Install and Boot XP on a USB HDD How can i do this?
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
This post has been edited by seskanda: 02 April 2008 - 05:28 PM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:10 PM
Thank you, nice start
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.
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.