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Hi I have tryed this over and over and it still does not boot to the USB stick : (my Dell laptop is USB boot ready)

I started it of in CMD

diskpart

select disk 1 (being the usb drive)

clean

create partition primary

select partition 1

active

format fs=fat32

assign

exit

then I copyed using this command from the XP CD xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (the XP cd is fully bootable)

Is their a different method of doing it. Please all the help I can get would be great.

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If it was so easy, would you think that a few people are fighting this battle since months without need?

However a working solution has been found, do check this thread:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=61384&hl=

First tutorial (with reported success) here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...1384&st=128

Second one here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...1384&st=178

First thing however would be to make sure you can boot from THAT USB device on THAT computer, try using the HP utility, read the FAQ here, expecially #4 and #10:

http://home.graffiti.net/jaclaz:graffiti.n...SB/USBfaqs.html

jaclaz

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Hi I have tryed this over and over and it still does not boot to the USB stick : (my Dell laptop is USB boot ready)

I started it of in CMD

diskpart

select disk 1 (being the usb drive)

clean

create partition primary

select partition 1

active

format fs=fat32

assign

exit

then I copyed using this command from the XP CD xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (the XP cd is fully bootable)

Is their a different method of doing it. Please all the help I can get would be great.

I thinks this method is for Installing Window VISTA from USB Flash drive.

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Indeed, the steps in first post is for installing Vista, not XP.

They have made installing Vista from HDD much easier. Installing XP from USB is a booger though.

I never wasted my time trying to get XP to install from USB. Once installed, I create a Ghost image. Thus, I can bring back my original XP state with Ghost in 3-4 minutes max, with all my progs the way they were. No more installing drivers and restarting XP either.

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