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[Solved] Install XP from USB

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#51 Myk3


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

Well good news... It does work... well i think it does... It starts to install but cant find the path.. I think i know what needs to be done but not sure how to do it..

I have this command on my cd to detect the correct CD and install the correct apps (I have a blank cd.txt on the root on the CD

FOR %%i IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%i:\CD.txt SET CDROM=%%i:

Is there a way to do this inside windows? Or does the USB drive get mounted always as U: even if it is a Sata / IDE?


EDIT: This does work... I forgot to add the cd.txt and the install folder to my drive.. However when it installs the apps it now asks if i want to run the file... It does not do this when running from CD. Does anyone know how to turn this off?


#52 Myk3


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:30 PM

Ok well i ran into my first real problem.. I am trying to install from usb thumb drive to a Acer Aspire One. At first boot it sees the thumb drive as the C: drive. I removed the current partitions on the HDD and then rebooted. It now sees the flash disk as D:. Ok so after i start the install when it reboots the first time after copying files to the HDD, it fails and says can't find the location of D:\ .... for the requested files.


#53 wimb


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:59 PM

In ScreenShot 14 you can click Yes so that your USB-stick will get Boot DrivLetter U:
by making migrate.inf file specific for your USB-stick

Direct after Deleting and Creating New partitions, Quit XP Setup with F3
OR Switch OFF your Computer and Boot in any case from USB-Drive again and
Run 1. TXT Mode Setup again so that DriveLetters get their Correct Value
So in this case one Boots ** TWICE ** in the TXT-mode Setup

This means that directly After you Create the New Partition,
you have to Reboot. :cheers:

Normally you should NOT Delete Partitions,
but just Select the Install Partition when this has the correct DriveLetter C:
and then Select Quick Format with NTFS FileSystem.

If you follow these rules then everything will work. B)

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