Putting a bootable copy of Windows XP on a jump

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  1. WeaponXxX
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    I don't want to mess up my current OS, I'd like to make a copy of Windows XP bootable off a jump drive so I can use that when I want to view questionable sites. However I also don't want to mess up my Master Boot Record...my is a few weeks old (I'm always changing em...) so it boots off USB....so if I load XP onto a jump drive and change my bios so it boots off USB first is that enough or should I unplug my C drive whenever I want to load off the jump drive?
     
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    You should be able to boot from the USB without unplugging your C drive.
     
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    I only ask cause I tried this method a while back...well...I had OS1 on hard drive A) and OS2 on hard drive B) and would go in the bios to switch between what drive to boot off of first....however I believe I ran into boot errors....so I am just checking if anybody actually plays around with this kinda shit.
     
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    Use a live system like BartPE or MiniPE
     
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    Use a Linux LiveCD. I believe there are some specifically suited for what you are talking about, complete with Tor preinstalled, etc.
    Here's one: http://phantomix.ytternhagen.de/
    You just download the iso, burn it to a disk, and boot from the disk. And viola, not even the FBI can catch you. [​IMG]
    There's also, Anonym.OS : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonym.OS
    It'll block all incoming traffic and it will either encrypt or anonymize all outgoing traffic.
     
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    I have plenty of live discs however for instance my web hosting company requires me to run software ?? to configure their router? I dunno... I set up my router without the CD and the thing sucks...and of course tech support is pointless without doing it "ATT's way".

    Plus there are other programs and sites that require Windows

    Also cause my computer is always so new it is often hard to find a live disc that works perfectly...(wireless is usually a bitch)

    Anyway....more help on the windows side would be appreciated....unless of course somebody has a Livedisc that allows me to install .exes lol
     
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    You could always install Wine and run your Windows apps through that. [​IMG]
    BTW, no sites require Windows, some programs do, but there are no sites that do.
     
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    Except for the sites whom wish to put viruses on your computer [​IMG]
     
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    I've run into a few sites which require windows, and I know they didn't have viruses.
     
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    Questionable? As in teh pornz?
     

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