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The following tutorial covers the process of creating a CentOS 5 USB flash drive using Windows and the LiveUSB Creator. Once CentOS is installed, it will operate just like the CentOS live cd. A persistence feature is not being utilized in this tutorial so you will NOT be able to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots. A little background info on CentOS; CentOS is an Enterprise class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public. This version of Linux is commonly used by many popular web hosting companies as a Linux server platform due to its extreme stability. We can use the Fedora LiveUSB Creator to install CentOS to a flash drive.