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Fast-Nop40301107d"no linux way to make a simple usb bootable from iso" - in Linux Mint: open the file manager (Nemo), right click on ISO, click "Make bootable USB stick", select USB stick, done.
Hazarth7121107dYeah, you can't just install Win XP and pretend like you're not in the year 2001. Every application you want to download and run on your win xp will have to be a release from 2006 tops. And you have to make sure you get 32bit apps if you're running a non 64bit version of XP.
Also keep in mind what sort of BIOS are you using. Old XP probably doesn't mesh well with UEFI, you will need to switch to Legacy booting probably to even boot that install CD.
That system is two decades old now, you will need to treat is as such. I don't think I ever even managed to boot an XP from anything else than an actual CD back in the day, should be possible but I suspect that depends on your Legacy bios
Fast-Nop40301107d@Hazarth XP-64 existed in principle, but never got traction because the hardware manufacturers didn't bother to make drivers.
Also, even Win 7 didn't come with USB3 support ot of the box, that had to be installed after the fact. Means, you cannot expect to boot such an old Windows from a USB3 port.
My Asus mobo from 2010, well after XP, supported booting from USB in theory, but it was so much tinkering and even then unreliable that burning a DVD was my solution. That worked - with an internal SATA DVD drive ofc, not an external USB one.
Why does retro box sound familiar ?
DUDE USE DOSBOX !
Retro box was for playing i486 games on pentium 2