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#1 Michele13

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

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OK These days I was trying to copy my windows xp setup disk in my pendrive and install it from there. I became mad because I was looking for something very easy to use that just take seconds to do what I want. This software exist! it's rufus! Rufus can make a bootable usb disk using MS-DOS stored in the system or using a system ISO. You can create Windows XP, Windows 7 or Linux bootdisk very easily!

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these are the steps to follow!
  • Download rufus from here
  • Plug in your USB Flash drive
  • to make a Windows bootdisk (Windows XP/7) select NTFS as file system
  • then click on the buttons that looks like a DVD drive, that one near to the checkbox that says "Create bootable disk usng:"
  • Choose the XP ISO
  • Click Start
Done!

Enjoy :)
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

@ Michele13 you are right it worked smoothly and just in few clicks for XP VERY FAST...... :1st: :1st: :1st: :clap:
i have tried many tools for XP, ONLY 2 tools done the job FAST and EASY : 1 ) Rufus 2 ) WinSetupFromUSB :clap:
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#3 Qaisar Mahmood Hashmi

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

it"s perfect and easy...............thanks to you....................



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I'm trying to format my sister's netbook, running windows xp, and I need such bootable usb disk. I've done this before but only with linux systems so I have a problem/doubt.

I followed the tutorial and managed to create the disk, I can only execute it from "My computer" but what I want is to properly clean the computer hdd (e.g. with gparted) and start the reinstallation when booting the pc, as I used to do with CD or with linux.

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you!!



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

You need to boot from the USB drive.

 

Latest version of rufus is here



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

boss i followed the steps but when i boot from the usb its getting restarted what im dng wrong



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

boss i followed the steps but when i boot from the usb its getting restarted what im dng wrong

Well for a start, try describing what you see and explain exactly what happens.

Given that I and quite a few others have tried Rufus using an XP ISO to USB flash and booted it and installed XP from a USB flash drive drive successfully - how are we supposed to know from your description what is wrong?



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

Try the latest Rufus v1.3.2. That created a bootable usb that went thru the install phases of win xp.

http://rufus.akeo.ie/



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

boss i followed the steps but when i boot from the usb its getting restarted what im dng wrong

 

I don't know why but I had the same problem, both with old and new versions of rufus...in the end I salved my problem switching to Wintoflash (http://wintoflash.com/home/en/)

 

Thank you anyway!!


Edited by mafalda89, 05 March 2013 - 10:06 AM.


#10 Shahzaib

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

If you use Reboot,.than change Xp Image if still than change usb if not than change you pc:)

 

,.Its .bin do if it not compatible,.

2nd Large error is occurred duo to drivers,. 

inject driver in the image of set chip,.nlite.com is good,.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

I have tried to install xp to a netbook having linux with using rufus. It seems that flashdisk is a bootable drive now and tries to install xp to the netbook but it gives an error saying  " Setup cannot find the end user Licencing Agreement" (EULA) then exiting the setup.

 

How can i solve this problem any suggestion?



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

I had a similar problem with an old version - please ensure you use the latest version of rufus.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

I had a similar problem with an old version - please ensure you use the latest version of rufus.

 

v1.3.2 ı guess it is the latest



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

What source ISO are you using? I used an XP SP3 standard ISO and it worked OK on an EeePC 904HA.

If you are having problems, please give details about models, hardware specification, procedure, etc.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

What source ISO are you using? I used an XP SP3 standard ISO and it worked OK on an EeePC 904HA.

If you are having problems, please give details about models, hardware specification, procedure, etc.

Oh well, 

EeePC 901

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 OEM
Direct untouched ISO of original disc iso.

 

In the microsoft help site it says this situation occurs when the harddisc of PC was not configured for windows and give some suggestions but all of them require XP CD.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

Try Easy2Boot tutorial 72a - just add your ISOs  to \_ISO\Windows\XP folder (ensure filename is correct).



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:22 AM

worked for me. I didnt have any problems with installing with rufus...

 

thanks 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:22 AM

worked for me. I didnt have any problems with installing with rufus...

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

You're Welcome ;) Rufus is also the best method to create a Linux boot disk (it can't implement persistence yet) but if the iso has any problems such as the vesamenu.c32 file corrupted it asks you if you want to fix this problem and it does it for you :)



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

Where can i found windows xp iso bootable file??? i tried few files but rufus says its not bootable file.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

Where can i found windows xp iso bootable file??? i tried few files but rufus says its not bootable file.

You make one from your ORIGINAL INSTALL CD.

 

There are several tools that will be able to create a .iso image from a CD, this is one among the simpler ones:

http://www.dubaron.com/cd2iso/

 

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

Hi just joined this forum after reading the above, and creating said usb stick, was having big problem installing xp as dvd was down. but after using rufus the magic worked first time and also it was the fastest i have ever seen win xp install about 17 min complete bloody brill, will never use cd again. simple to use no mess excellent cannot praise enough...jeeves



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

Could i not just copy all the files from the Windows CD onto an empty USB stick?



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

Could i not just copy all the files from the Windows CD onto an empty USB stick?

Yes, you can - but it wouldn't work...

That is why Rufus and other programs like WinSetupFrom USB and Easy2Boot were developed. XP Setup/Install does not support USB booting without some trickery....



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:04 PM

Could i not just copy all the files from the Windows CD onto an empty USB stick?

JFYI, at the time the whole idea began, it took several months of experiments to several people to manage to actually install XP from a USB, the methods nowadays used tend to be much simpler (especially for the "final user") but to have an idea of what happens with "just copy the files", you might want to read the "historical" thread here:

http://www.msfn.org/...l-from-usb-key/

 

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