Windows XP was the first OS released in different variants. While designing Windows XP, Microsoft realized that there should be a separate OS for commoners, professionals and small PC tablets. That’s why; it was released in different variants: Home, Pro, Media Center Edition and Tablet PC Edition, etc. Tablet PC edition isn’t available for PCs. It’s compatible for tablets only. So, it has limited, but attractive features.
Download Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- Processor: Pentium III
- Memory: 512MB
- Hard Disk Space: 5GB
- Display: Super VGA (800 x 600)
Methods to Create Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Bootable USB (Installation Guide)
Before moving to the installation guide, you need to create a bootable USB flash drive. Since you have an ISO file, it’s important to convert it into a bootable “.exe” file. Here, I am discussing some easy methods. You can use any of them. Check them below to install Windows XP to your tablet PC.
Method # 1: Easy USB Creator 2.3.1 application (Free)
The USBCreator tool is very simple and quick. It lets you install Windows XP by using a few clicks. But you need “.NET Framework 2.0” or above to use it. Furthermore, it’s compatible for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10. Follow the instructions below to use this tool.
- Connect a USB flash drive with the PC.
- Go to the above section and download the ISO file of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
- Now, download the Easy USB Creator 2.3.1 from Here.
- Double-click the “.exe file” to install it.
- Now, launch the tool.
- It shows a sign like “…” this with ISO file option. Select this sign to add the path of Windows XP ISO file.
- Next, you will see “Destination Drive.” Select a drive where you want to save the “executable file” and click “Start.”
- The application instantly converts the ISO image into a bootable file. Within half a minute, your bootable USB is ready.
Note: If you have a zipped Windows XP ISO file, download 7-Zip Extractor. 7-Zip Extractor will extract the files from the zipped folder.
Method # 2: Bootable USB/DVD via USB Creator 2.0
If you don’t want to use a third-party tool, use this method. It involves downloading “USB Creator 2.0” that’s an official tool of Microsoft. You can download it from Microsoft’s site. Follow the below steps to create a bootable USB/DVD by using it.
- Connect the USB to your tablet PC.
- Download the ISO file from the above section.
- Select USB/DVD to save the ISO image.
- Now, open the tool “USB Creator 2.0” and select “Browse” to locate the ISO file.
- Below this option, there is “Destination Drive.”
- Select the USB drive from here.
- Now click the “Create USB” option at the bottom. The tool will start converting the ISO image into the Bootable USB.
(First, enter in BIOS to enable the option “Installation from USB”.) For this, follow the steps here.
- Restart system and press “Del” to enter BIOS. (If your system is showing any other key, like F1, F2, press it.
- Select “Advanced BIOS settings” by using Up/Down or Right/Left arrow keys.
- Press “USB as the primary boot device” and “F10” to exit BIOS.
- Now, connect your bootable USB to the system and restart it.
- First, select the PC version. Mostly it is 32-bit.
- Select “Install from USB” and click “Next” from there.
- The system starts copying files from the USB drive.
- Create partitions and assign more volume to the partition where you are installing Windows XP.
- Select a partition where you want to save Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
- It will collect information first.
- Then Dynamic Updates are installed.
- Later, it shows that it’s preparing installation.
- Now, the installation is finalized.
- Wait until the installation process is over. The process may take about 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, the PC restarts several times. Don’t press any key to interrupt the installation process.
- Now, set the time and date according to the geographical location.
- Enjoy using Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Features
Since it’s for tablet PCs, it supports a pen-sensitive screen.
It supports portrait and landscape screens and handwritten notes to facilitate professionals and businessmen.
If you are using Windows Me or Windows 98, you can upgrade to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. It supports Windows 98 and Windows Me apps and tools.
Take notes in Sticky Notes and retrieve them whenever you want to revise them. You don’t need to follow the traditional methods of taking notes on your diary.
It includes some interesting games like InkBall, Free Cell, Minesweeper, Solitaire, Hearts and many others.
The Encrypted File System facilitates you to encrypt files on an NTFS partition.
Windows Journal allows you to take handwritten notes and to illustrate drawings. You save all of them in .JNT format and export them in TIFF format. This feature was later discontinued in Windows 7 and other OS. But you can still use it in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
This edition is available only for the subscribers of MSDN and Volume License.
Tablet PC Input Panel supports touch-screen notebook PCs. So, you don’t need to use a mouse with it. Touch to scroll down the page, pinch to zoom in and swipe to move to the next page.
Remote Assistance brings timely assistance to troubleshoot all errors. You can exchange files, documents and media files with friends, business partners and colleagues. You can access any PC in the world remotely by using it.
Terminal Services Session allows you to access data from a remote computer. So, you are never away from your home PC.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition also supports Win2K and NT.
It supports IP Security, Client Services for NetWare, SNMP and Network Monitor.