First, create a folder named xpusb on C:\. Extract 3 zipped files on each folders name, so that you will have same display on yours just like the picture below. After this, you may plug in the UFD to begin preparing the format session.
Next, copy PeToUSB.exe from PeToUSB_188.8.131.52 folder to usb_prep8. Then, execute usb_prep8.cmd. A common DOS based application will run, press any key to continue.
PeToUSB program will running. If your UFD has plugged in, you may see the destination drive on which drive it will be formatted. On my experience, the UFD assigned on H:\ drive letter. Press Start to begin formatting.
After operation completed successfully, a dialog box will show up press OK to continue.
Okey, formatting process has done. Now, open command prompt & enter bootsect path on c:\xpusb. Execute the following command to updating FAT filesystem bootcode to the UFD (H:\ drive letter on me or depends on yours):
Bootsect.exe /nt52 h:
After the bootcode was successfully updated on UFD, now exit from existing command prompt & close PeToUSB application. Load a copy of Windows XP CD into optical drive then back to first command prompt (usb_prep8.cmd) & the display will change to the following image:
Enter “1” to continue to browse your XP CD drive letter & press OK to continue.
Then, enter “2” & give non existing drive letter as virtual drive for Tempimage. Give it “T” as default drive letter.
Last question menu is entering target UFD drive letter (H:\ on me).
The creation of virtual drive T:\ is started. Continue to proceed with format.
After format process completed, the files extraction from CD to virtual drive will established. This will take couple minutes, so I suggest you go to kitchen to make a coffee & back to your desk with a cigarette.
Files extraction process has done & a confirmation window will show. Press Yes to copy files from virtual drive to UFD.
Copying files now established. Please burn your cigarette, sit back, relax & enjoy your coffee. This will take more than couple minutes.
Press Yes to below like confirmation dialog.
And again, press any key to continue. The process is now releasing the T:\ virtual drive.
Your UFD now is ready to boot. Curious with the disk size? It’s a similar to your CD installation source & get synchronized to UFD!
The fact is, there are more than 300MB free on UFD. Is there any additional way you can do to make the UFD more perfect? Yes, sure! Copy the device drivers or portable application into it. Note that this is an optional & you don’t have to do it. A complete set of portable application can be downloaded from this link. For shortcuts, install it first on your local drive. It’s faster than you install it directly onto USB.
After it finished, create a special folder (eg: _PORTABLEAPPS) on UFD. Then, copy installed files in computer to this new folder. You also able to add or remove the application depend on your necessity.
Now you have a complete “weapon” right on a single UFD. The latest process is plug the UFD in your machine, turn it on & activate the UFD boot from BIOS.
After booting from UFD, here come 2 menu displaying on monitor. Select menu #1 (TXT Mode Setup Windows XP). Use only C: drive of computer harddisk as partition for install of Windows XP & then select quick format with NTFS filesystem. XP install copying files is automatic.
After it finished copying files, quit XP setup with F3 or switch off your computer & boot in any case from UFD again & select menu #2 (GUI mode). Let the rest process run as normal as you install from CD. But I noticed, never unplug the UFD until after first logon of Windows XP. Your computer now is ready with Windows XP.
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