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How do i boot from a USB/Flash drive?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by mc-dexter, Mar 21, 2009.

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    So it's in the title "How do i boot from a USB/Flash drive?" :)
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    mc-dexter says thanks.
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    Funny enough i've just found that page :)

    And i figured i should of thought about the title more it should of been "how do i make a bootable pen drive" or something, lol.

    Is that right what i said, lol. i just want to be able to install my XP from a pen drive, lol.
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    Seems an awful lot just to make an OS install from a pen drive.

    Think i'll get on it tomorrow when im more awake!
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    Right :D good luck and get some rest :toast:
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    Wouldn't someone be able to send me a pre-made image file for the pen drive? I could always put the OS on myself then?
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    XP doesnt really work on flash drives, its complicated because it reboots too many times, and drive letters can change.

    Vista and 7 its a hell of a lot easier - you're really just copying the files from the DVD to the flash drive.
    I always instsall my OS's from a flash drive these days, saves disks.

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