How To Put Windows XP on a USB Flash Drive

In this simple solution I cover one way to Put Windows XP Install Disk on a USB Flash Drive. Installing Windows XP from a USB Flash Drive might be useful for example if you wish to Install Windows XP on a Netbook or Laptop that has no CD Drive. One of the simplest approaches would be via the use of 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 have Windows XP, Windows 7, various Live Linux Distributions, Antivirus Tools, System Diagnostic Tools, Recovery and Cloning Tools, and more stored and run from the same USB. Add and remove at your leisure.

How to Put a Windows XP Install CD on a USB Flash Drive

Create an ISO of your Windows XP Installation Disk. I use LC ISO Creator to create an ISO image of my CD.

  1. Download and start YUMI.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 Windows ISO you created earlier. (4) Click Create.
  3. Once the process is complete, you should have your very own Windows XP USB Installer.