Create Windows install on USB Stick

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ba747heavy, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. ba747heavy macrumors newbie

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    Hi all -

    I have a netbook that I am trying to reinstall windows on. Unfortunately, I only use this netbook very occasionally for guests and such, and right now it is completely not able to boot. It doesn't have a CD drive, and HP thoughtfully has only given me CDs for my recovery disks.

    I have come up with plenty of guides on the net for creating a bootable XP install, but they all seem to require windows. Is there ANY guide out there for creating a bootable USB XP install from the mac?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    You want this to boot your netbook from?

    What media are you going to use to create it in the first place?

    Can you just boot that in Virtualbox/VMWare/Parallels and follow one of the Windows based guides.

    Check the top of the forum for a guide on installing XP to an external USB drive for your Mac.

    B
     
  3. ba747heavy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The install CDs that came with the netbook are what I am going to take the install from, and put it on a USB stick I have laying around.

    I hadn't considered the VM route; I suppose that would work.

    Thanks for the reply.
     

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