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    Boot XP from USB Drive?

    Anyone done this?

    http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176

    For those of us that are moving towards a time where XP is only used for games, this could be huge!

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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    ive heard about that and actually wanted to try it just for that fact. i wish they would just make a ISO we can download and install, oops nm that might be illegal. Since you got a ton of free time mateo you do it and report back.

    lol
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper[SNPR]
    ive heard about that and actually wanted to try it just for that fact. i wish they would just make a ISO we can download and install, oops nm that might be illegal. Since you got a ton of free time mateo you do it and report back.

    lol
    I need another USB drive. The one that I have has all my MP3s and Game files.

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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    i dint see where it ever says how big it would need to be to install. Im guessing you would need a 5-8 gig drive to work. Then i could just install all my apps right on to that, which would just be games...lol

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    but i think that would work
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    I'm not sure about XP, but I have gotten a very cut down copy of redhat to boot off of a USB pen. Mind you I had 32meg to work with..
    but concidering today's pens get upto 2gig. you shoudl easily be able to do it

    write a command to create a ram drive, and tell the computer to use a disposable file on a different drive for the page file, ntloader and a few of the other important one's adn you'll be fine.

    but, why are we doing this again?
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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    cause we can
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper[SNPR]
    cause we can
    Because it's cool.

    And by cool I mean cool in a nerdy kind of way. Like elves are cool.

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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by TychoCelchuuu
    Because it's cool.

    And by cool I mean cool in a nerdy kind of way. Like elves are cool.
    And Star Wars.

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    Re: Boot XP from USB Drive?

    and 200 fps.
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