Sometimes it is useful for the user to have an information medium with a working and customized copy of Windows.
With such a medium, you can start any computer, and settings and documents will always be with you.
True, installing Windows on an external hard drive or USB flash drive has a few nuances.
Download and install PE Builder, which allows you to create and install a compact version of the operating system on a USB flash drive or external hard drive.
Decide on the set of plug-ins that you want to see on your portable version of the operating system. The plugins are located in the plugin subfolder of the PE Builder installation directory.
Run the PE Builder program. Enter the path to the installation disk of your version of Windows XP in the "source" field.
Using the "Plugins" button, check the plug-ins that you want to install and add new ones using the "add" button.
Click on the "Build" button and wait for the process to finish.
Run the peinst.cmd file located in the pluginpeinst subdirectory of the PE Builder installation directory.
Click the "1" button and enter the path containing the prepared version of Windows, collected in step 5.
Click "2" and specify the path to your external hard drive or USB flash drive.
To perform the installation on the media you specified, first press the "5" button and then "1".
Now you can use your portable drive on any computer.