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Windows 7: Bootable Usb

18 Jan 2010   #1
friwise

Windows 7
 
 
Bootable Usb

Hello!!!!!
I have a bootable Usb for the Windows professional and since I already installed them to my laptop I want to make the usb normal again so that I can listan to music etc.
How do I do that?
I guess many of you can light me on this


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18 Jan 2010   #2
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

just reformat the USB drive NTFS
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18 Jan 2010   #3
friwise

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
just reformat the USB drive NTFS
Thank you very much.
I formated it and now I will try to work it!!!!
hehehe
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18 Jan 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

USB sticks perform better when formatted in in Fat32. Read/write is faster.
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18 Jan 2010   #5
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
USB sticks perform better when formatted in in Fat32. Read/write is faster.
This is mostly true. It just prevent unnecessary reads and writes to the NTFS metadata crap.
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18 Jan 2010   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

when formatted FAT and you plug them in and unplug them with out using safely remove hardware and then go to plug them back in somewhere else you will get the system wanting to run check disk on them just like Windows 98 days but when formatted NTFS you don't get that all the time
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18 Jan 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
USB sticks perform better when formatted in in Fat32. Read/write is faster.
This is mostly true. It just prevent unnecessary reads and writes to the NTFS metadata crap.
True and worse than you think. You never want to format a USB Memory drive anything but FAT32. Why? Because if you format it NTFS you shorten the life of your memory stick by 2/3. That is because NTFS writes, date, date modified, date accessed, etc. and all the ACLs permissions etc. All those writes go against your 10,000 read/writes. Even just opening the file NTFS updates the data.
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18 Jan 2010   #8
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

yes but with flash drive prices anymore who cares they are throw away
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18 Jan 2010   #9
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

a couple other things to take into account is that in order to store files larger than 4 gigs in size you would need NTFS file system plus if you have a flash drive over 32 gigs in size again you would need NTFS
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18 Jan 2010   #10
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
yes but with flash drive prices anymore who cares they are throw away
Point taken...however I keep buying the newer ones that are 32GB and 64GB not so cheap. <grin>. But on a 2GB that is just a file transfer flash drive that you don't care about the data...I would do that.
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