don't work on Windows 7.

Edited by Twinbird, 21 January 2011 - 07:15 PM.

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I just wan't to run some XP programs on this laptop, they don't work on Windows 7.


Microsoft.com > Help with Windows 7 compatibility problems
http://windows.micro...p/compatibility

Microsoft.com > Windows XP Mode
http://windows.micro...windows-xp-mode
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Thanks for the reply. I have Windows 7 Home premium, so how do I get XP mode on that?
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Windows XP Mode only works with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.

Try the compatibility link.
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I found an alternative for XP Mode that was posted early:
http://www.vmlite.co...ex.php/products
Seems to have solved my problem.
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Excellent! Thanks for letting us know. :D
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