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Boot BartPE / Windows XP from a USB Thumb Drive

by Oscar Sodani
November 11, 2006

Oscar Sodani is a founder of Help2Go and owner of Help2Go Networks, an IT consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area. Oscar holds the CISSP certification as well as industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell.

TechRepublic has created an excellent tutorial that tells you how to create a bootable USB thumb drive with a specialized build of Windows on it. Carrying around a USB flash drive with Windows is an excellent way to be completely prepared to fix a PC. However, only recent PCs will be able to boot from a USB drive - for older PCs, try our tutorial on creating a Windows Rescue CD.

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