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Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive

Is possible to install Windows XP from a USB pen drive? I found many articles after searching Google, but they all talk about different approaches to do the task.

Since I didn't install XP from a pen drive before, I don't know which of those approaches are right or not.

If you've ever installed Windows XP from a USB drive, how did you do it? I'm looking for a technique that really worked for you, not something that you've read and haven't tried before.

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While not a direct answer to your question, I used this wiki article when I needed to load my Eee (no CD Drive) with XP from an USB drive. Some tools and techniques there are definitely not limited to just netbooks though. Hope it helps.

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Here is a link to an easy way to do this for Windows 7 and Vista that they claim works for XP as well - How To Create Bootable Windows 7, Vista, or XP USB Flash/Pen Drive Quickly.

I have used it for Win 7 but haven't tried it for XP.

There is also this question at SuperUser Windows XP Installation from USB.

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