Ever want to take Windows XP (or any version of Windows, really) with you wherever you go? Maybe you’d rather use XP than the OS installed on a public computer. Maybe you just want to prank your friends and watch as their computer boots into a 16 year old OS.

Whatever the case, today I’m going to show you how to create a bootable flash drive that will launch Windows XP in a virtual machine on (almost) any computer you plug it into.

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sudo apt-get install virtualbox
vboxmanage startvm “Windows XP” –type GUI
cd “C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox”
vboxmanage clonehd [source file path] [destination path] –format RAW, boot win xp.

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21 thoughts on “Make a Windows XP Bootable Flash Drive”

  1. I think a better way would be to use PuppyLinux because I had the best luck with that one. PuppyLinux + VirtualBox + Windows XP. I just never tried VirtualBox on the Puppy. I hope it works out well.

  2. It could be nice if you had some instructions on which settings the VM has. F.ex. have much CPU, RAM etc. you gave it. 🙂 Otherwise, seems like a cool project and I will surely try it out!

  3. so on [source file path] i put "C:UsersRyanVirtualBox VMsubuntu.vdi" then in [destination path] i put "C:UsersRyanDesktopAAAA" would that work as an example

  4. Guru: starts VirtualBox machine
    VirtualBox: Guru Mediation required
    Guru: since im a guru i can fix this
    VirtualBox: no, still guru mediation
    Guru: I'm a guru!?
    VirtualBox: you are not a guru
    Guru: argh i need VMware because no guru mediation errors in it
    VMware: yes, a new user

  5. I'm dual booting Windows 7 and XP pro on my Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052. It's running off a 480gb patriot burst ssd i got on sale at newegg. I'm upgrading my Phenom II N640 to a quad core N970. Hopefully itll work. it should.

  6. This is a really nice tutorial, but not really what I was looking for, since I was trying to revive a junkyard pc without a hard drive

  7. A couple tests later, I gotta say that, it didn't work for me. Now if anyone knows how to solve this, I'm gonna be so appreciated. The thing is, I did all that virtual machine things, and burned it into my usb stick using win32 disk imager. The computer just simply won't detect my disk, there's only one option to boot from which is the default windows one. I grabbed another usb stick I previously made for win10 installation, and the computer detects it no problem. I did all the steps right, tried several times. The size of my image is exactly what I set it to be. I did the cmd thing to get the img file from the vdi file.

  8. Thanks I just created mine! But don't show some of the works in the tutorial makes this process painful to work through, gotta search for tons of stuff online, troubleshoot, and the part where I spent most of my time in: explore by myself. Eventually I got there, but took a lot of effort.

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