USB Jump Drive

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Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
like a boot floppy?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:


    ** The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
    (Please check with your system manufacturer.)


    ** The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
    (Please check with your USB flash drive vendor.)


    ** The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.
    Typically, vendors of USB flash drives that support bootability will
    provide you with a tool that will make the drive bootable.


    USB Flash Drive FAQ
    http://www.usbflashdrive.org/u­sbfd_faq.html


    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
    http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shah­er/Bootable_USB.html


    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups


    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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    "Johnny Lingo" wrote:

    | Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
    | like a boot floppy?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uOk%23TUtdFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:
    >
    >
    > ** The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
    > (Please check with your system manufacturer.)
    >
    >
    > ** The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
    > (Please check with your USB flash drive vendor.)
    >
    >
    > ** The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.
    > Typically, vendors of USB flash drives that support bootability will
    > provide you with a tool that will make the drive bootable.
    >
    >
    > USB Flash Drive FAQ
    > http://www.usbflashdrive.org/u­sbfd_faq.html
    >
    >
    > Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
    > http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shah­er/Bootable_USB.html
    >
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Newsgroups
    >
    >
    > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Johnny Lingo" wrote:
    >
    > | Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and
    > be
    > | like a boot floppy?


    Please note you cannot boot WINXP from an external drive: software
    limitation.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Yes, providing you have the prerequisites:

    Download HP USB format utility Ver. 2.0.6 ( NO OTHER VERSION !!)
    Upack and install
    Format your USB Key ( FAT )
    Copy files from your floppy (Assuming you want say a Win98 Boot Floppy on Key)
    Your Key should be ready to boot from.
    DONE :)

    "Johnny Lingo" wrote:

    > Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
    > like a boot floppy?
    >
    >
    >
    >
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