Install Windows XP from an ISO on a USB drive onto a SATA hard disk without nLite (using Easy2Boot)

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Published on 26 Jan 2020 / In Operating Systems & Utilities

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If you have a Windows XP Install ISO file and a USB flash drive or USB hard disk drive, you can install Windows XP to any IDE/SATA/SCSI/RAID system directly from the XP ISO file.
The XP Install ISO does not need to be changed or modified in any way - just use a standard Microsoft Windows XP Install ISO (e.g. XP SP3).
If you have a Windows XP Install CD, then make an ISO file from the CD first.
The SATA controller is automatically detected by Easy2Boot and a virtual F6 floppy disk is created in memory which will contain the correct mass-storage driver for the disk controller present in the target system.
You can use the USB drive to install any system with Windows XP and you can add Windows Vista/7/8/SVR2012/SVR2K8R2 Install ISOs + linux ISOs + other bootable files to the same USB drive to make a multiboot USB flash drive.

Do NOT configure the BIOS with the E2B USB drive as Drive 0 = first HDD. The internal hard disk shoud be the first disk. Boot from the E2B USB drive using the BIOS Boot Selection menu and hotkey (e.g. F2, F8, F9, F10, F12, ESC - depending on system)
Boot from the E2B USB drive and choose STEP 1 for first text-mode Windows XP Setup stage (formats and copies file to hard disk)
Re-boot to the E2B USB drive again after Windows text-mode Setup stage resets and choose STEP 2
Re-boot after Windows GUI-mode Setup stage has completed (if it reboots to E2B press F7 to reboot to the hard disk)

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