Installing wndow xp in usb harddrive [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question abhay - Last answered on Aug 23, 2013 at 02:22 AM by Satyakam
I have a problem installing window xp in my usb hard drive. is it possible to install window via usb port in usb hard drive.
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I want to install Wn XP in USB powered external HDD and boot from it. My laptop is Compaq Pressario. Can any body help?
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SomeOneOfNoImportance- Mar 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM
There is a website that has pretty simple directions for this. worked for me and I used a Snadisk Cruiser 4GB flash card.
anil_greatt 4Posts Thursday May 21, 2009Registration date May 22, 2009 Last seen - May 22, 2009 at 01:55 AM
I want to install Wn XP in USB powered external HDD and boot from it. My laptop is Compaq Pressario. Can any body help?
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it is possible 2 install window xp via usb drive.send u a link later.
rlopez- Jul 23, 2008 at 03:04 PM
can you let me know also
Anonymous- Feb 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Of course there is way. Download WinToFlash program. Plug in your Flash disc or USB HDD and put your Windows installation CD into the computer (if you don't have it on your hard drive).
There are two fields. One is the location of Windows installation files, and one is a letter of your Flash or USB HDD.
tonyseth- Jun 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM
WinToFlash! bang.
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problem creating folder \windows in external hdd while installing xp corp
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hi guy it's so simple
-just attach ur pen drive to ur system
-re partation it through "partation magic"
-now insert window xp os in cd-rom drive
-re boot ur system leaving ur pen drive in ur pc
-press del or f2 to enter BIOS configuration
-select first boot device as cd-rom drive
-follow regular operating system installation procedure
-whenu reach selecting partation for installation select the path to the usb drive
-now press enter and continue installation

ok try it and enjoy xp from usb drive

-GOTO my computer>property>advance>startup and recovery>setting>default operating system>select ur usbdrive os >or manuall edit by pressing edit
Anonymous- Feb 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM
That is the problem. You cannot select your USB HDD or Flash disc. It says that the installation does not support IEEE 1394 port. I was thinking that you may just install your Windows to another hard rive which is using one of the standard ports (ATA, PATA, SATA1/2/3...) and than just find the way to copy all files from your HDD to your USB HDD or Flash and change Bios settings to boot from USB Device.
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Friends, just go to RUFUS, and keep an iso copy of your disk,

plug in a pen drive

and simply run through RUFUS 1.3.2

voila your pendrive bootable is ready for installation.

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