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Old April 3, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Default WinXP Pro x64 Installation Problem

Hi there, I put a WinXP iso file on my USB Flash drive, everything's ok until the Windows installation part, where it shows how much time is left at the installation, "Setup will completed approximately: 13 minutes"
There, i get errors like "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
If i just click "Ok" to all the errors, i'll be able to log in WinXP, but i won't be able to do anything, like install a program, it will tell me the same error message
Anyone knows what to do? Would be really appreciate, thx!

Bytheway, i used WinToFlash

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Old April 3, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Sounds like your boot order is wrong in your bios, or the flash drive is getting assigned as drive C:

Make sure your hard drive is the first boot device.
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Old April 3, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Sounds like your boot order is wrong in your bios, or the flash drive is getting assigned as drive C:

Make sure your hard drive is the first boot device.
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Or he has another USB device like a card reader installed throwing off the drive assignment.
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Old April 3, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Yes I agree with the above posts perhaps if you get a chance install it from CD/DVD instead and that should resolve the issue instantly. Also may I ask why your installing Win XP 64 Pro? Most software from my understanding was never really compatible so really the only improvement would be the "+4GB RAM).

Just my 2 cents gl :)
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Yes I agree with the above posts perhaps if you get a chance install it from CD/DVD instead and that should resolve the issue instantly. Also may I ask why your installing Win XP 64 Pro? Most software from my understanding was never really compatible so really the only improvement would be the "+4GB RAM).

Just my 2 cents gl :)
XP x64 believe it or not ran very well with most software. It got a HORRIBLE reputation which it really should not have deserved.

The biggest issue was the world was not ready for a 64bit OS :P
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Yes I agree with the above posts perhaps if you get a chance install it from CD/DVD instead and that should resolve the issue instantly. Also may I ask why your installing Win XP 64 Pro? Most software from my understanding was never really compatible so really the only improvement would be the "+4GB RAM).

Just my 2 cents gl :)
Because i don't have a CD/DVD Drive
And yeah, i want WinXp x64 because i have 8Gb ram

I had Win7, worked ok, but had some bugs here and there =(
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Old April 3, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Sounds like your boot order is wrong in your bios, or the flash drive is getting assigned as drive C:

Make sure your hard drive is the first boot device.
I did everything you wrote, putting the good boot order, even unplugging my 2nd hard drive, and i still got the errors (first being about the RUNDLL32.exe, followed by many others)

I noticed the flash drive's letter seems to change often though, maybe it changed during the installation process? How could i put it "fix" ?

If any of you have other solutions, i'll try them all! Thank you!
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why don't you try to use a DVD unit? maybe borrow one from your friends? nobody in your area on this forum would be able to help you?
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why don't you try to use a DVD unit? maybe borrow one from your friends? nobody in your area on this forum would be able to help you?
Well I ask at first, if someone knows a way around that problem, but I did borrowed my brother's DVD unit, and I'm installing right now, soon I'll know if it works or notm i'll let you guys know
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You could try pulling the usb drive after the "Copying Files...." part of the install.
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