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Create XP Lite to run from a USB drive


Standard Member
I think I saw a computer mag carrying an article on creating a stripped down version of XP to run from a USB drive recently. Does anyone know which magazine this was in or alternatively how one would go about doing it?



Well-known Member
Just google windows xp usb edition and you should find the info you need. You can download windows xp usb edition from various places but its best to make your own legit one, found this out after downloading one (60mb) that did not work for me so ended up making my own.


Bart PE Builder is excellent. I have used it to create bootable CD's with Passmark BurnInTest for testing failed Hardware on works old Dell PC's.



Distinguished Member
Just remember that booting an OS of a USB flash drive can cause the Flash drive to fail quite quickly. Flash drives usually have a limited number of writes (around 10k) from memory which although sounds a lot when used as the boot device for an OS isn't very much.

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