Installing XP on a memory stick, possible?

Would it be possible to install xp on a memory stick and then install your applications on a hard drive that has no windows installed on it? Just wondering... =p
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  1. Read http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8

    What would the benefits be?
  2. sorry, just reading and just want to say, im so sick of people who cant just respond with a answer. Why does it matter what the benifits would be, if your not going to answer stay off the message board
  3. I did provide a link to the procedure and I'm interested in knowing what the benefits are because I don't really understand why he'd do that. Why did my question upset you?
  4. Lets say that you have all of your presentations on your hard drive of your laptop and you have traveled to the other coast to give several presentations. While you are giving one of your presentations your hard drive crashes. You try to reboot but "failure to find boot able media".


    If you have a bootable thumb drive with the OS, your presentation program, and all of your presentations, you just set the USB drive as first boot device, plug in your thumb drive. It boots and you continue with your presentation.

    Catastrophe avoided, and your still have your job.
  5. tscholl said:
    Lets say that you have all of your presentations on your hard drive of your laptop and you have traveled to the other coast to give several presentations. While you are giving one of your presentations your hard drive crashes. You try to reboot but "failure to find boot able media".


    If you have a bootable thumb drive with the OS, your presentation program, and all of your presentations, you just set the USB drive as first boot device, plug in your thumb drive. It boots and you continue with your presentation.

    Catastrophe avoided, and your still have your job.


    I think if someone was giving a presentation, it would be quicker and easier to borrow someone else's laptop. Reloading the OS can take an hour or two. It would make more sense to keep your data on the flash drive.
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