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Windows 7: Booting vista from usb drive

29 Aug 2009   #1
samsorz

Windows 7
 
 
Booting vista from usb drive

Salutations everyone!

This is my first post and hopefully its going in the right place.

I am currently trying to install Windows 7 Professional RTM to my computer. After installing it onto my laptop, I followed the same exact steps to install the 64 bit version instead of the 32 bit on my netbook. A problem that occured is that when I go on the bios, there is several options to boot from, and none of them are working. I tried USB-CD, USB-FDD, USB-HDD and none are working... Does anyone have any suggestions?


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29 Aug 2009   #2
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Do you have a setting called Legacy USB in your BIOS? If so, enable it.
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29 Aug 2009   #3
samsorz

Windows 7
 
 

yes it was already enabled
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29 Aug 2009   #4
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Can you set it to boot only from the USB? In other words, turn off all other boot options? Sometimes just setting the USB first in the boot order isn't enough, it has to be the only option.
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29 Aug 2009   #5
samsorz

Windows 7
 
 

haha yes, i tried making them all USB-HDD, USB-HDD, USB-HDD, its funny cause i found an old dvd disk and installed it with that, so that means the files are fine... but I really want to find out why it wont let me install from the usb drive hm..

thanks for the responses btw
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29 Aug 2009   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You need to have special files on there for it to allow it to boot from it. You might try dmex's tool, though I am not sure you can access the page to view it....

If not, just send him a PM asking for it. His tool allows you to install from a USB drive. Pretty cool.

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~Lordbob
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29 Aug 2009   #7
samsorz

Windows 7
 
 

i sent him a pm, thanks
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29 Aug 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samsorz View Post
haha yes, i tried making them all USB-HDD, USB-HDD, USB-HDD, its funny cause i found an old dvd disk and installed it with that, so that means the files are fine... but I really want to find out why it wont let me install from the usb drive hm..

thanks for the responses btw
Sorry but could you tell us what method you used to put it on the USB?
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29 Aug 2009   #9
samsorz

Windows 7
 
 

followed technet instructions, using diskpart, select disk 1, clean, create partition primary, format fs=fat32 quickj, active, exit then drag and drop files
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30 Aug 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samsorz View Post
followed technet instructions, using diskpart, select disk 1, clean, create partition primary, format fs=fat32 quickj, active, exit then drag and drop files
Ah, I attempted a very simular thing last night.. became a two hour project. Then Brink suggested this tutorial, I used the first method and it worked perfectly!
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