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Windows 7: Asus U30JC - Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

25 Apr 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

There is no reason to buy a new copy of Ultimate since you own Home Premium which came with the laptop and has approx $100 value you'd be wasting by not using it. Unless you actually need Ultimate for one of it's few extra expensive features, you can use Ultimate elsewhere. Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

To reinstall the licensed version to the new HD follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything you need including the latest official Home Premium installer is there to get and keep a perfect install.



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25 Apr 2013   #12
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The largest flash drive I have is 1GB so I'll have to get back to you on that. Thanks for your help so far.
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25 Apr 2013   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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25 Apr 2013   #14
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
OK^. Lets take the DVD out of the equation for now - there is another to do this.

You can boot from a USB drive and install Windows 7 using that.

You will need:

1. A 4GB USB flash drive - the entire USB drive will be formatted in Step 3 (see below)
2. The Windows 7 ISO you want to install
3. The Windows 7 USB Tool to write the ISO into a bootable format on the USB flash drive
4. A Product Key to authorise the installation

On a working Windows 7 computer, insert the USB flash drive, download and install the Windows 7 USB Tool. Open it and browse to the location that you saved the Windows 7 ISO too. Click 'Next' so the ISO is written to the USB drive.

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When complete, boot from the USB flash drive using the ESC key to select it from the one time boot menu. Install Windows, then activate it with the product key you received.

I did all that and now I've got a black screen with a blinking white underscore.
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25 Apr 2013   #15
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've given it about an hour and it's still a black screen with a blinking white underscore. Not sure where to go from here.
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25 Apr 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Did you even read my post? You could already be installed with the latest official ISO for your licensed version provided in the tutorial.
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25 Apr 2013   #17
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you even read my post? You could already be installed with the latest official ISO for your licensed version provided in the tutorial.
I tried that but the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool got all the way through writing it onto the flash drive and then told me that it couldn't find boot sect so it wouldn't work.
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25 Apr 2013   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try a new download of the proper iso file, for some reason they are picky and don't work the first time.
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25 Apr 2013   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It sounds as if the ISO might be bad, or the USB tool didn't work properly - can you try it again?
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25 Apr 2013   #20
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Tried it again. Same message:

Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable.
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