LiveCD's allow you to launch operating systems, without having to install them on the hard drive first. This kind of format is usually used in many Linux distributions.
If you want to have a LiveCD of your Windows XP, then you need a tool like PE Builder, available for all users, something that can't be said of the utility that Microsoft provides, known as Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE).
PE Builder is a complete application that allows you to create a LiveCD version of the operating system, that will be known as BartPE (Bart Preinstalled Environment), from the system's installation files that are stored on the hard drive or, if not, by using your Windows installation CD.
But as well as the system files, it includes the possibility to add other applications that can be of some use. Finally, to build this LiveCD version of our system we can choose between saving it in ISO format to store it temporarily on the hard drive or burn it straight to a CD from the same application.
PE Builder offers a solution to have Windows XP in LiveCD format. Download PE Builder for free and launch XP without needing to install it on the hard drive
Requirements and additional information:
This download works on Windows 2000, Windows XP SP1, Windows 2003 and BartPE.
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