I am currently on a Windows XP laptop and am trying to upgrade to Ubuntu. I even went and got a flash drive for the USB installation of Ubuntu, however when going through the step by step process, I noticed that Rufus (which is the software used to install the USB) no longer supports Windows XP. I need some assistance as to how I can get maybe an older, more XP friendly version of Rufus because all I really want is an Ubuntu computer.
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Win32 Disk Imager
Try the cloning tool Win32 Disk Imager. An old version, 0.9, works in Windows XP. See this links,
For Windows XP/Vista, please use v0.9 (in the files archive).
Try an older version of Rufus. According to
Rufus version 2.18 works in Windows XP.
Version 2.18 (2017.11.07) Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue) Fix handling of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux) Fix propagation of image decompression errors Update grub4dos to latest
IMPORTANT: THIS IS THE LAST RELEASE TO SUPPORT WINDOWS XP AND WINDOWS VISTA SUBSEQUENT RUFUS RELEASES ARE *NO LONGER* COMPATIBLE WITH THESE PLATFORMS
I recommend Etcher, it is multiplatform, it has never given me problems with the creation of ISO of any Operating System.
You can download it from your Repository on Github: https://github.com/resin-io/etcher