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Burn an XP VM into a portable ROM (Keyring FOB)

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Burn an XP VM into a portable ROM (Keyring FOB)


    Hi there
    I was just wondering if I could "Burn" a Virtual XP machine into a ROM -- I only need to run it to access some legacy hardware that I'll be keeping around for a good few years yet -- the ROM would ensure the XP system itself doesn't get altered in any way - I don't need Internet etc on it. I could have the ROM as a keyring FOB which would then be able to be connected to any PC I want. It would boot and operate a lot faster than by running it from a HDD or even an SSD. Only the OS and the hardware drivers / applications need to be installed. I'd use VMware on the HOST systems.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Never actually tried this, but maybe you can use some V2P solutions, then make the removable drive bootable (bcdboot and bootsect)...?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Never actually tried this, but maybe you can use some V2P solutions, then make the removable drive bootable (bcdboot and bootsect)...?
    Hi there.

    No prob making a bootable XP VM - the problem was to burn it into a ROM rather than a re-writeable drive -- the ROM would be faster than any HDD / flash drive --or even an SSD.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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Burn an XP VM into a portable ROM (Keyring FOB)
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