Microsoft released XP in October 2001 in different editions like XP Pro, Starter, and Media Center Edition, etc. Its Tablet PC Edition was released in November 2002. This edition is not available for PC. It’s a compact version of Windows XP only for tablets and notebook computers. The basic features are limited in it. However, it includes some stunning features from XP Pro to facilitate businessmen and professionals.
Microsoft stopped its official support for Windows XP. But users still want to use it for their research work or for only fun.
Related: Windows XP Pro ISO
Download Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- Memory: 512MB
- Hard Disk Space: 4GB
Methods to Create Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Bootable USB (Installation Guide)
Before installation, convert the ISO image into an executable file. For this, follow the methods below. I have discussed three easy methods in this context. Follow any of them and the installation guide.
Method # 1: Easy USB Creator 2.3.1 application (Free)
It’s a free and simple tool to convert the ISO image into an executable file. The tool can be used for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 10 and Windows Server all editions.
You can use it with “.NET Framework 2.0” or above. You can download the “.NET Framework” from Microsoft’s official site. It converts the ISO image into a bootable USB drive. It is a straightforward tool and converts Windows XP ISO image into a bootable USB drive.
- 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 the ISO file option. Select this sign to add the path of the 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 (Microsoft’s Tool)
USB Creator 2.0 tool is the official tool of Microsoft. If you don’t want to use a third-party tool, use “USB Creator 2.0.” It’s available at Microsoft’s official site. Download it from there and follow the steps given here.
- 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 of the tool. It 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.
- Reboot 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.
- Make partitions of the hard disk drive by assigning a relevant volume to each partition.
- 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 it completes the installation process. 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
It’s fully compatible with a pen-sensitive screen.
This edition supports the portrait-oriented screen and handwritten notes.
It’s only offered to MSDN and Volume License subscribers.
It has Encrypted File System to let you encrypt files on an NTFS partition.
It includes the Tablet PC Input Panel to support touch-screen notebook PCs.
Sticky Notes help you to take notes now and then while attending a meeting. You don’t need a traditional notebook and pen now.
It includes some interesting games like InkBall.
Windows Journal makes the handwritten notes taking easier for users. You use it to illustrate drawings too. It’s saved in the “.JNT” format. This feature is now discontinued in Windows 7 and the latest versions.
It has a remote assistance feature to troubleshoot problems. You can access a remote desktop by using it.
Terminal Services Session allows you to access data from a remote computer.
It supports Windows 98 and Windows Me programs. You can upgrade from both Windows OS to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition also supports Win2K and NT.
It supports IP Security, Client Services for NetWare, SNMP and Network Monitor.
Can I install it by using the Command Prompt?
No, you can’t.
Can I install Windows XP Tablet PC Edition in multiple systems by using one bootable USB?
No, you can’t. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition’s one copy is only for one user.
Can I play DOS games on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition?
Yes, but it supports only the old DOS games. You can’t play the latest DOS games.
Is it safe to use XP Tablet PC Edition now?
Microsoft has stopped security updates for it. That’s why it may be risky to use it. New viruses can attack to it.
May I get an official copy of XP Tablet PC Edition from Microsoft?
Yes you can forward a request to Microsoft to get its copy.
Are the people still using Windows XP around the world?
Yes, about 7% of people are using it for fun or for research work.