Someone in this post (Acer Aspire One Specifications and Windows XP Drivers) ask me to write a tutorial about how to install Windows XP using USB flash disk/flash drive.
If you want to install Windows XP, but your notebook (or PC) has no CDROM, you should install Windows XP using USB Flash disk/Flash Drive/Thumb drive…
just follow this guide :
Buy an USB Flash Drive (at least 2GB).
When you do this tutorial, please make sure your computer/laptop/PC has a CD-ROM (or DVD).
so, now you have 2 computers, with CD-ROM support and without CD-ROM support (e.g Acer Aspire One, Asus EEE-PC).
Download this software pack (Komku-SP-usb.exe – Download) 1.47MB
UPDATE 1 :
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-BootSect.exe (Boot Sector Manipulation Tool)
-usb_prep8 (Prepares Windows XP Setup LocalSource for Copy to USB-Drive)
Double click Komku-SP-usb.exe
Locate folder C:\Komku\PeToUSB\
double click PeToUSB.exe
a window will appear like this…
Open Command Prompt …
Click Start > Run > type cmd > click OK
on command prompt window, type bootsect /nt52 H:
the result… “Successfully updated filesystem bootcode. Bootcode was succesfully updated on all targeted volumes.”
now type this cd.. and press Enter
Your command prompt window will look like this
Prepares Windows XP LocalSource for Copy to USB-Drive:
0) Change Type of USB-Drive, currently [USB-stick]
1) Change XP Setup Source Path, currently 
2) Change Virtual TempDrive, currently [T:]
3) Change Target USB-Drive Letter, currently 
4) Make New Tempimage with XP LocalSource and Copy to USB-Drive
5) Use Existing Tempimage with XP LocalSource and Copy to USB-Drive
F) Change Log File – Simple OR Extended, currently [Simple]
Enter your choice:_
now, insert your original Windows XP CD, or Windows XP with sata ahci driver to your CD/DVD ROM
and back to Command Prompt window
type 1 then press Enter…
“Browse For Folder” window will appear, select your CD/DVD drive and click OK
back to usb_prep8 welcome screen…
now type 3 and press Enter…
after back to usb_prep8 welcome screen…
now type 4 and press Enter to make new temporary image with XP LocalSource and copy it to USB Flash Drive
please wait a few seconds..
“Would you like USB-stick to be preferred Boot Drive U: bla… bla…”
“Would you like to unmount the Virtual Drive ?”
Click Yes, wait a few seconds, and press any key….
press any key again to close usb_prep8…
Now, insert your USB Flash Drive/Flash Disk/Thumb Drive to your notebook (e.g Acer Aspire One)
go to BIOS and make USB HDD (or USB ZIP in some other machine) as primary boot device….
then boot form your USB Flash Drive….
and select “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon”
After Hard Disk detected, delete all partition, create single partition… and install Windows XP on that partition…
Remember, you can use this tutorial to install Windows XP on all other computers.. not just Aspire One and Asus EEE-PC….
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