2022 Tips| How to Clone Windows XP to USB Drive

If you are still using Windows XP, it is wise to clone it to a USB drive in case it suddenly breaks or fails to boot, resulting in losing all data. Don’t hesitate! let's ensure your data!

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Updated by Gemma on Sep 22, 2022
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  1. 1. Why Should You Cloning Windows XP to USB Drive
  2. 2. Cloning Software Recommendation - EaseUS Disk Copy
  3. 3. Easily Clone Windows XP to USB Drive
  4. 4. How to Make Windows XP Bootable

Why Should You Cloning Windows XP to USB Drive

It is necessary and useful to clone your Windows XP for the simple reason that it can not only reduce the risks caused by the bugs of Windows XP, but also bring you a lot of convenience of cloning it in the USB drive:

  • Windows XP bugs

1. No Microsoft service and Windows Server support
2. Easy to crash, and be attacked by viruses
3. Sometimes fail to boot

  • Benefits after cloning

1. No fear of system breaking or viruses attacking
2. Ensure data security
3. Boot Windows XP on other PCs at any time

Cloning Software Recommendation - EaseUS Disk Copy

We recommend EaseUS Disk Copy to help you clone Windows XP to a USB drive. EaseUS Disk Copy is able to clone an entire disk, or selectively clone part of the partitions, system, or files. It also supports Windows XP, which many cloning software can't do. What’s more, it can offer great help when you want to upgrade your disk to a larger HDD or SSD.

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  • Advantages :

1. Simple and clean interface
2. Easy to use
3. Reliable and fast
4. Offer free trial before buying

Easily Clone Windows XP to USB Drive With EaseUS Disk Copy

Before you're ready to clone, there are a few more things to note:

  • Preparations

1. A USB drive having sufficient free space (bigger than System Drive)
Note: Check it through “File Explorer > System Drive (C: Drive) > Properties > General > Used Space”

check used space
2. Check whether the style of the USB drive and the partition is MBR, if not, initialize them

initialize disk
3. Download a reliable cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy

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  • Procedure 

When everything is ready, you can clone WinXP according to the following steps:

Connect the external devices to your computer in advance.

Step 1: Choose "Disk mode" and select a source disk, then click "Next".

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2: Select the external hard drive as the destination disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3: A warning message tells you that the data on the destination disk will be erased. Click "OK" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.

confirm the message

Step 4: Edit the disk layout and then click "Proceed" to continue.

check the diak layout

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete.

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How to Make Windows XP Bootable

After you successfully clone Windows XP, you may encounter the problem of how to make Windows XP bootable on the USB drive. Here are the exact steps:
Step 1. Connect the USB drive to a computer
Step 2. Enter the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing F1/F2/F10/F12/Del
Step 3. Locate and navigate to the boot order options in BIOS

bios setup utility
Step 4. Make changes to the boot order

set boot order bios
Step 5. Click Exit Saving Changes and restart the computer


We have reason to believe that with the help of EaseUS Disk Copy, you can easily complete the whole process. If you want to clone Windows 11/10 to a USB drive, please read the following article:
How to Clone Windows 11/10 to USB Drive on Your Own

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