BartPE...that used to be the tool to create a bootable Windows XP CD/DVD. Done that myself in a distant past.
Even a youtube video: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=78gKzcuq-dw
There was an alternative tool, WinBuilder, that was supposed to be able to do the same. Never tried it myself, so ymmv.
That should get you underway.
I've used BartPE and WinBuilder, both are good, WinBuilder (main site, tutorials) being a little easier, IMHO.
There's also AOMEI PE Builder which will create any PE from XP -> 10 whilst also adding their Backupper and Partition Assistant utilities.
There was also another but I forget the name, (started with R, IIRC), it was a wrapper for BartPE and made adding utilities easier.
Also, a utility was available that could capture installed programs, (or as they they were installed), and create a package suitable for adding to WinPE environments, worked for both BartPE or WinBuilder, IIRC.
Have to look through my file archives to find these again.
Used to spend hours working on creating WinPE environments, these days I don't bother, easier to boot a Linux CD to run recovery programs or such.
EDIT: The other PE creator was called REATOGO which doesn't appear to exist any more, the plugin builder was called H7PluginBuilder which also doesn't exist.
Hello guys, thanks for replying.
#Shades #4wd : I was looking forward to only make a Live XP USB, not a PE.
You know live OS tends to be flexible in due time, you could use legacy software and still be able to run files and program's
with it. PE is still just pre-installed, it's still limited and its good until the Disc is in good condition.
Although its almost the same, for me it is still recovering files from a failed unbootable disc.
But the thought of having a "OS"
in a USB is fascinating for me.
My DVD ROM needs fixing. Its broke and i have started collecting a bunch of USB.
I have Disc but they tend to weather away by time, because of dust n dirt.
But today or just now, i made a LIVE XP USB!.....check out the screenshot man.
Ironically, the tool that could do was the first tool i had mentioned in my post above, its very lite and surprisingly it did it.
USBoot 2.14 Download
You need to have a hardware that still runs WinXP PRO, which i had with me.
You should probably have a fresh install of WinXP PRO. A working bootable WinXP CD.
Its a three step process and could take sometime.
Also it require a net connection in order to get a Response Code which is a part of the whole installation process.
Kind a easy.
Here is a complete Tutorial: MAKE A LIVE WINXP PRO
Youtube Video Tutorial : YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL
You could achieve the same thing from a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
but it cannot complete the third step.
So if you do not want to mess with the process, use a old pc with a fresh WinXP PRO already installed.
You will not be disappointed. I downloaded WinBuilder but it didn't go beyond this error message like proxy setting....this and that.
But i am glad you guys took some time for my post. Donationcoder
has really been lucky for me, keep it burning man.
Thank you, love you guys.