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Windows 7: Running Windows 7 From USB

10 Mar 2012   #21
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

AddRAM - How did it help? I have a program called Warpia that allows me to watch TV on my TV from my computer. Every time I installed the program some how it wouldn't allow my computer to wake up when the screen blacked out and therefore I would have to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del all the time. Therefore, now I don't have to do that all the time, as when I watch a movie on my TV from my computer, I just switch over to the other boot.

Kaktussoft- Nope one is called "Main Windows" and the other is called "TV Link". I followed your advice and made it happen. Again, thanks.


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10 Mar 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Kaktussoft- Nope one is called "Main Windows" and the other is called "TV Link". I followed your advice and made it happen. Again, thanks.
As far as I know I didn't tell you how to rename those options, but you find out yourself I assume. Quite easy to make a dual boot system.

But the problem has been solved now?
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10 Mar 2012   #23
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes you did in an early post:

Every time you switch on computer you have to answer which OS to start. You can modify timeout from 30sec to 2 secs. After that timeout the default OS boots.

You can:
  • modify bootmenu timeout value
  • modify default boot entry
  • modify the name in the boot menu
I just googles it and found it on this fourm.
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10 Mar 2012   #24
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
you CAN run XP from a USB device and it runs quite well -- Just Google Hirens -- this guy got it to work.

For W7 to me the easiest way to run W7 from a USB stick is to install a small version of a decent Linux distribution on your USB - there are Loads of Linux distros that boot and run from a USB stick, install VBOX or VMWARE and run W7 as a Virtual machine from your USB stick.

You'll probably need at least a 16GB usb stick --preferably a 32 GB one. To create the VM do it on a Native machine as W7 won't normally install unless the partition assigned is around 20 GB or more. You can then copy the VM virtual disk to the USB stick -- Linux will have no trouble reading a Virtual disk created in Windows.

The performance isn't too bad BTW. USB boot is quite fast and on a decent size host most of the VM's Virtual disk will be read in to memory when the VM is powered on so I/O overhead shouldn't be horrendous.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Mar 2012   #25
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Since I have win 7 Pro I installed XP and according to the program it wasn't fast enough. I had asked about VM, but was told it wouldn't work. So that is why I've dual booted.
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11 Mar 2012   #26
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Since I have win 7 Pro I installed XP and according to the program it wasn't fast enough. I had asked about VM, but was told it wouldn't work. So that is why I've dual booted.
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On what device are you talking here

Where won't a VM work !!!

Not sure what your post is actually saying

so do you DUAL BOOT from a USB !!.

If using the Main computer Of course using VM's will work -- it's just XPMODE won't work unless you have W7 Pro or higher. Nothing to stop you using VMWARE or VBOX on any version of Windows including Windows 7 starter if you have it.

Cheers
jimbo
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