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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:15   #1
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Install XP from USB Memory Stick

Hi Guys

Is this the best guide to use to install XP from a USB Memory stick?

Any other suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:30   #2
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It's the best that I am aware of. Works too.

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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:34   #3
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Perfect.

My dad's PC has two CD/DVD Drives, and one of them is not in good health. Booting off CD is a pain, although, booting from USB Stick is instant!

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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:37   #4
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Perfect.

My dad's PC has two CD/DVD Drives, and one of them is not in good health. Booting off CD is a pain, although, booting from USB Stick is instant!
I have an external usb cd drive just for times like this. Works a treat!!

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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:44   #5
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I have an external usb cd drive just for times like this. Works a treat!!
This is on my "to get" list - just too much to get, not enough funds!

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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:48   #6
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I put Windows on a DVD, seemed to speed it up significantly. Install finished in 15 minutes on an average spec pc with WD SATA hard drive.
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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:50   #7
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Its probably the same cost as an external drive, but if you have spare internal drives lying around, something like these are really handy to have for multi purposes.
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Old 22nd Nov 2008, 21:53   #8
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I use these where I do voluntary work, they're slightly tempremental, but very good when they work.

Got 3 4GB SanDisk Flash Drives laying about so

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Has anyone managed it with Windows XP x64? I've tried it and it hang just before the partitioning options...


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