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How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

In this article, we will examine how to install Windows XP Professional on a desktop or laptop computer using a Flash disk (USB Memory) step by step.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

First of all, Microsoft has finished its support for Windows XP since 2014. We therefore recommend using a newer Windows operating system. The purpose of this article is that some users still want to use the Windows XP system.

Although Windows XP is a legacy operating system, the programs developed for the management of some devices support Windows XP only, so users do not update their computers to Windows 7 or Windows 10.

You can install Windows XP Professional on your old computer using a bootable Flash Disk. As a result, you can install Windows XP without a CD/DVD installation media.

How to Install Windows XP Professional with Flash Memory on a PC Step by Step?

For Windows XP installation, you need a minimum of 4 GB of Flash memory and a program called Rufus. Preparing a Windows installation media using Rufus is as easy as setting up a program.

By following the steps in this article, you can install other versions of Windows XP in the same way.

First, download Rufus, a USB Memory creation program for Windows XP installation, to your computer and then create bootable installation media.

After you create your Windows USB installation media, open the BIOS settings of your computer and configure the USB memory that you have plugged in on your computer as the 1st option in the Boot sequence. If Windows XP does not boot from USB, configure the 1st option in the HDD configuration as USB memory and restart your computer and try again.

Follow the steps below to install Windows XP Professional on your computer.

   Step 1

After you boot your computer from your Flash memory, you will see the Windows XP Professional installation wizard. In the Windows XP setup wizard window, press Enter to continue the installation.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 2

Press F8 to accept the Windows XP license agreement.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 3

You will be able to see the disk or disks installed on your computer as follows. In this step, you must configure the disk partition settings for Windows XP installation. For example; If you have a 500 GB HDD, you can configure up to 100 GB as a C: drive by performing partitioning on this disk, and you can install Windows XP on this C disk.

If you use the entire disk at this stage then you can do disk partitioning as well. In this article, we will use the entire disk to install a clean Windows XP. Press C to continue with Create Partition.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 4

You can configure the disk size in this step. If you have a low-sized disk, we recommend that you use the entire disk. Press Enter to allocate the disk.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 5

After creating a new partition, press Enter on the C: drive to start the installation.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 6

You need to format the disk for installation. To do this, press Enter on the Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick) option.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 7

Wait while the setup wizard formats the disk.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 8

After formatting, wait for Windows XP to copy the necessary files. This processing time varies depending on the performance of your computer.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 9

After the necessary files for the installation are copied, your computer will restart. If you want to restart your PC directly, press Enter.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 10

Windows XP operating system is opening …

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 11

Wait for the installation to continue.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 12

In the Regional and Language Options window, click the Customize button to select or change your current location. After that, click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 13

In the Personalize Your Software window, type a user name and organization name for the operating system, then click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 14

In the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, type a name for your computer. If you want to create an administrator password, type and confirm your admin password.

Click Next to continue the installation.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 15

In the Date and Time Settings window, configure the time zone of your area and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 16

Leave the Typical Settings option selected by default in the Networking Settings window and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 17

Continue with the first option in the Workgroup or Computer Domain window. If an existing Active Directory service is running in your existing network environment and you want to make your computer a member of Domain, you can continue with option 2.

If you are going to use the Windows XP computer only for the personal purposes, select Workgroup and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 18

Completing the installation …

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 19

After the installation is complete, your computer will restart and the desktop view will be prepared …

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 20

Click OK when you see the Display Settings window.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 21

In the Monitor Settings window, click the OK button.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 22

In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window, click the Next button to configure some settings for your computer.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 23

To configure the required security settings in more detail in the Help Protect Your PC window later, tick Right Now and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 24

Click on the Skip button to skip checking your Internet connection.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 25

In the Register to Microsoft window, select No, not at this time and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 26

In the Who Will Use This Computer window, type your user name again and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 27

Microsoft thanks you for using Windows XP. Click Finish to complete the installation.

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 28

Your computer desktop will come soon …

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Step 29

You have installed Windows XP step by step to your computer using a flash disk! The first screen you will encounter after completing the operating system setup is as follows!

How to Install Windows XP Professional to a Computer using a Flash Disk?

   Final Word

In this article, we have examined how to make a Windows XP installation step by step using a USB memory stick without a CD to the computer. After completing the Windows installation, the first thing you need to do is to install the drivers for your computer’s hardware. After installing the drivers are now ready to work on your computer! Thanks for following us!

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