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Windows 7: Trouble formatting a USB as a boot device. (Many many errors)

04 Apr 2012   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Key Code , Product Code same thing.


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04 Apr 2012   #22
Raindeux

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry, wasn't trying to be rude, I just didnt know if there was a difference. Yes I can read it. Want me to spout it off?

Edit: Omg I picked Ultimate, does Prem stand for premium (On the bottom of my laptop)? Should I be downloading that one, not ultimate?
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04 Apr 2012   #23
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hey , just wanted to pop in and talk about the USB formatting problem you had. A really great utility for formatting stubborn USB drives is HP USB disk storage format tool. Just something for the future as it looks like you got everything situated now.

And yes, you should be downloading home premium not ultimate.
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04 Apr 2012   #24
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And there's no need to post your key.
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04 Apr 2012   #25
Raindeux

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommyg562000 View Post
Hey , just wanted to pop in and talk about the USB formatting problem you had. A really great utility for formatting stubborn USB drives is HP USB disk storage format tool. Just something for the future as it looks like you got everything situated now.

And yes, you should be downloading home premium not ultimate.
Ok ty. I canceled the other download and chose the right option. And thanks, if I run into anymore errors I might rip my hair out. 45 minutes and I should be ready to extract


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And there's no need to post your key.
Oh ok.
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04 Apr 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

After helping with thousands of these since before Win7 release, the tools which work best are Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool which both burns DVD's or writes to Flash Stick. It works well if the ISO is fresh downloaded from Digital River or MS but can be picky otherwise about what it will write/burn.

Next best and easiest is Universal USB Installer writing to flash stick with Win7 in dropdown menu. I've never seen it fail.
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04 Apr 2012   #27
Raindeux

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After helping with thousands of these since before Win7 release, the tools which work best are Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool which both burns DVD's or writes to Flash Stick. It works well if the ISO is fresh downloaded from Digital River or MS but can be picky otherwise about what it will write/burn.

Next best and easiest is Universal USB Installer writing to flash stick with Win7 in dropdown menu. I've never seen it fail.
Is there one you would recommend over the other? Im currently fresh installing "Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO" from the link AddRAM provided. Thats the one my laptop had before it crashed. And someone said the key written on the bottom of my laptop might not work. Is that right? Seems weird it'd be written there and not be usable.

Im looking for the most user friendly option, written in as easily comprehendable terms as possible lol xD!
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04 Apr 2012   #28
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, the key will work...
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04 Apr 2012   #29
gregrocker

 

Did you see my post earlier here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Everything you need is here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Please read it over and ask back any questions. This is the way to get a perfect clean reinstall and includes everything you'll need.
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04 Apr 2012   #30
Raindeux

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you see my post earlier here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Everything you need is here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Please read it over and ask back any questions. This is the way to get a perfect clean reinstall and includes everything you'll need.
I read it and I have a question already. It said to delete all partitions not needed. Well I only have one option. Disk 0 Partition 1. But there's this message saying "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to another location." It will still let me download there if I wish to. Does this mean my hard drive is defective, or soon to be? Or should I just ignore the message?

Edit: Wait was I supposed to delete that partition and let setup create a new one? Im confused again


EDIT 2: Already got an error.
"Windows cannot install required files. make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x80070037"

I downloaded the windows ISO file. And then used that universal USB installer program to format the USB for me with windows 7 in the drop down menu. Was i supposed to extract the files first or something or what? :\
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