1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

How to backup Windows XP OS onto Flash Drive 64 GB

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Coco767, Dec 26, 2017.

Advertisement
  1. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    If I can't boot it on my USB stick, can I at least run a bootable image?
     
  2. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
    It was explained to you earlier that the Win XP install that came with your laptop isn't going to work properly on different hardware
    You need to buy a retail version and that's not going to be easy for such an old Windows OS.

    3-D Pinball can be found for download on the Internet and it does run on newer versions of Windows.
     
  3. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Oh. Oops. Sorry.

    Good to remember.
     
  4. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I want the 3-D pinball built in on Windows XP, by the way. Posting this on 8% phone battery with battery saver on, on 3G data, gotta go. Switch to a different phone.
     
  5. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
  6. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    It is already installed on the computer. I wanted to use it the 3-D pinball on other computers.
     
  7. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
    Download it off of one of the many web sites offering it on the Internet.
     
  8. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    I have formatted my SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64 GB flash drive to NTFS a few days ago, all well so far. Haven't gotten farther than formatting my flash drive yet, though. Need some help from you guys, and planning to Google on how, and if any of you guys can tell me how, that would be greatly appreciated, also. Will follow up any Google advice with you guys before I do anything.
     
  9. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
    What is it you want to do?
     
  10. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Be able to boot Windows XP from a USB flash drive. And be able to get an image, also.

    Can I install that 3-D pinball file on other, newer computers and still be able to use it? If it is a file in that link, that is.
     
  11. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
    I thought it was settled Windows wouldn't boot from a USB flash drive.

    Did you find imaging software that could save an image to a USB flash drive?

    I don't know if 3D will run from your XP file on another computer or not.
    Try it.
     
  12. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Battery at 15%, either switching phones or continuing tomorrow. Will try to see XP 3-D pinball file will work on Win7 PC- any sites where I can download it onto flash drive then transfer to pc or download file on phone and transfer to pc from phone?
     
  13. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Hi. Do you know any sites where the 3-D pinball file might be? Also, any reccomended imaging programs for XP?
     
  14. Johnny-be-Good

    Johnny-be-Good

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,493
    First Name:
    John
    In the past, I used Acronis for imaging XP, but I don't remember if it would recognize a USB flash drive as a backup destination.
     
  15. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1201744