Install Windows XP using bootable USB drive


Is your genuine Windows CD over-scratched? Does your CD-Rom take too much time for reading the disk? Here is the finest way to eliminate the use of Genuine Windows XP CD again and again by replacing the same with the USB dongle which can me made bootable and put into use for the installation of the Windows XP on your system.

Here are the things you need:

1. Windows XP ISO [Pro/Home with any Service Pack].

2. WintoFlash [Freeware tool].

3. A USB Flash Drive [At least 1GB].

4. Magic ISO [hope you have this installed in your PC].

I. Preparing Windows Files:

1. Open your Windows XP ISO with Magic ISO.

2. Extract all windows files to a new folder.

3. After Extraction

II. Preparing you Flash Drive:

III. Preparing Bootable USB :

1. Download wintoflash and Open the Main GUI.

2. Select Windows XP in the List.

3. Select your USB patch and Extracted Folder Patch.

4. Now Press Run and agree the License and agreement.

5. It will format your Flash drive Again.

6. The Tool will Copy the Files to Flash.

7. Finished.

IV. Boot from USB  :

1. Now restart your PC and enter your BIOS setting at Start-up.
2. Change Boot preference to USB drive [make sure you have already plugged your USB].
3. Then Restart[Save Changes in BIOS before Restart].
4. Now you will be able to Boot from your USB Drive.

Install the windows XP as you install it from your Genuine Windows XP CD without much letting your CD-Rom bear the load and wear down your CD.



  1. for those one who have problems with the message free license only can transfer some files.. (limited)
    the solution is download older version of wintoflash
    0.7.0000 beta and problem is gone ;)

  2. it not work.
    plz tell me another idea.
    i want to install window xp sp2 from 2gb pen drive.

  3. Which format of usb drive will be needed for making a bootable usb


  4. that was great!!!your awesome man!

  5. Oliver Ted Lee says

    I like your step by step explanation of the process. I have run into a brick wall trying to download wintoflash program. It does not let me download it. Any active link to download this program?

  6. Among all the tutorial ive stumbled across, this perhaps is the best one yet.
    Ive been messing around for 2 hours trying to figure this out,
    Turns out, WintoFlash is what i was looking for.
    Thanks a bunch.

  7. Works great (so far) ! Actually downloading the files to the usb now. thanks

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