Booting from USB Devices

Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 supports booting from USB flash devices. Given the wide availability of external USB ports on PC boards and the rapidly falling cost of USB devices, USB boot media are a cost-effective alternative to compact flash.

In This Section

Requirements for USB Boot
Specifies the BIOS requirements, and USB media formatting and performance requirements, for booting from USB devices.
USB Boot Limitations
Discusses limitations and cautions related to USB boot.
Booting XPe from USB
Provides the procedure for building a USB bootable image.
Troubleshooting USB Boot
Provides suggestions for troubleshooting USB boot.

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