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I can’t install Windows XP from a flash drive, although I do everything correctly

Hi all! Windows XP is a morally outdated system, but it cannot be written off even now. I came across an old netbook on which I needed to install Windows XP. In the article I talk about the difficulty that arose in the installation and how to solve it; those who have not encountered it before will find it useful.

In the photo there is an Asus PC 4G netbook In the photo there is an Asus PC 4G netbook

I have installed this system many times, in all sorts of ways, since all sorts of difficulties often arise. And now another one has appeared, I don’t know why now. I did everything as usual, wrote the image onto a flash drive, and set the boot priority from it in the BIOS. But when the installation starts, a notification appears: “INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupted or missing, status 18.” I didn’t search the forums to find out what the error was, I wanted to understand what was wrong.

The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP

I took another flash drive, with a different image, the same error, although quite recently I installed it from it on another device. I tried to run the installation on another laptop, same thing. I also tried the option of launching the installation from the desktop, on a laptop with Windows XP already installed, and nothing worked either.

Then the option remains that the program for creating the image was selected incorrectly or does not work correctly. I created the image using UltraISO , apparently it is not always suitable for creating images of Windows XP. I downloaded another program — WinToFlash Lite , it definitely has a free trial period, but I didn’t look at further use. Through it I recorded the image onto the same flash drive, although the recording took about 10 minutes. This is quite a long time, compared to UltraISO , where the same image was recorded within two to three minutes.

The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP The photo shows the installation process of Windows XP

I started the installation and everything started without problems. If someone has such a problem, there is a solution. The only strange thing is that with UltraISO, I burned flash drives with Windows XP before, there was no such problem. Thank you all for your attention, subscribe to the channel and like it.

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