How To Put Windows XP on a USB Flash Drive

In this simple solution I cover one way to Put Windows XP on a USB Flash Drive. Installing Windows XP from a USB Flash Drive might be useful for example if you wish to perform an Install on a Netbook or Laptop that has no CD Drive. One of the simplest approaches would be to use the YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) tool.

YUMI can be also used to put much more than just Windows XP 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 stored and run from the same Multiboot device. Note that you can also add or remove installed ISOs at your leisure.

Run Windows XP from a USB Flash Drive

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

  1. Download and launch YUMI.
    Put Windows XP on 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 USB Installer. Enabling you to completely Install Windows from a Flash Drive.