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How to Make a Windows XP Bootable USB
- Introduction Windows XP is an old but still popular operating system that was released by Microsoft in 2001. Although it is no longer officially supported, many people still use it for various reasons. If you need to reinstall or repair your Windows XP installation, creating a bootable USB is a convenient way to do so. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a Windows XP bootable USB.
- Requirements To create a Windows XP bootable USB, you will need the following:
- A USB drive with at least 1 GB of storage capacity
- A Windows XP installation disc or ISO file
- A computer running Windows
Formatting the USB Drive
Before we can create a bootable USB, we need to format the USB drive. Connect the USB drive to your computer and open the Disk Management tool. Right-click on the USB drive and select “Format.” Choose the “FAT32” file system and click “OK.”
Creating the Bootable USB with Windows USB/DVD
Download Tool One of the easiest ways to create a bootable USB is by using the “Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.” Download the tool from the Microsoft website and run it. Select the “Windows XP” option and browse to the location of your Windows XP installation disc or ISO file. The tool will then format and create a bootable USB for you.
Set USB as first boot device
Once the process is complete, you will have a bootable USB drive that you can use to install or repair Windows XP. To use the USB drive to boot your computer, you will need to change the boot order in the BIOS settings. This is usually done by pressing the appropriate key during the boot process (such as F2, Del or F12) to enter the BIOS setup.
Creating bootable USB with Rufus
Another popular tool for creating bootable USBs is Rufus. Rufus is a free and open-source utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. To use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive with Windows XP, you need to download the ISO file of Windows XP and have Rufus installed on your computer.
Creating bootable USB with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is another free tool from Microsoft that allows you to create a bootable USB drive from an ISO file. To use the tool to create a bootable USB drive with Windows XP, you need to download the ISO file of Windows XP and have the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool installed on your computer.
Creating bootable USB with UNetbootin
UNetbootin is a free and open-source utility that helps you create bootable USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions. You can also use it to create a bootable USB drive with Windows XP, you need to download the ISO file of Windows XP and have UNetbootin installed on your computer.
Using the bootable USB
Once you have created your bootable USB drive, you can use it to install or repair Windows XP on your computer. Insert the USB drive into your computer and turn it on. Press the appropriate key to enter the BIOS settings and change the boot order to boot from the USB drive.
Creating a bootable USB drive is a convenient way to install or repair Windows XP. With this guide, you can easily create a bootable USB drive using the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool, Rufus, Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool or UNetboot