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I have image file of Windows XP installation and I need to know how to create a bootable USB drive with it so I can install Windows XP?

I am currently using a Linux operating system.

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marked as duplicate by Sathya Jul 25 '13 at 7:13

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Are you asking how you create a bootable image of Windows XP on a USB drive? – Taegost Jul 24 '13 at 12:57
yes I mean not with CD , I want to install from USB ? – Raja Jul 24 '13 at 13:00
Google "Hiren's boot disk"... There's one on there. – john Jul 24 '13 at 13:01
While what you want to do is possible, you do understand, the installation will only work on a single pc once it is activated. Windows XP does NOT support being moved to different PCs, the license does not support this, so a valid unused unactivated license is required to do this. This question has been asked an answered… – Ramhound Jul 24 '13 at 13:04
is it possible to made from linux ? – Raja Jul 24 '13 at 13:04

Use the WinUSB.

WinUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. This package contains two programs: - WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use. - winusb: the command line tool.

To install in Ubuntu, run the following commands in Terminal:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install winusb

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Note: This works for Windows Vista and up. ("Supported images: Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE.")

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I heard that Winusb can work for only Windows 7 and Windows 8 there os. no support for xp. – Raja Jul 24 '13 at 13:47… – Raja Jul 24 '13 at 13:48
@Jai: My sorry, see if this response answers your – quark8 Jul 24 '13 at 14:05
just now i made USB of windows XP but my bad is its not booting for installation process, the screen of unetbootin staying for ever – Raja Jul 24 '13 at 14:41

I think Virtual Box or VM Ware is way to go. It enables you to install multiple Operation Systems in one machine, without ever effecting each other. The OS run in completely isolated environment. You don't need to make any partition for the installation of OS in virtual box.

If you want to make a live USB stick, there are many software to use. For example UNETBOOTIN, which is pretty famous among my circle. This software can even download ISO files from the internet, if you don't have the iso file. But there are still many alternatives. You can see the list here. They're all portable software, from PenDriveApps . com

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