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Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive

I have to make pen-drive bootable for my Windows XP ISO file. I'm Using Windows 7 ultimate. I saw many links on net whose couldn't get anyone to work. I prefer CMD,as I have earlier done it for Windows 7.

I simply need to install Windows XP from Pendrive.

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can your winxp machine boot from a pen drive? Some mobo can not recognize a bootable pen drive whether it is xp or linux based. I would make sure I can boot a linux based image first... using unebootin that Eye of Hells mentions below. –  Logman Dec 22 '12 at 13:57
    
"I saw many links on net whose couldn't get anyone to work." - So what programs have you tried so far? Also, see Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive, Windows XP Installation from USB, How do I install Windows XP from a USB pen drive? etc. –  Karan Dec 23 '12 at 22:29
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It's a bit tricky. Try one of the following tools (one of them worked for me for different OS'es. Unfortunately, it's different one each time depending on host OS, OS i want to place on USB stick and stars disposition):

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Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. Oh, and Rufus is fast. For instance it's about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO.

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

It may help you achieve what u wish to accomplish

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