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Windows 7: Running Windows 7 From USB

09 Mar 2012   #1
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Running Windows 7 From USB

I know this is a strange request, but there is a program I use somewhat, but when I install it onto my computer is cause some problems as I have posted here and to the manufactor as well, but no one has the answer for me. So I was thinking, is there away to insert my USB drive into the port, tell the BOIS to book from USB (which my computer can do), and run windowns from it. Then install my program onto the USB and everytime I what to run this one program, it will run from the USB and not my computer?


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09 Mar 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

you'd better install win7 again and use it as dual boot.
What are the problems anyway? Did you post original problem as well? please post link
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09 Mar 2012   #3
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Here is the link to my problem

Program/Drivers Doesn't work well

Dual boot? Is there a tutorial on how to make a dual boot as, and then how do I tell windows 7 which one to boot from?

Sorry about the dumb questions, but thanks for the help in advance.
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09 Mar 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can't run Windows from a USB device. You can install Windows 7 from a flash drive, as many of us do that already, but you can't install to and run from a USB device. The performance would be unusable, even if it would complete.
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09 Mar 2012   #5
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay when I say USB device I mean a flash drive. Sorry about the termology.
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09 Mar 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's still included in what I said above. You can't install Windows 7 to a flash drive....just from a flash drive.
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09 Mar 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Here is the link to my problem

Program/Drivers Doesn't work well

Dual boot? Is there a tutorial on how to make a dual boot as, and then how do I tell windows 7 which one to boot from?

Sorry about the dumb questions, but thanks for the help in advance.
Assume you want winxp, vista, win7 all on one computer. winxp in first partition, win7 in second, vista on third.

A boot manager you already have!! it's the win7 bootmanager. You also already have a bootmenu. Since only win7 is there as the only operating system it doesn't display it.

This is just an example.
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First thing to do:
  • Make a partition somewhat smaller, so shrink it.
  • Make a new partition in the created unused space. (30GB is enough when used only for the strange application)
  • Install windows the normal way in that partition
It will update the bootmenu automatically. Will send you links later
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09 Mar 2012   #8
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks and I'll be waiting.
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09 Mar 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

4. Click on the Install now button. (See screenshot below)

5. When you get to this point, select the partition (step 2) or hard drive to install Windows 7 on. (See screenshot below)

6. Finish installing Windows 7.
NOTE: You would do step 9 on at that link to finish installing Windows 7.

7. When finished, restart the computer to have the option to boot Win7 old (Earlier Verision of Windows) or Windows 7. (See screenshot below)



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09 Mar 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

but first shrink the volume, to make space for new installation
Partition or Volume - Shrink
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