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Windows 7: How: Win7 ISO to USB Flash, bootable.

23 Mar 2013   #1
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How: Win7 ISO to USB Flash, bootable.

Right now, I'm formating a new USB flash/thumb (whatever the dang thing is called now adays) on my Vista desktop.

I will be trying to place an already downloaded ISO of Win7 onto it.

I assume all I have to do is format the USB Drive with the option, 'Create an MS-DOS startup disk', selected?

Then use either ISODisk or ImgBurn to transfer the ISO of Win7 to the 16GB USB Flash Drive?

My goal is to use the USB Flash to install Win7 onto a freshly erase and formatted hard drive of my acer aspire laptop which came with Win7 Prem. Home.


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23 Mar 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello mawil,

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to if you like.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Afterwards, see also: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Mar 2013   #3
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello mawil,

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to if you like.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Afterwards, see also: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I think that'll do it!
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23 Mar 2013   #4
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello mawil,

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to if you like.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Afterwards, see also: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I formatted the USB drive using Vista format command.

If your available, I downloaded the ISO X17-24208,
(http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/x17-24208 with SP1 (bootable))
which is supposed to be Windows 7 Premium Home Edition 32 bit,, and located it on the desktop.

I downloaded and installed the USB Win7 Instal. Key Drive Create,

I thought it was happening but An error message, Please check you USB device and ISO selected (how do I do that!) and try again, I tried again and same thing.
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23 Mar 2013   #5
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mawil1013 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello mawil,

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to if you like.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Afterwards, see also: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I formatted the USB drive using Vista format command.

If your available, I downloaded the ISO X17-24208,
(http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/x17-24208 with SP1 (bootable))
which is supposed to be Windows 7 Premium Home Edition 32 bit,, and located it on the desktop.

I downloaded and installed the USB Win7 Instal. Key Drive Create,

I thought it was happening but An error message, Please check you USB device and ISO selected (how do I do that!) and try again, I tried again and same thing.
A Google search with the phrase "Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again" produced the following as the first link;

What to do when Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool won't format USB

HTH
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23 Mar 2013   #6
mawil1013

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A Google search with the phrase "Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again" produced the following as the first link;

What to do when Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool won't format USB

HTH[/QUOTE]

Just completed the above, tired again and got error; selected usb device f;\(removable disk) in use by another program please close all apps and try again,

I rebooted the PC, tried again only to get same result, in use by a DELETE THIS!

EDIT: My error! selected the wrong drive, is now working, thank you soooooooo much for your help! you were a GodSend as they say!!!
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23 Mar 2013   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi mawil1013,

The easiest way to create a bootable Windows 7 Installation pendrive is to use WiNToBootic. Unfortunately the author's website is not accessible right at this moment. WiNToBootic - the ultimate Windows 7/8 USB Boot Disk Maker

WiNToBootic: Drag & Drop ISO Image To Create Windows Boot Disk/USB

Next best is to create one using Rufus. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Provided your pendrive is good and your ISO not corrupt, you should sail through happily. Try.
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