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Windows 7: Bootable USB drive


15 Jan 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 
Bootable USB drive

I have several cd's of utilities such as Parted Magic, Partition Wizzard, Vista recovery etc. I also have iso files of most of them. What I would like to do is burn them all to one bootable USB drive that will give a menu when I boot to it. Can someone tell me how to do this? Thanks for any help.


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15 Jan 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Definitely. What I use very effectively is Grub4Dos
I have
Hirens 13
Win 7 System Repair
Partition Wizard 5.2, 4.2
Macrium Rescue
Puppy Linux - preservation mode with 512 MB preserve space.
MBR Backup

On a 4GB USB flash with room to spare.

Some duplication with Hirens since it has so much including it's own DOS, mini XP and linux environments.

ADD: This is a good starting point. You will need to play around with the menu.lst to get your best customization.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-mu...multiboot-usb/
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15 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I have been reading about Grub4dos and it sounds interesting, however it is a bit cha;;anging for a non linux non dos user. But, I'm working on it! Thanks.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have been reading about Grub4dos and it sounds interesting, however it is a bit cha;;anging for a non linux non dos user. But, I'm working on it! Thanks.
You won't regret it! Little effort great return.
Maintenance is basically as simple as swapping over the ISO.
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