Windows – Is there a way to run Windows without installing it

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Is there a way to run Windows without installing it?

Something like a Linux Live-Boot CD would very useful. I need it to run a command line tool which upgrades the firmware on my Blu-Ray burner.

I already run Windows (using a Windows 7 64-bit License, I may have an 32-bit XP License still) in a VM under OpenSUSE but the virtualization layer causes the firmware tool to not find the burner.

Best Answer

  • Yes, HirenBoot has the "Mini Windows XP" feature.

    Portable Windows Xp that runs from CD/USB/Ram Drive to repair/recover dead windows operating system. It has LAN and WLAN (Wireless) Network includes 300 WiFi/Ethernet card drivers and can also be customized easily to add your own drivers in HBCD\Drivers folder.