Friday, December 1, 2006

Portable Windows on USB

Using BartPe to build a portable Windows installation to put on a CD with anti-spyware and a secure browser etc. is relatively easy. I have done this myself quite a few times and I always get decent results. Because it's a CD it's invulnerable to virus attack etc. (assuming some sort of virus doesn't get transferred from the PC which it's made from, but that's highly unlikely).

Now I just learned today that you can actually install a minimal version of Windows (as small as only 256MB) onto a USB drive and boot from that in the case of hardware failure or if you just want a secure browser for online shopping, or for whatever reason.

There's a good guide here.

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