What’s on your USB key ?

Posted Tue, Dec 28 2004 11:07 by bill

I read some great lists of software people have on their USB keys, but so far no-one has included one very very important thing … the ability to boot of the key !

On my USB key I have dos 6.2 and windows 3.1 and I can boot of the key and run windows 3.1 GUI   Amazingly, that weighs in at about 8 MB for windows, and about 3 MB for DOS and a ntfs file reader, and of course Ghost.  On the pen I also have Dell’s diagnostics software.


So with my meager, (old) , 64 MB pen, I can boot to windows (albeit 3.1) , perform all hardware diagnostics for my laptop,  etc, and still have 45 MB free space on it 

What’s on your USB key ?

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# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 6:57 PM by bill

I have my RSA certificates and my PGP keyring on it

# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Friday, December 31, 2004 1:19 AM by bill

Hey Bill, traced you over from Bill Ryan's blog..

i'm not sure where i left my brain, but i've never actually thought about using the key for anything other than bringing files home to work with (that was actually why i paid the fugly $189 for it!!!!).

I've now seen the light...excellent idea!! gonna fill out my meagre 256mb usb key with useful stuff now!

# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Friday, December 31, 2004 2:11 AM by bill

don't forget to load Windows 3.1 on there just for fun ......

hmmm... that reminds me... I should try to find the old trumpet winsock and Netscape 1.2

# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Friday, December 31, 2004 11:41 AM by bill

i'm going to try NOT to load winblows 3.1 onto it but i definitely need the dell diagnostics software and ghost...

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# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:34 PM by bill

Files are on my USB key

# re: What’s on your USB key ?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 6:59 PM by bill

Puppy linux boot, portable browser and email client... oh yeah and files

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