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Running XP from a flash drive

  • Flash Drive
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
August 17, 2010 5:19:59 PM

In searching the forum and the Net, I find a million articles on how to install XP from a flash drive, but very little on actually running XP from a flash drive.

Can you install and run XP from a flash drive, without using a hard drive?

You'd obviously need a bios that can boot from usb...

A link would be fantastic. TIA

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August 17, 2010 6:36:10 PM

This is a tested working method of installing and running Windows XP from a flash drive.

I have done this but it has just one little problem. Every time you plug in a new USB device, Windows will give the "This driver has not passed Microsoft Logo testing, Do you want to continue?" warning. It only shows up once per new device and does not affect the operation of Windows, so it's just a little nag that you'll get once in awhile.

This allows Window to be installed and run with no other drives of any kind.
September 15, 2010 2:24:54 PM

Best answer selected by Domina.