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My girlfriend needs to install Windows XP over Ubuntu on her PC, because she need to run some software that Wine and a visual machine can't handle as well as the 'real' thing.

Problem is, it seems very difficult to make a bootable flash drive with the files from a XP .iso from Ubuntu.

All the guides I could find was about Windows 7, formatting the USB as NTFS, then use UNetbootin to extract the files to the USB.

Problem is, that only works with 7, not XP. Does anyone know how I can make a bootable XP flash drive? Thanks!

It's really important.

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This question seems to be about Windows XP, not Ubuntu; I would recommend asking at superuser.com. –  zpletan Apr 10 '12 at 14:56
Flash drive will be slow but it can be done. Disconect your hard disk first. Insert your usb drive, now just install xp in drive(as hard disk). To boot into xp, change the hdd boot order from bios(select usb-drive). If your usb-drive will permanently connect to your system then, after install xp, login into ubuntu and update the grub(also keep the usb inserted) : sudo update-grub –  shantanu Apr 10 '12 at 14:57
Do you want to dual boot? Does the XP install require direct hardware access? If not you might try something like VirtualBox. –  cprofitt Apr 10 '12 at 15:05
techrepublic.com/article/… –  cprofitt Apr 10 '12 at 15:11
zdnet.com.au/… –  cprofitt Apr 10 '12 at 15:11

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