need a bit of help loading os from usb

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  1. Sketchy1
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    no matter how many times i format it, my pc dosent actually boot it, no matter if its the highest priority. i have a feeling its just a bad format or setup, so anybody mind helping me format my 4gb sandisk to boot the windows xp lite thing?


    if it helps, im trying to format this OS:
    https://blackeyez007.blogspot.com/2015/07/windows-xp-sp3-lite-x86.html

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    forgot to mention im using rufus to format it.
     
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    And why are you trying to install a dangerous operating system?
     
  3. Youkai

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    You can't run a OS from USB .... well you can with some tools but not with just installing it there somehow.
    How are you trying to do it ?

    Usually if you try to properly install the OS USB it will tell you that this won't work and won't let you install it on the USB flash drive.

    You could use WintoUSB http://www.easyuefi.com/wintousb/
    or you could create a WinPE and put it onto your USB drive (use winbuilder to make your own)
     
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    no i enjoy just tinkering around sometimes on my pc when im bored.
    i never actually thought that a full on os could be run from a usb so i thought id give it a shot just because

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    thanks, will give it a try
     
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    Use Rufus and use the Windows2Go option. Also, I highly recommend that you not use custom Windows versions like this. You never know if they come with backdoors.
     
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    Gotcha, only problem is, can't get passed windows xp setup XD
     
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    why
    i'd say your best option is to install it with a cd/dvd, XP was never made to install from usb like vista and newer is, so it searches the disc drive and not the usb ports
     
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    Well, that's probably a good thing since it's no longer supported (except for the embedded versions). If you want to run a small OS off of a USB drive then I'd recommend a Linux OS. If you want a really small one then look into Damn Small or TTYLinux. Of course you can run more current versions of Windows off of one, but they'll run painfully slow (this version of XP would as well).

    He's trying to run the full system from a flash drive, not install it.
     
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    ok so i decided to give up on the XP, so i decided to get damn small linux.
    most of the places i see need the hp key utility, which i cant run due to being on a 32bit system, and the 1.8/1.7 versions dont work.

    any other programs you guys can suggest to go about this?
     
  10. Youkai

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    Why didn't you just try the wintousb oO?
    Should work flawless and you can boot the system from USB ...
    or the other thing I told you ... I have a Windows 10 PE on a USB stick which loads into the RAM and can be used from there.

    Else just get the medicat dvd from this forums sticky -.-V
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention that, I used the official at the suggestion of @Joom instead of the shortened xp, because I tried wintousb, but was unable to get past its initial setup
     
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    You could try running a windows xp virtual machine (virtualbox or something) from a linux live USB or CD/DVD (you could have the VM stored on a usb drive in the latter case).

    You might have trouble with applications that rely heavily on graphics hardware, such as games.
     
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    i dont worry about limitations too much, im not doing it for a specific reason, im doing it just because. thanks though ill look into that