How to Run Windows XP from a USB Drive with Portable Edition 2010
Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems ever created, but it is no longer supported by Microsoft. If you still want to use Windows XP on your modern computer, you can run it from a USB drive with Portable Edition 2010. This is a special version of Windows XP that can be installed and booted from a USB flash drive, without affecting your main operating system.
In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and run Windows XP from a USB drive with Portable Edition 2010. You will need a USB flash drive with at least 4 GB of free space, and a computer that can boot from USB.
Step 1: Download Windows XP Portable Edition 2010
The first step is to download the Windows XP Portable Edition 2010 file from the internet. This is a compressed file that contains the Windows XP installation files and a program called WinToFlash that will help you create the bootable USB drive. You can find the download link here[^1^]. The file size is about 60 MB.
After downloading the file, you need to extract it using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip. You should see a folder called \"Windows XP USB Edition 2010 Portable Edition\" with two files inside: \"Portable Windows XP Live USB Edition v3.1 2009.exe\" and \"WinToFlash.exe\".
Step 2: Install Windows XP on the USB Drive
The next step is to install Windows XP on the USB drive using WinToFlash. This is a program that will copy the Windows XP installation files to the USB drive and make it bootable. To use WinToFlash, follow these steps:
Insert your USB flash drive into your computer and make sure it is formatted as FAT32.
Run \"WinToFlash.exe\" from the folder you extracted earlier.
Click \"Next\" on the welcome screen and accept the license agreement.
Select \"Advanced mode\" from the task selection screen.
Select \"Transfer Windows XP/2003 setup to USB drive\" from the drop-down menu.
Click \"Create\" and then \"Next\".
Select \"Portable Windows XP Live USB Edition v3.1 2009.exe\" as the source file path.
Select your USB drive as the destination drive path.
Click \"Next\" and confirm the warning message.
Wait for WinToFlash to copy the files to the USB drive. This may take several minutes.
Click \"Next\" and then \"Exit\" when the process is complete.
Step 3: Run Windows XP from the USB Drive
The final step is to run Windows XP from the USB drive. To do this, you need to restart your computer and boot from the USB drive. The exact steps may vary depending on your computer model and BIOS settings, but here are some general guidelines:
Restart your computer and press the key that opens the boot menu. This is usually F12, F10, F9, F8, or Esc.
Select your USB drive from the list of boot options and press Enter.
You should see a screen with two options: \"Run Portable Windows XP Live\" and \"Run Portable Windows XP Live (RAM loading)\". Choose the first option if you want to run Windows XP normally, or choose the second option if you want to load Windows XP into RAM for faster performance. Note that the second option requires at least 512 MB of RAM.
Wait for Windows XP to load. This may take several minutes.
You should see the Windows XP desktop with a welcome message. You can now use Windows XP as usual, but remember that any changes you make will not be saved when you shut down or restart.
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