WinSetupFromUSB - The Simplest Way to Install Windows XP From USB Flash Drive

Windows XP installation process is a little bit different than Windows 7 or Windows 8 because Microsoft doesn't design Windows XP to be installed using a USB flash drive. You can install Windows 7 or 8 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive because Microsoft creates a tool called Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and if you want a simpler program you can use WinToBootic to create a bootable Windows 7/8 installer flash drive. But there is no official application from Microsoft to create a bootable Windows XP USB flash drive installer.

If you want to install Windows XP from a USB flash drive, there are some third party applications available, like WinToFlash or Komku USB, these applications will surely be able to create a bootable USB flash drive, but Komku USB is too complicated and WinToFlash will ask you to install an add-on into your browser (some kind of adware - please read the FAQ). When you are too lazy to follow Komku USB or WinToFlash guide, WinSetupFromUSB can come to the rescue.

WinSetupFromUSB is a small sofware developed by Ilko_t. You can create a bootable USB Flash Drive to install Windows XP easily. No installation is needed, just double click the exe file and you're ready to go. For those who experienced Windows XP-USB installation related errors such as HAL.DLL missing or corrupt when using WinToFlash or Komku USB, this software is the answer. Here you will find many detailed information about WinSetupFromUSB: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/120444.../

Please follow the steps below to create a bootable Windows XP USB flash drive installer using WinSetupFromUSB:

Step 1:
UPDATE 20.Dec.2013: Download WinSetupFromUSB 1.2 from these links:
http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/

Mediafire mirror links by Komku:
WinSetupFromUSB-1-2.7z (22MB - Ver 1.2)
WinSetupFromUSB-1-2.exe (22MB - Ver 1.2)

Step 2:
Extract it > Open WinSetupFromUSB_1-2.exe or WinSetupFromUSB_1-2_x64.exe

WinSetupFromUSB

Step 3:
Select a USB flash drive > check on "Auto format it with FBinst" > Browse for the optical drive containing the Windows XP Setup CD > Click GO

WinSetupFromUSB interface

Step 4:

Your Windows XP USB flash drive installer is ready to use now. Yes it's as simple as that. When you want to use the USB Flash drive to install Windows XP, make sure you change the boot order in BIOS (USB flash drive as the first boot option).

install windows xp from usb flash drive

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