How to make a bootable usb drive from a VHD Virtualvox file

remixislandmusic

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I have a Windows XP VM in VirtualBox on my computer. I would like to put the VHD from this VM onto a USB stick and boot from it. Is this possible? Can I turn this VHD into an Iso and then write it to a USB drive? Most guides are for writing win 10 vhds to isos from the command prompt and they don't work with my iso. Also i tried to use the command line using virtualbox to convert the vhd to an iso. I have done this in the past, however it doesnt work with this VHD.
 
I done a while ago by creating a VM in VirtualBox and install Windows on it, then image it (create a drive image to be used later).
Restore the image but without booting from it.
I restored the image with Acronis into the computer.
It will boot and ask for drivers.

You could accomplish the same easier by using SysPrep
 

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Ok thanks for your help. I have got a xp vm all set up. It was a pain since my mouse didnt work. i had to use my keyboard to install the Guest additions cd to make it work. I will try the sysprep, however i likely will get confused.
 
The VHD files are saved in your computer (C:\Users\[username]\VirtualBox VMs).
Like I previously stated, I used Acronis to restore the VHD
I copy the VHD file to a USB disk
Boot the computer using a Acronis recovery USB flash drive
Restore the image using Acronis Universal Restore into the target computer.
 

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