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I have:

  • ISO image of Windows XP install media
  • 4 GB USB flash drive
  • no CD/DVD drive
  • Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed


  1. WinToFlash is for Windows OS.
  2. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've tried.
  3. Gunthers' answer here doesn't seems to work for Windows XP.
  4. No, I do not want a Windows 7 USB boot installation.
  5. Lastly, this is not a duplicate of Make a bootable usb to install Windows XP from Linux. (That user wants to install Windows XP into his Dell Mini 9. But I want to make a USB for Windows XP installation)
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marked as duplicate by Karan, Scott, Brad Patton, terdon, 8088 Apr 18 '13 at 16:12

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Give a try to this tutorial. I'm not sure if that works only for making live USB of Linux. – avirk Dec 31 '12 at 5:10
Nonono. Just to clarify, I want to make a USB bootable installer; not a live USB. But I will give it a try anyway. – elwc Dec 31 '12 at 8:07
I know what exactly you want to do that's why I said "I'm not sure" :) – avirk Dec 31 '12 at 9:09
Thanks for showing effort. I've tried and managed to boot into some GRUB but I don't know how to continue from there. In the meantime, I've also been looking at ms-sys for some time and I still fail. I believe it is capable though. – elwc Dec 31 '12 at 10:44

What you need is Unetbootin build 494. This particular build allows to use NTFS volumes instead of ext4/MBR and others present in versions beside this one.

note: you have to format the USB to the desired FS before running Unetbootin.

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