How to Install TinyXP From a Flash Drive

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TinyXP is a stripped-down version of the Windows XP operating system that is designed for computers that have limited hard drive space (or individuals who do not want all of the features in the full version). Although the OS is smaller, the installation process is the same as for a normal XP installation. Installing TinyXP from a flash drive is only possible on computers that are able to boot from the USB port, which is an adjustment you will have to make in BIOS before starting the operation.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Flash drive containing TinyXP

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the flash drive into a USB port.

  2. 2

    Restart your computer and press the indicated key (typically "Esc") to enter BIOS.

  3. 3

    Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Boot" menu.

  4. 4

    Select the "Primary Boot Device," press "Enter," highlight "USB Drive," and press "Enter" again.

  5. 5

    Press "Esc" and "Y" to save changes and exit BIOS.

  6. 6

    Press any key as your computer is loading to boot from the flash drive.

  7. 7

    Press "Enter" to begin the installation and "F8" to accept the licensing agreement.

  8. 8

    Select the drive where you wish to install TinyXP and press "Enter" to begin the installation.

  9. 9

    Input additional details (such as the product ID number and your computer's name) when prompted to complete the installation.

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