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drinkingproblem
02.11.09, 02:41
You'll need a usb pen drive (2gb minimum),

Software:

"HPUSBFW" to format it and make it bootable,

"unetbootin-windows-377" - loads iso - or "WinSetupFromUSB_0-2-3" - loads dvd - to move the OS to the pen drive.

Go to bios and make the usb pen drive your 1st boot device.

anon
02.11.09, 13:27
Go to bios and make the usb pen drive your 1st boot device.

I have always wondered something: my BIOS doesn't support booting from a flashdrive, and I'm not a big fan of flashing it with hacked ones. Is there anything I can do?

Nickname
02.11.09, 13:32
Perhaps you can try an external CD/DVD Drive?

anon
02.11.09, 13:37
Yes, but I want to boot from an USB drive. :tongue:

drinkingproblem
02.11.09, 13:42
I have always wondered something: my BIOS doesn't support booting from a flashdrive, and I'm not a big fan of flashing it with hacked ones. Is there anything I can do?

I think not, if you're board is old enought not to support booting from a usb drive there's nothing you can do.

Don't forget usb drive has to be plugged in prior going to bios in order to be detected.

@Nickname Why spending money on external drive, when you can do it for free?

Nickname
02.11.09, 13:51
He or a friend may already have one :wink:

anon
02.11.09, 14:03
Yes, I have an external CD drive :smile:

I just wanted to know if I could boot from my flashdrive to test those portable XPs.

shoulder
02.11.09, 14:16
Maybe an official Bios Update if there's one available can help.

anon
02.11.09, 14:17
I have the latest version. It's been years my BIOS doesn't have an update ^^ I think my motherboard is already discontinued.