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Windows 7: Install from USB Key

17 Jul 2009   #1
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 
Install from USB Key

ive made my USB install device and it works well, thanks for guide!

im wondering if it possible to add a folder for some of my personal data, will it interfere or will it be ok?

its because 7 is 3gb and my USB is 16GB, so its kinda wasted.


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17 Jul 2009   #2
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post
ive made my USB install device and it works well, thanks for guide!

im wondering if it possible to add a folder for some of my personal data, will it interfere or will it be ok?

its because 7 is 3gb and my USB is 16GB, so its kinda wasted.
This is exactly what i do.
All my windows installs now come off a 8GB SD card. I just replace all the relevant folders and files, depending on what build/version im installing.
I also have a My Stuff folder that has my AV, Firefox, Newsleecher, Office 2003, passwords etc in it.

No problems what so ever IME. And its so much quicker than using a DVD.
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17 Jul 2009   #3
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

yay! thats awesome man, im also using an SDHC card lol cameras FTW
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17 Jul 2009   #4
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post
yay! thats awesome man, im also using an SDHC card lol cameras FTW
Yeah, i originally did it because my netbook doesn't have a DVD drive but it does have some SD slots. And i have a few good SDHC cards lying around.
when i first saw how quickly W7 installed (11mins) i thought this was a much better way of doing things and now i use it for all my Pc's.
I keep adding to the My stuff folder as well so it helps keep the apps all up to date.
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17 Jul 2009   #5
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

ive just checked and my class 4 kingston SDHC has read speed of 20mbps, that must be why install is so fast
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