The other day I had to install Windows XP on a very old laptop and it took quite a bit to get a bootable USB stick created and slipstream the necessary drivers to recognize the IDE drivers.
These instructions are for Windows XP:
- Download Novicorp WinToFlash (no Rufus will not work)
- Download nLite
- Download DriverPacks BASE
- Download the required DriverPacks
Extract your copy of Windows XP to a local drive, use DriverPacks BASE to slipstream (inject) the DriverPacks you require. Use nLite to create an ISO from the directory. Finally use WinToFlash to burn the image to USB.
I tried Rufus and it did not work, WinToFlash does some additional magic to make the USB drive bootable on very picky motherboards.