I know this question may be duplicated as follows:
but their 'answers' are neither answering the question, nor containing up-to-date materials.
So my question is:
- How to install Windows XP operating system on an external hard drive or USB flash drive?
- Not to install Windows XP operating system from an external hard drive or USB flash drive.
- After the above step, how to boot/run Windows XP operating system from the external hard drive or USB flash drive?
- Not to boot Windows XP installation setup from an external hard drive or USB flash drive.
The reason I ask so clearly is as follows:
- I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate operating system on an external hard drive by using WinToUSB Enterprise. I can boot it from the external hard drive and use it like normal.
- I also want to do the same thing with Windows XP like the above. But WinToUSB gave me an error: Cannot find bootable image.(0x000000C401510000) and there is no solution online.
Please help me with solution like the software I used, thanks!
Added (about the
hack in the comment):
I have no confidence to install a modified Windows XP setup.
So I need volunteers to test it.
- The ultimate guide for installing and running Windows XP from a USB stick / HDD drive
- Original Cabinet SDK download page: www.pixelsplasher.com/_downloads/software/Microsoft-Cabinet-SDK
- An existing Windows install for carrying out the steps in this tutorial
- A USB2-compliant Hard disk drive (or a big USB2 stick, see remarks below)
- An original Windows XP CD (tested only against SP1 so far, but reported to work on other versions)
- A registered version of WinISO (or any other software that allows direct editing of ISO files)
- The Microsoft CAB SDK
- A CD-burning software that can handle ISO files. I like the free burnatonce