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Install and Boot XP on a USB HDD
Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:23 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:59 AM
Unfortunately you can't install XP x64 from a USB HDD because during the install process we need to use a driver (rdummy.sys) which tricks setup in thinking that the usb hdd is a removable disk and this driver has not yet been written for 64bit.
Your should be able to use the above mentioned program to install x64 from a normal usb flash drive.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:28 PM
Edited by seskanda, 02 April 2008 - 05:28 PM.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:10 PM
Thank you, nice start
rdummy.sys? What a retarded name!
I guess the author of dummydisk.sys should also be pleased, as rdummy.sys stands for reverse-dummydisk.sys. But that's not interesting matter.
If I had to follow your lines, I'd have to write something like "what a retarder question in this forum, don't you read forum names? And lastly- don't you know about google.com...or forum's search option..."
Actually, i want to install XP x64 to the USB HDD NOT install it on a regular HD from the USB HDD. Of course, this would entail booting from the USB HD. So far, i haven't had time to copy and modify the contents of the CD on the USB Hd and install from there. I'll post back as soon as i do that.....
But since it's a friendly forum, I will point you to some of the answers:
Where it all started:
In Dietmar's signature you will find links to his guides.
Some variation, all based on Dietmar's work:
http://www.usboot.org/tiki-index.php <---this might not work for x64
I don't remember reports for using XP x64, but don't think there should be any difference, apart from the mentioned one above.
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