I have searched the net for instructions on creating an XP bootable flash drive but not understanding the instructions, I need XP Pro SP2, I have the discs but nor sure I can create this on my win7 machine?
I don't think WinXP was not meant to be installed from a bootable usb flash drive. My guess you would need extra software to be able to create a winxp usb bootable flash drive.
Rich or Cindy may know of a way, without extra software.
but the poweriso method but is is asking for the location of the XP files which is on the CD in the DVD drive and when I select it, as the screenshot shows I am seeing a few different folders and don't know which one to select? I am thinking every folder on the CD has to be included? I have the iso image file from yesterday but looks like bartpe is asking to create the xp iso and not copy it, any ideas please?
Don't look like this will work. I got to loading bartpe on the machine via the flash drive but stuck at this part, when I navigate to "Diskpart", the cmd prompt only flickers for a split second and is gone so I cannot get to enter the commands.
Step 5: Prepping the Hard Disk:
You need to make sure that your hard drive is partitioned and formatted properly. Especially if you've had Linux or some other operating system on it, you'll need to repartition and format it. BartPE contains DiskPart for disk partitioning and A43 File Manager to format your drive.
If you are sure that your hard drive is set up properly (i.e. it has only run Windows, it contains a valid FAT or NTFS partition) then you can safe yourself the hassle and skip this step.
To repartition (This procedure will destroy any data on the hard drive):
From the Go menu, navigate to DiskPart.
Enter the commands needed to repartition your drive. For example, try the following: select disk 0 (select the first disk), clean (purges the entire drive, essentially resetting it), create partition primary (creates a single partition from the entire disk), assign (assign the partition a drive letter), exit (quits DiskPart).
I am almost at the point of trashing this freakin old touchscreen pc, I have tried almost every method of creating a boot sub flash drive, it boots but always some problem installing xp on this unit which lead me to believe it's the unit and not the boot softwares or methods I have tried? If it is something on the unit, I wonder if replacing the HDD will allow me to reinstall XP?