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Windows 7: Creating a bootable flash drive from ISO file


24 Jan 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Creating a bootable flash drive from ISO file

First and foremost, I would like to apologize, as this is in regards to WinXP....

I have a friend that need to install Windows XP 32Bit, SP2.

I do not have a hard copy, but I do have an ISO file, its about 640 MB. Its a custom computer that does not have USB bootable capabilities, But I'm going to introduce my friend to PloP, which has gotten me out of a few binds myself, and has never failed me.

How do I get this ISO file, onto a USB flash drive, so that he may boot off of it, and install Windows XP?

Thank in Advance....


-Cheers


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24 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used this site to create a bootable USB drive for XP installs
Install Windows XP on a Mini-Note (USB stick method)
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24 Jan 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Either way, I assume you need to have an XP license key.
Some may not realise that this thread is about installing an existing legally owned copy of XP.
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24 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is not necessary to include the license in the boot medium. Its absence will bring up a screen for key entry.
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25 Jan 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
I used this site to create a bootable USB drive for XP installs
Install Windows XP on a Mini-Note (USB stick method)
I hope this one; does not have the hal.dll error.

OP's ISO looks to big, XP pro with sp3 is only 602 mb.
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25 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
I used this site to create a bootable USB drive for XP installs
Install Windows XP on a Mini-Note (USB stick method)
I hope this one; does not have the hal.dll error.

OP's ISO looks to big, XP pro with sp3 is only 602 mb.
Iso size varies between editions and also between languages.

Known Windows XP SP3 CD Labels (Windows XP) [Page: 1 of 2] - TACKtech Corp.

OP's iso may be a modded version, though I suppose its OK if he has a genuine key and is sure the iso is clean.
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25 Jan 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Now just to verify, I will be able to boot off of the USB flash drive (the BIOS does support this) and install XP onto the HDD with this method?

I have burnt the ISO (613MB) onto disc and booted and installed using this file before. My buddy's cd-rom seems to not recognize DVD+R discs, So I'm helping him with this workaround
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26 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subcook69420 View Post
First and foremost, I would like to apologize, as this is in regards to WinXP....

I have a friend that need to install Windows XP 32Bit, SP2.

I do not have a hard copy, but I do have an ISO file, its about 640 MB. Its a custom computer that does not have USB bootable capabilities, But I'm going to introduce my friend to PloP, which has gotten me out of a few binds myself, and has never failed me.

How do I get this ISO file, onto a USB flash drive, so that he may boot off of it, and install Windows XP?

Thank in Advance....


-Cheers
http://www.edmartechguide.com/2009/0...using-usb.html

This might be of some help.
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26 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Boot ISOs from a pendrive

Look no farther than my thread in this very forum here .

Here is how you can create your bootable pendrive.

1. Download the latest version of MultibootISOs from here .

2. FAT32 format your pendrive.

3. Run Multiboot ISOs and select your pendrive.

4. From the list select "Try an unlisted ISO", browse to the ISO and click "Create"

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And that is it. Check the menu.lst to confirm that your ISO is listed. If not edit the menu using Notepad to include it.

(In the previous versions, there was no provision to try an unlisted ISO. One had to select atleast one ISO from the list, allow the program download it and then create a bootable pendrive in the first instance. Thereafter one can copy any bootable ISOs to the pendrive and then edit the menu.lst to include it. With each new version, the author has incorporated improvements. I have not tried the new version, but you should have no difficulty after going through my thread.)

Good luck.


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26 Jan 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That worked like a charm!!! Thanks!
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