How to Install Windows XP from USB Flash/Pen Drive {Simple Method}

You might have installed Vista, Windows 7 from your USB flash drive. But if you try to install Windows XP from  USB flash drive, you should face some problem as the Windows XP does not have the feature of booting from a USB flash drive. But you can still install Windows XP from USB flash drive. This becomes very useful if your CD/DVD ROM is not working properly.

Installing Windows 7 from a USB drive is easier as you can simply make the installer USB drive for it. But what if you want to install Windows XP from USB drive? It is not so easy as like as you did for the Windows Vista, 7 or Windows 8. To install XP from a USB/Pen drive, you need to follow some advanced steps. Because, Windows XP does not have the ‘boot from USB’ drive feature. But, you can still install Windows XP from USB or flash drive in your computer using by following this simple how-to guide (If you are facing any issue with your USB drive then read How to Fix USB problems).

Installing any operating system from a removable drive is always useful. Especially, if the CD or DVD-ROM of your computer does not work properly then this is a handy way to get your computer installed with XP.

Related: Create Multiboot USB drive for Windows 7 & XP.

When you insert the installer disk in your CD/DVD-ROM, the machine detects it and prompts for “Press any key to boot from cd”. By then, you can format the hard disk, make the partitions and then you can install the operating system in your system.

The same thing does not happen with you if you just copy the content of a Windows XP installer disk into a USB drive. You need to make your USB drive bootable. Here, in this article, I’ve discussed the best way to setup Windows XP from USB Drive step-by-step.

How To Prepare Windows XP Bootable USB Stick

Step 1.

  1. Firstly, download the software Win to Flash which does not need any installation. Just double-click the setup file and the following screen appears.install-xp-from-usb-flash-drive-1
  2. Head to the ‘Task’ tab and choose your task as the following. Choose the Task type as “Transfer Windows XP/2003 setup to flash” from the drop-down. Click the ‘Create’ button.install-xp-from-usb-flash-drive-2
  3. Click the ‘Next’ button to continue.install-xp-from-usb-flash-drive-3
  4. Select the source path of the Windows installation disk. Or, locate the path of the copy that is dumped at your hard drive as well as the path of your USB flash/pen drive.install-xp-from-usb-flash-drive-4
  5. Click the ‘Next’ button and wait until the bootable copy is prepared into your USB Flash drive.

Once completed, you can start installing Windows XP. It is a pretty easy to install the Windows XP operating system from that USB drive. Just boot your computer from that USB stick. To do that follow the steps below.

Related: How to Install Windows 8 from USB Stick.

How to Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive

Step 2.

After preparing the bootable USB device (with any of the above processes), you need to boot your computer from the USB drive to start the setup process. Go through the following steps in order to boot your PC/Laptop from the removable device.

  • Press the F2 key (or the DELETE key, it varies with the brand of your computer mother board) to enter into the BIOS settings.
  • Head to the “Boot” menu and set the boot preference for the Removable disk as “First”.
  • Save the setup and exit by pressing the F10 key.

Setup Windows XP from Bootable USB Drive

Now your computer should boot from the USB/pen drive. Just follow the onscreen instruction to complete the setup.

Hope this helps to setup Windows XP in your desktops or laptops which do not have CD or DVD drive. You can just do it from a USB drive. You can also go through a longer but more reliable way to prepare bootable USB stick and setup Windows XP from the removable drive – Alternative Way to Install Windows XP from USB Drive(recommended).

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  1. pankhs :

    I’d do my Pen Drive(1GB) bootable with winToflash. Everything seems cool until selection of hard drive which is to be formatted(local disk:C). It shows my pen drive instead of my hard disk partitions. This program ran good but still not yet formatted my PC. Is it happening because my current OS is Vista? Or no matter with it. Please help.

  2. pankhs :

    Also one error system32>Hal.dll is missing or corrupt please re-install it. What does it mean? I downloaded hal.dll file and pasted it in directory but did not work. What should I do?


      error system32>Hal.dll is missing or corrupt please re-install it. this error shows because win 7 or vista was installed in the hard disk. the installation method for xp is different then vista or 7. just delete the system reserved 100 mb partition, format C: drive it will work 100%.
      if u want to install both xp and win 7 then first install xp in C: then install win 7 in other drive. both os will work well… try it. i have tried it successfully..

  3. Tanmay :

    Pankhs we appreciate that you tried this process. But you might have not noted that we have recommended a second option which is more reliable and advanced. Please do follow the second method. Here is the link .

  4. bhupender :

    After installation of Window we can convert pen drive(boot-able) into to normal drive(storage device). Can You tell me that if we make a pen drive boot-able – is it harmful or not.

    • Shyamprasad :

      Yes Ofcourse. When installation is completed successfully just simply format your pend rive and now you can use your pen drive as you used it before. Making a pen drive bootable does not harm your pen drive. Your are just copying the files into it. When your are done with your work you can just format it.

  5. Tanmay :

    @Bhupender: To get the pen drive in normal state you have to format it again. Normally that is not harmful for your pen drive. But too much formatting of any disk drive may reduce the life time of that.

  6. Rahul :

    While using wintoflash for making Windows XP bootable USB and the transferring of files reaches about half, I’m always getting a blue screen error. May I know why am I facing such problem? Please explain, what should I do?

  7. Tanmay :

    May be the win to flash software is not working properly. Thanks for trying it. If you read this article then you might watch that I have preferred the second method which is more reliable and fully working. Please try the second method

  8. Rahul :

    Thanks But all my tries are in vain. I am trying to make bootable USB of XP SP3 with Sandisk Cruzer Micro Pen Drive but unable to boot. I have two options at my BIOS setup “USB ZIP” and “USB FDD”. Which should I make First Boot Device? There is no such option like USB HDD. I choose USB ZIP. Am i right? But at last unable to boot. I have tried both the methods. Even after completely formatting my PC. Please Help. Thanks.

  9. Tanmay :

    Rahul: It seems that you did not setup the bios option. Press F10 when your computer boots. It will take you into the bios window. Find for system configuration or some thing like that, then find Boot Options. Now click on it. Set the USB drive as the first option to boot from. You can take a reference from this image: Now save the settings. You will be guided to save the bios settings. Complete the steps carefully. Now I recommend to follow this procedure to make your usb drive bootable: Let me know if it solves your problem.

    Note: Here I have given you some links. Simply copy the link in your browser address bar to open.

  10. Jesee :

    There is an error message that hal.dll is missing, I have tried different copies of XP CDs but the same error reoccurs. How do I solve it?

  11. Richard :

    Format 2 flash drives with fat32 file system. Make 1 flash drive bootable using win98se.iso or .img found on net. Copy i386 directory on 2nd flash drive.
    A: will be first flash, e: will be the second. Copy smartdrive.exe found on win98se oem cd toolsoldmsdos or on net to flash drive containing i386 directory.

    Boot machine with both flash drives. May get error “Non System Disk” while bios looks for bootable hdd. OK! Fdisk, format and install from i386 directory on second flash drive using “winnt” (load smartdrv.exe first). Recommended good high speed flash drives on newer systems to avoid timeout errors during installation or copy i386 directory to formatted hdd.

  12. sathya :

    Dear Tanmay,
    I tried both methods but failed. I have a netbook with win 7 which I am trying to downgrade to XP. when I tried part:1, in GUI mode system32Hal.dll, in text mode drive c is corrupted. When I tried part:2, after typing cd c:softslasbootsect (all with proper backslash etc.) and entering it in the command window, the reply was “not an internal or external command”. What is the wrong?

  13. Tanmay :

    Please read through the article understand the mechanism.Are you downloading the file from the download link? Did you extracted the file in the folder softslas(if not then create a folder with that name and extract the downloaded file there). Check if there exists any folder named bootsect. if there exists that folder then run the following commands properly one by one:
    cd c:
    cd softslas
    cd bootsect

  14. Veerappan :

    I got a command like “NTDLR is missing, Press any key to restart”. Even if I restart, the same appears please help me, its very urgent.

    • Tanmay :

      Veerappan: This means your pen drive has not been prepared properly. I would like to recommend you the second process that I also recommended in this article.

  15. veerappan :

    I tried the second method but this is what I got Tanmay. “Setup cannot access the cd containing the Win XP installation files. To retry, press Enter. If you are not successful after several times, quit setup. Then to restart setup, copy the Windows XP installation files from the hard disk”. Please help me! What shall I do now? Its urgent!

  16. veerappan :

    Hi Tanmay,

    I tried the second process but its saying tat hal.dll is missing. What shall I do? Please help me!

  17. James Szivos :

    About the hal.dll error: Maybe you’ve overlooked the Step 2 in the Windows installation, the Gui-based section. You need to access the flash device one more time to initiate the process.

  18. Alvinthegreat :

    I have also tried the first one but as the others have said, hal.dll is corrupted or something, I have yet to try the second method which you recommended. Only that when I tried to run the usb_prep8.cmd in my windows7 environment, it doesn’t run and returns a message, “unaccesible” at this time. But when I tried it on an XP environment, it ran. I will be posting my results as soon as I finish through the second method. Thanks for this post.

  19. Mukesh :

    Tanmay sir, I tried both win to flash and multi-boot. Both are not working. I am having HCL notebook and its Window XP is corrupted and I m not having option of cd-rom drive in that. I want to format my HCL notebook and have a fresh partition and fresh copy of Windows with the help of USB pen drive. So, can you help me for this? I will be thankful if you do so!

  20. Alvinthegreat :

    I have tried the multi-boot for XP and 7, but I only put XP in my USB Flash disk. It works great! And it’s very easy to prepare and still works whatever OS you use in making the USB Installer. Very good! I give it a rating of 98%!

  21. kostas :

    I have an Asus PC-900 with Windows XP. When I open, it shows the screen about corrupted or missing hal.dll file on system32hal.dll suggesting to re-install a new copy. My PC hasn’t have any CD-Rom drive. So, I am only able to install hal.dll via USB stick. How should I do that? I put the option to boot from USB but still get the same error message? How is it possible that I install hal.dll only from USB stick? Thanks in advance.

  22. alvinthegreat :

    You can simply make a bootable USB installer for windows XP using the multiboot method. Find the link from the related post section of this tutorial. It works on any Windows environment! Fast and easy.

  23. rayn :

    I have tried the multiboot for XP and 7, but I only put XP in my USB Flash disk. It works great! Thanks a lot for the application.

  24. Nik :

    Hi Tanmay,

    I would like to know that if I don’t have a Windows XP cd, can I use copy already installed Windows from another computer to make my pen drive bootable? like Windows is installed in C:/Windows drive. Can I give the path in winToFlash software and copy to pen drive? Thanks in advance.

  25. Haris :

    Hi,Tanmay!I’m getting a problem still now! I get success in transferring files to USB vial Wintoflash but when I restart the computer and boot it with text mode, it successfully loads all the essential driver but after that, when the time formatting C drive comes, it shows error that the “W: drive is either missing or corrupted, press F3 to quit”. Please help me as fast as a tsunami tide!

  26. Shaon :

    Dear Mr. Tanmay,
    I m getting a problem that by using wintoflash when I restart the computer and boot it in text mode, it successfully loads all drivers and it starts to check Drive C and then Drive D though there is no any Drive D. And then it is showing that Drive D is corrupted. And giving instruction to press F3 to quit. What should I do, please suggest me.

  27. Miro :

    It says “Incorrect source of Windows files”. What should I do? Is there another program to instal windows XP or Windows 7 from USB drive?

  28. Bishu bar :

    I want to format my Windows XP service pack 3 computer. I copied the installation file into G drive. But when I select the source path from select option, it shows a message “Incorrect source path”. Please tell me how can I select the source path.

  29. Vijay shai :

    I am a IT student. Actually, I need an information about that how can I copy Windows XP or 7 from a compact disk to a pen drive. Because I have a net book which has no CD-Rom. Please give me the information about it. I shall be very gratitude of you.

    Vijays shai.

  30. John :

    “hal.dll” problem – In my case, this was caused because I had a diagnostic partition as partition 1. If you delete ALL partitions before creating your Windows partition, you should not get this message.

  31. Holaxi :

    @ All guys: Put Windows XP CD in CD-Rom, open it and copy all the files to some folder in you hard drive. While creating bootable Windows USB, select the Windows folder which you’ve copied and I bet it will not miss any file. Cheers!!

  32. Khalid Afridi :

    Do you know how to add software to Windows XP. I mean, whenever we install the Windows, some software should install automatically. Like in our office we use Mozilla, Skype, Ms Office 2003 etc. I want these software to be included in Windows installation CD.


    I want to install Windows XP by a USB pen drive. How can I do this? How to make the USB pen drive as a bootable media?

  34. Neil :

    Hey Khalid, you should use XN Resource Editor software. You can edit anything and install software in the main operating system. One more good software for you is Install Maker software. That software is only for all auto installation.

  35. neil :

    I created USB XP bootable disk. When I boot from my USB then there is no response. Any idea?

  36. Shakeel :

    In the third step of Win to flash, which source path is needed? – The path of CD-Rom which contain Windows XP CD or the path of C-drive which contain the installed Windows file at the computer? Reply please!

  37. Raul manugas :

    Hi Miro,
    I think you’ve selected a wrong source! When putting the CD on the CD-Rom, just verify the drive of your CD-Rom, whether it’s drive D or E. If your CD-Rom is drive D, just select drive D. After that, the USB will able to copy your XP CD to USB thumb drive.

    How would you verify what drive is your CD-Rrom? Just click My Computer and look for the icon that represent you CD or DVD-Rom. There is a single letter on there, like D, E, G or something else, it depends on how many partitions you’ve done on your hard drive.

  38. Raul manugas :

    You’ll get to have a current operating system before you can do this. In case if your O.S. corrupts in the near future, you don’t have to worry because you have a bootable USB to reinstall your O.S. again.

  39. Yash :

    I’ve made a bootable USB flash for XP. After transferring all the files and clicking the Finish button, it doesn’t boot. Please help! I am using Core2 Duo laptop with USB boot priority in Bios.

  40. Raul manugas :

    After you created that bootable USB, ofcourse you have to plug it in the USB port of your computer, and then boot your computer. Press Delete or F2 key in your keyboard to enter into BIOS. You’ll be directed to BIOS of your PC. BIOS stands for Basic Input and Output System. Just look for the boot sequence there, and then you will going to notice that it boots from your hard disk, change it to boot from USB, because you are going to install the Win XP using USB. After saving the changes you have made, as the computer boots up again just follow the instructions on the screen. Hope that this will help you dude!

  41. Sheshu :

    Respected all,
    I purchased Wespro n720 mini laptop. This product do not have any OS installed by default. So what to do? Please give me the CD key. I want to install Windows XP in my laptop.

  42. swat :

    This stuff works for my Laptop but the pain area is my Desktop. My Desktop is crashed and I’m out of option. It just doesn’t boot from USB (I’ve changed my BIOS options) when connected to desktop. I tested the same USB drive with my laptop and it worked like a magic! Any guesses? What could be the problem?

  43. Tauheed :

    I transferred the windows xp files into USB flash Drive (4GB) with the help of winToflash
    software. After that when I restart my computer and go to run the Windows XP setup from the USB (check the BIOS boot setting) it just stuck on the blank black screen. It does not run the setup. Please can any body help me? I purchased a fresh USB for only this purpose. So hope you understand!

    Thank You! Sorry for my bad English once again!

  44. Riyad :

    I also tried to install Windows XP SP2. But, was not successful. Firstly, I completed copying Windows by Win to flash. Then I completed BIOS settings. But Windows can’t be installed . It shows the message: “Windows can not be installed. Hall.dll/noksail is missing or corrupted”. So now, what can I do? Please give me a simple suggestion to come out of this problem.

  45. Avinash :

    When I am installing Windows XP from USB it starts. After that, there appears a blue screen stating that any newly hardware you’ve attached, please remove it then restart. And if you’ve seen this first time then restart your PC. If it again appears then unplug the new hardware. please do something for me.

  46. Jayesh :

    This is good. I am trying this!

  47. MICHELLE :

    Good Day Sir,
    I don’t know what’s wrong with my desktop, the electricity went off while I was busy working on it and after that Windows XP pro doesn’t want to start without the reboot disk. The problem is it’s not my disk. I borrowed it from a friend. So I can’t repair windows. Please help!

  48. Tanmay :

    @MICHELLE: May be the sudden power off made some damages with the XP files. Some files are corrupted or missing. YOu must have to repair your OS with XP bootable disk.



    3. THAT’S ALL.

  50. Tanmay :

    @Anshul: You can’t XP if your computer have already installed with Windows 7. But yuo can use both on same computer by installing Windows XP first then Windows 7.

  51. GAWRRELL :

    Ok, i’ve seen many tutorials how to boot from usb ….. but a big question is how to run windows xp from USB… I’ve tryed to install it normaly like i would on a HDD but I get a Blue Screen error just before first bootscreen logo appears .. I’ve tried diferent methods, bios configurations….but no good result. Can you make a tutorial for this question ?

  52. vijay :

    dear sir,

    i have problem for formating their p4 computer form wintoflash usb pen drive i have successfully transfer win xp setup in usb with the help wintoflash

    pl. tell me p4 or duel core bios setting


  53. Dan :

    No matter what I try, I cannot get this program to make anything detectable by any pc with any version of windows… and yes i tried every method provided and all software was originally functioning, bootable disks.

  54. Piyush :

    hi tanmay, i tried

    ‘How to install Windows XP from USB flash drive Part-I
    ‘ method. but after preparing usb its not working. I have HCL notebook and operating system is win xp sp3. when i try to boot from usb it does not work. i made 1st boot as usb.

  55. sattar :

    How to install Windows XP from USB flash drive Part but not working please help ( windows 7 Install Form Usb flash driver is working But windows xp is not working Please help

  56. Ankit :

    my all drives are formated exect c drive usin this asked me to format pen drive instead formating it erase all my drive data …plz help me to get my data back

  57. Akshay :

    Dear sir,
    after using Win2flash and selecting text mode for setup, and loading all drivers. It gives a message of installing windows xp on ” drive w: ” though there is no such partition on the disk.
    When clicking on any of the options, “Convert the partition to NTFS” and “Leave the current file system intact (no changers)” . It checks c: drive then drive w: afterwhich displays a msg ” Setup has determined that drive w: is corrupted and cannot continue”.
    plz tell me wht to do, im so frustrated as i dont have cd/dvd rom.

  58. Inactive :

    It is a simple process and it works. Well it worked for me.

    A few things you need to remember.

    1. Follow the steps closely. If you miss something it will not work.
    2. Make sure you have set your bios to boot from USB as the first option.
    3. When it boots, it gives you 3 options. Select the first one. The files copy really slow but it works.
    4. When you boot into the setup, if it goes straight into saying it has to format your drive, press Esc and it should show you a list of all the drives on your pc.
    5. If you are installing on a new drive and it has not been formatted yet, go into the setup, format it and then restart your pc. I have sometimes had the issues where it installs it as D:. You do not want this. But by formatting it and restarting the setup it will pick up your HDD as C: and your USB as D:. Which is the coreect way to have it.

    Anyway. Worked great for me.

  59. Lenny Mauricio :

    Super Cool way to install Windows through a USB Key….A lot of new Automotive Electronics are coming with either Bluetooth or USB Integration for Flash Updates or to Trouble Shoot – OEM Integration firm NAV-TV uses the USB Dongle for firmware updates and trouble shooting –

  60. Venkat :

    I have created the bootable USB as mentioned in Step 1.
    Changed the Booting order to USB as first.

    But the system restarts I get the message –
    “Remove disks or other media.
    Press any key to restart.”

    Please help resolve this.

  61. Denhilld :

    I follow the all steps and i got everything successfully but when i boot my Laptop from usb, I select the first option. Its showing win xp setup startin but within a minute its gaving Blue screen error. I had try all the those steps again, even servel times i change the win xp cd but still its shoiwng the Blue screen error.

  62. BANWARI :

    Dear sir

    pls advice i want to make winxp sp3 botable with other software , ms office, acrobate,winzip and more softwares.

  63. Firas Sameer :

    I believe that this tool is so useful to install windows from usb, this way also can be implemented to any version of windows including Microsoft Windows xp, vista and win 7.

    I can tell that this tool is the best ever I used, I may add more to this post by providing the below link which show you deeply by images how to use the Win To Flash for booting Windows xp, vista and Windows 7:

  64. Richard :

    Looks good. I`m in the process now. I have followed several of these processes and no one mentions how/if the usb drive needs to be formatted. I already did a ntfs format, but your Part II seems to indicate Fat16 needs to be used. My Windows machine only offers ( NTFS, FAT (default), FAT32 and exFAT) Does it matter?

    This looks like the best method, yet, that I have tried. I will comment later on how it works. Also looking forward to trying Part II.

  65. atul :

    my bios is not showing ,usb-hdd….
    .i m sucess to istall win. From part-1 and 2… bios is only showing usb-zip and usb-fdd…
    What can i do?
    Help me…!

  66. Peter :

    So I’m giving this [Win to Flash] a try, but I wonder, how do I boot the USB since I only can boot from floppy or HDD???

    THANKS A TON for your reply

  67. Mehdi :

    hi guys,
    I am trying to install win xp on a tablet pc, but it says,not find any HDD,when I go to BIOS, I have a single option,which is drive zero,any one have experianced installing on drive zero?It is my first time,I see drive zero.thanks

  68. Aman Verma :

    Nice simplify the whole procedure… :)

    To know how to Install Windows ON a pendrive read article from Here.. :)

  69. sameer :

    i tried the first method but in detects my pen drive.but nothing happens. one black screen appears thats it.nothing goes behond that.. can u please help me

  70. bjfb :

    Ai, i try to do what is in the tutorial but in the start up of the first part the windows XP doesn’t reconize my disk sata,
    and just reconize the pen i use to boot.
    Why is this happening??

  71. dann :

    why is it that when installation is on the ‘finalizing phase’, installation stops and asks me for the windows xp cd? i selected ‘TXT MODE SETUP’ and then the one with the ‘GUI MODE SETUP’ option. Any leads? Thanks!

  72. suren :

    I tried to make a bootable USB for my LAPTOP (DELL).
    I used my PC for this which has WINDOWS XP installed.
    I tried both option I n II given by u but couldn’t succeed, can i make it?, in LAPTOP prior installation is of windows 7 now i want windows XP init, my LAPTOP DVD writer is not working plz help me.

  73. Dennis Swanson :

    I used wintoflash to built a bootable USB drive. I have a Compaq Presario 6000, with a completely empty hdd (erased with KILLDISK, formatted to NTFS). The drive boots, and starts loading my XP SP1 Version 2002 upgrade (I have the base OS of Windows 98 in the USB attached cd reader because Windows XP upgrade requires it). Windows XP install gets to the point of the first re-boot under XP, and then I get a meesage that there is a disk issue. I ran hdd diagnostic tests using BIOS, and they come back clean. What is the problem?

  74. boxman :

    It is a simple process and it works. Well it worked for me.

    A few things you need to remember.

    1. Follow the steps closely. If you miss something it will not work.
    2. Make sure you have set your bios to boot from USB as the first option.
    3. When it boots, it gives you 3 options. Select the first one. The files copy really slow but it works.
    4. When you boot into the setup, if it goes straight into saying it has to format your drive, press Esc and it should show you a list of all the drives on your pc.
    5. If you are installing on a new drive and it has not been formatted yet, go into the setup, format it and then restart your pc. I have sometimes had the issues where it installs it as D:. You do not want this. But by formatting it and restarting the setup it will pick up your HDD as C: and your USB as D:. Which is the coreect way to have it.

    Anyway. Worked great for me.

  75. enoch :

    Hey Guys, i used this software. It is working. i used the first method (part 1) to install XP using USB. However, i did face issues initially while installing, but realized we have to make a small change in the BIOS – SATA controller mode — Compatible (default: AHCI)


  76. DAR :

    hey all

    thanks for you all for guide lines but I have tried 16 times to get the xp installed from the usb but after the first step it boots but then said hal.dll missing some time some other file missing, I have changed windows cd but same error with other file name…….can som1 tell me what should I do ?

  77. Matt :

    I just downloaded win to flash and have been warned by my computer security it contains a TROJAN.

    • Tanmay Ahmed :

      Just ignore the warning. The software does not harm anyway.

  78. Aliabbas :

    How to setup bios for my motherboard? Model number is PVM900M.

  79. Ravi :

    While I connect my USB to laptop it is showing BOOTMGR is missing. How can I rectify this problem?


    Hi, can I make bootable pen drive without Win To Flash?

    • Tanmay Ahmed :

      You can always do that. Follow this article:

  81. Mahesh Shahi :

    Hey, I don’t know if you still respond to this post but while selecting the source path of XP, it does not detect the ISO file. What should I do?

    • Tanmay Ahmed :

      When selecting the source path, change the file types to ‘All files’ and the press the Open button. Hope this solves your problem.

  82. Osman Mia :

    If I Setup My PC With USB, The time is Too late, about 2 Hour. Is There any solution that I can complete my setup with USB in Half an Hour?

  83. Punam :


    Its thanks it was helpful but I have found a really helpful article about creating the Pen drive bootable then we can copy the ISO file to the pen drive. Kindly go through the below link. [Link has been deleted]

    • Tanmay Ahmed :

      Your method does not work with Windows XP.

  84. Yousuf :

    I am unable to install XP SP3 with any CD what should I do? My OS is Vista.

  85. bmi200 :

    Hi, I have a Sony Vaio which don’t have Removable Devices. What can I do?

  86. sahamat :

    i prepared usb bootable pen drive for windows xp but still after setting usb prefernce i am facing problem disk error while booting….plz help

  87. Nicholas :

    Hello Tanmay, I followed your instructions and used method 2, as I know from experience that the longer method is always best. XP installed and everything worked fine on a 2 gig kingston usb flash drive. But when I try to format my new 8 gig kingston G3 data traveler USB flash drive with Prep8 , it formats a bit and then says error formatting flash drive? What could be the problem?

  88. Anonymous :

    Thanks for finally talking about How to Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive. Liked it!

  89. Anon :

    This program cost money!

  90. Binod :

    What option should I choose in the bios ??? The options for USB are : USB ZIP, USB FDD, USB CD ROM and USB HDD…………please response quick………

    • Tanmay :

      The last One

  91. joy sinha :

    Please help
    I installed windows 8 on my desktop PC but after 2 days it was showing me disk error after automatic repair it was working properly but again on the next day it was showing me the same problem, disk error. I thought better to install windows 7.
    When I enter into the bios set up menu it was showing no HDD, actually I had 500 sata HDD again after 30 minutes the HDD was showing . when I was trying to install windows and at the time of disk partition again it was showing me no disk drive found.
    Again I restart and while entering into bios it is not showing HDD.
    What could be the problems? Please help
    Any suggestion for solving the problem.

  92. sam :

    V.Good and working well.

  93. Shiraj Ahmad :

    I have not cd /dvd and i want to install winwos xp from pendrive how to make bootable

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