Page 2:Expanding The Role Of USB Flash Drives
Page 3:Set The System's Boot Device Sequence
Page 4:Test Your Settings
Page 5:Add Service Pack 2
Page 6:Adding Utilities
Page 7:Ad-Aware SE Personal
Page 8:More Tools
Page 9:Adapting Hardware
Page 10:Install Windows
Page 11:Using Your USB Flash Drive
Page 12:File Rescue
Page 13:RAM Disk For Boot Problems
Page 14:Glossary: What Does It Mean?
All it takes is a minor error in the Windows Registry or a virus infection, and your operating system can become unbootable. But with a properly configured USB flash drive on hand, you'll always have a compatible replacement no further away than your pocket or keychain. In addition, the flash drive can also provide a secure browser and virus scanner, and lets you take your favorite DVD burning and Office software with you wherever you may go.
All that's needed is a bootable USB Flash drive with at least 256 MB of storage capacity and a Windows Setup CD. Using the program Bart PE Builder (Freeware), you can install Windows XP on the flash drive, along with other software as needed (and as available space permits).
Bart Lagerweij's free utility, PE Builder, condenses the original setup data for Windows XP into a slender operating system that is ready to run from a CD or a USB flash drive. This compact, portable version of Windows includes all the important system tools for dealing with a PC emergency. You can even add other programs to this collection, such as the media writing tool Nero Burning ROM or an anti-spyware package such as Ad-Aware SE Personal, during the installation process.
Additional LinksPE Builder Project home page PE Builder forums and plug-in exchange Plug-in index and supplementary information
- Expanding The Role Of USB Flash Drives
- Set The System's Boot Device Sequence
- Test Your Settings
- Add Service Pack 2
- Adding Utilities
- Ad-Aware SE Personal
- More Tools
- Adapting Hardware
- Install Windows
- Using Your USB Flash Drive
- File Rescue
- RAM Disk For Boot Problems
- Glossary: What Does It Mean?