Installing Windows XP By USB

#1
Can I Install Windows xp with these steps:
1.put usb
2. open my computer and run the installation by usb
3. and proceed normally with the setup wihtout error?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
A conditional maybe.... If you wish to upgrade from say for instance Windows 2000 Pro.

What is your current setup? What are you attempting to accomplish?
 


#3
I have windows xp but i want to reinstall it and can i make it like that?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Provided you have a Windows XP disc that contains Service Pack 3 integrated you should be able to perform and inplace upgrade repair without much problem.
When you click the Setup.exe you should receive a prompt to upgrade and I believe it will perform a check and warn you if there are native incompatibility issues as I recall.
From experience, as I recall, you may want to uninstall PowerShell if present as well as remove IE 8 and revert back to IE 7 or 6 might even be better.

This link may help
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788
 


#5
so yes or no???
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#6
You should be able to do that. There are lots of tutorial on youtube on how to create USB installer.
 


#7
I have created the USB with windows xp and bootable one but can i format with that way?
 


BIGBEARJEDI

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#8
Before you created the USB flash drive with Windows XP ISO file, you would need to have formatted the Flash Drive with FAT32.

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Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#9
And of course your machine (which we know absolutely nothing about) must be capable of booting from a USB device.
Many older machines did not have that capability as I recall.

WOW.... this thread was dormant for a while. Last time the OP was here was almost 8 months ago.
 


BIGBEARJEDI

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#10
Perhaps OP has solve his problem and forgot to tell us!! :)
 


#12
Hello everyone. I am installing Win XP from usb flash drive and I have this problem.
Can someone help me pleas
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kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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#13
Hi,
it could be down to numerous things causing it, can you check the USB in a different machine?

If you can use a different computer try scaning the drive using this app:
HDDScan – Free HDD Test Diagnostics Utility with USB Flash and RAID support

Have you installed XP, using this method on your system before?

You could also try a different USB port
 


#14
USB working correctly in a different machine. HDD not problem.
I think problem are on the bios but i can find it :mad3:
 


#15
If I install Win XP 2016 update version google chrome update again will have a problem?
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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#16
I think problem are on the bios but i can find it :mad3:
Hi,
can you post what options your given in the bios as sometimes it's not always obvious which is which.
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#17
If I install Win XP 2016 update version google chrome update again will have a problem?
To be honest i can't say for sure either way but I imagine as long as XP is fully updated then you might be ok.

So do did you manage to install xp again?
 


BIGBEARJEDI

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Premium Supporter
#18
Did you try creating a Dos v6.x bootable USB drive or a W98 USB bootable drive? If those don't work, your USB port controller chip could be bad.:waah: Can you read a USB flash drive that has data files such as photos or word documents on it? If you can't do this, and the USB drive can be read on another working Windows PC, that XP computer may have a bad Mobo or at least the USB controller could be bad. XP machines can be as old as 15 years old (2001); and we don't know what you have. Computer that old often have failing Mobos especially if it's a laptop.
Since the USB drive works on a different machine; it's almost for sure a hardware failure or a BIOS setting (did you make sure that your BIOS is set to legacy and it's enabled in all spots in the BIOS?) Different BIOSes have different locations to do this; some have multiple settings on different pages you have to enable. You can double check that, and if you get no love--I suggest that it's time to junk that PC. BTW, why can't you just reinstall XP from a CD disk via a CD/DVD disc drive in the machine or use an external drive??:question:

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#19
I am beginner for computer programming and I am learning still.
All thanks your answers.
I often meeting problem like this and if you helps me small I think I will learn a lot and I will very thankful for you all ;););)
And sorry for my English language :):):)
 


BIGBEARJEDI

Fantastic Member
Premium Supporter
#20
Ok, sure, glad to help. Did you try to install your XP from CD/DVD disc as I suggested?

BBJ
 


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