Need to install Windows® XP® from USB drive
What is the purpose of installing Windows XP from USB drive? What are the typical problems during the installation process?
Most firmware in modern computers allows booting from these USB drives. That means a bootable flash drive or USB could allow you to launch an Operating System in your computer. This hard drive is commonly called live USB or flash drives. USBs are used for special purpose or brief tasks like doing an Operating System installation or disk cloning operation across a network. A properly configured Windows USB flash drive will allow the user to install a version of Windows XP on a drive. USBs can also provide extra privacy to the users. This means small programs start faster from USB flash drives than from a hard disk or live CD.
The following points discuss the need of installing Windows XP from USB drive and the common problems that may arise during the installation process:
- Requirements of USB drive
- Windows XP Installation
- Blue screen error
Requirements of USB drive
To install Windows XP from USB drive your USB hard drive must met the minimum requirements. The USB drive must be 1 or 2GB and the Operating System must be a legal copy of Windows XP. Windows setup from USB software and your USB stick can boot. It is important that, USB flash drive must be fast enough to avoid slow Windows XP installation.
Windows XP Installation
To install Windows XP from USB drive, the user has to connect their USB flash drive to the computer and then access BIOS. After this configure the BIOS to boot from a USB stick and make changes to the BIOS settings; save and exit. The next step is, the user will have two lines in GRUB menu and choose the suitable action to launch the installation of Windows XP. Then the user needs to boot from your USB stick until Windows XP is fully installed. After that the user has to follow the installation instructions.
If you are installing Windows XP from USB drive, blue screen error may occur. This problem will arise because, the USB drive that Windows XP does not recognize might cause it to crash during an installation. During the installation process of Windows XP, a blue screen might come up because of incompatibility issues with the hardware.
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