Install Windows XP from USB

In this simple solution I cover one way to Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive. Running a Windows XP USB Install might be useful for example if you wish to perform an Install on an older Netbook or Laptop that does not have a CD or DVD Drive. One of the simplest approaches to accomplish this goal is to use the YUMI Your Universal Multiboot Installer tool.

YUMI can be also used to put much more than just Windows on the same USB device. For example, you could also have several Live Linux Distributions, Antivirus Tools, System Diagnostic Tools, Recovery and Cloning Tools, and more all stored to run from the same Multiboot USB device. Note that you can also add or remove installed ISOs at your leisure.

How to Install Windows XP from USB

Making a Windows XP Bootable USB. First, you will need an ISO file of your Installation Disk. For this task, I simply used the LC ISO Creator to create an ISO image of my original CD.

  1. Download and launch the YUMI – Multiboot USB Boot Creator.
    Install Windows XP from USB - YUMI
  2. (1) Select your USB Drive Letter from the list.
    (2) Select Windows XP Installer towards the bottom of the distribution list.
    (3) Browse to and select the ISO you created earlier.
    (4) Click Create.
  3. Once the process is complete, you should end up with your very own Windows XP Bootable USB Installer. Enabling you to completely Install Windows from a Flash Drive.