Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How can I make a bootable pendrive on Windows 7

26 Jan 2010   #1
Gils

Win 7 Familial Edition
 
 
How can I make a bootable pendrive on Windows 7

Hi,

I don't really know if my post is in the right forum section, but here is the idea.
Since I installed windows 7 on my new laptop, a MSI Ex625, I encountered some problems.

- I have some buttons, one of them is used to choose the alimentation mode of the laptop. An other button used to put my laptop on the "cinema pro" mode which activates my subwoofer and improves the video quality.

- I can't install Quicktime anymore and use iTunes (but it is another problem).

So, I contacted the MSI support and they told me to install the drivers for my laptop from their original website. That operation done, nothing changed. So they asked me to make an upgrade of my BIOS.

The fact is that I never performed that before and I am still looking on how to boot from a pen drive in order to install the new version of the bios. Would anyone know how to make a bootable pendrive for win 7?

Any help is welcome.
Thank you for watching


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Jan 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

A guide for making a bootable USb for bios flashing

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...eeDOS&p=225900


You should be able to download the bios from your boards official site,
Once you get a bootable USB, place bios on the USb and boot from it.

Remeber, youll need to set you bios to boot from the USB drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #3
Gils

Win 7 Familial Edition
 
 

Thank you very much, gonna check this out right now.

Well here is the problem :
" If you have followed the guide above and have a working bootable USB pen drive then you can easily use it for say, flashing your bios....here's how."

The above article mentions how to create a floppy disk for xp, right. Since the HP program dosen't work on my machine, I'm still searching. And the USB explainations sounds to me a little weird.

When I tried once to flash I had this message :
" Pen drive without operating system
Remove pen drive and reboot."

There was only on the pen drive the files for the bios' flash.

So I guess that something is missing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 Jan 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You need to format and setup the USB with the boot files to make the USB bootable.

Edited previous post with a different guide that may be a bit clearer/easier to follow.
Its more up to date than 1st one I linked.

Once you get the USB made bootable, then place your bios files on it and boot.

The HP tool will work under Win7 64bit, and should be able to most, (almost all) USBs bootable. Theres a handful that are incompatable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #5
Gils

Win 7 Familial Edition
 
 

Well, the program provided on that website seems to work.
But when I choice the Bootfiles provided by the website mentionned above I get this error message :

"The user-supplied DOS system files are not compatible with FAT32".
By the way it is mentionned for windows vista... anything changes from vista to seven?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use the BIOS Utilly on MSI web site.


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2010   #7
Gils

Win 7 Familial Edition
 
 

Well I already tried to follow that track. Since there is no bios utility... It doesn't really help. The three only files contained in the utility file are 2 program updates for the camera and the system control manager which I already reinstalled a few days ago.

So i'm going to mount a virtual floppy drive then get the boot files back to copy them to the usb drive. I shall see if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can format as NTFS and chack the box to make bootable

Then puit your bios on there. It should work just fine, specially if you ahve a larger PEN drive like a 4gb
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How can I make a bootable pendrive on Windows 7




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
not able to make sdcard pendrive bootable
Want to install Windows 7 ultimate 64bit in Windows XP sp3 32bit. My DVD writer is not working. I have 8gb sdcard inserted in card reader and using them as a pen drive. I am not able to make sdcard pendrive bootable. Already wasted 3 days. Please help me. i would be very thankful....
Hardware & Devices
bootable Pendrive
Hello, Can u help me to create bootable usb Pendrive to install after windows? please give tutorial for it. thanks in advanced.
General Discussion
How to fit in Windows 7 SP1 into bootable 4GB pendrive
Recently I downloaded Windows 7 SP1 x32/x64 ISO and I want to make bootabale pendrive. The whole file size is 3.8GB on disk and can't fit in my 4GB pendrive which is actually just around 3.6GB in capacity. I need around 123MB more free space. Is there any file that I can remove from Windows 7...
Installation & Setup
2 bootable ISO's on 1 pendrive
just got myself a 16GB Kingston Drive and what i want to do is put 2 or more bootable images on there create my own boot menu so i can choose what to use when i need it saves carrying a bunch of CD's e.g. 1 x windows 7 ultimate install 1 x windows 7 basic install 1 x Hiren's boot CD ...
Customization
Unable to make Windows 7 bootable DVD
Well I'm new over here... So here is what I did: I 've Windows 7 basically extracted files. I have tired to put it on a dvd and burn it, burning process was fairly easy I thought I've a bootable DVD now. Then I tired it in a desktop computer and set to boot from CD. To my...
Installation & Setup
Make Windows 7 Bootable Drive
Hi I have been trying to solve the following problem for a few days now but I am finding it difficult to find the answer. When I installed windows 7 64 Ultimate I set up a multiboot machine from within Vista, I installed windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives (one HD per OS). The...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App