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    XP on a flash card

    Is it possible to install XP on a compact flash card and make it read-only and use the hard drive for swap files etc. or do you have to use Windows XP embedded to make an image file for the flash card. I have heard that Windows embedded is a very tricky program to use.


    Thanks for any help


    Craig

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    Yes, it's possible.
    If you search the forums here, there is a tutorial.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Yup, very tricky to use.

    If you're going this route, forget the swap file altogether. Just use enough ram that you shouldn't have to worry. When I had my sys setup in Read Only, I didn't use a swap at all. I have 512mb ram, seems to be fine. Could watch movies, cruise the internet, play music, etc.


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    just remember that flash cards have a limited number of read / write cycles, therefore eventually it will fail.

    I used some for an embedded pc for work a while ago and had to replace them all within 6 months, i'd go with DiskOnChip, thats what i replaced the flash with. Yes it is still a type of flash but more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pate60 View Post
    just remember that flash cards have a limited number of read / write cycles, therefore eventually it will fail.

    I used some for an embedded pc for work a while ago and had to replace them all within 6 months, i'd go with DiskOnChip, thats what i replaced the flash with. Yes it is still a type of flash but more durable.
    Not read/write cycles, thought it was just write cycles. Hence the read-only.
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    could be cant remember.

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