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Windows 7: Flash Drive USB Windows 7

28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Flash Drive USB Windows 7

Hello Sevens

I recently started fixing a couple of computers for my stepsister and among them is a Mini-Laptop which has no DVD Drive. Previously I had fixed other Minis with USB Windows, but this time after following all of these steps: Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive it doesn't seem to boot and yes I changed the BIOS to boot from USB first.

I have an 8GB Kingston - Data Traveler Vault Privacy Flash Drive, also in My Computer the Flash Drive shows the Windows 7 icon, but first option is Open not Install which leads me to believe it is something wrong with the bootsect, but Command Prompt said it was successful.

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28 Nov 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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28 Nov 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot the flash stick using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key - it may be listed under HD's.

Sometimes you have to try another method or two to get it to boot. The one I use which always works for me is UltraISO trial version: On File tab Open ISO, then on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write.

Another easy method is Win2Flash: YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)
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29 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ery, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Warning box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to also help with installing Windows 7 from a USB flash drive.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
That tool doesn't allow me to make ISO file out of my Windows 7 Disk.
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29 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ery,

You can use the free program ISODisk to create a ISO from a CD/DVD to use with the other program to make a bootable USB flash drive with.
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29 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks, but still it will not boot. I am trying to see if I can enable USB FDD, but I have no idea how to open Advanced BIOS in HP Mini 110 BIOS version F.19 any help?
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29 Nov 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Usually you will see what key to press to enter either Setup or BIOS at boot. It varies with each computer slightly though, but usually it's the Delete (DEL) key that you keep tapping at boot to enter BIOS.
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29 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Usually you will see what key to press to enter either Setup or BIOS at boot. It varies with each computer slightly though, but usually it's the Delete (DEL) key that you keep tapping at boot to enter BIOS.
I understand that, but when I go into BIOS there is only the ability to change boot priorities and apparently Advanced BIOS is hidden, so I want to find out how to open them to see if USB FDD is enabled.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ery,

You can use the free program ISODisk to create a ISO from a CD/DVD to use with the other program to make a bootable USB flash drive with.
Oops, what I meant was that the ISO I make with PowerISO out of Windows 7 disk doesn't allow me to use it and says invalid.

By the way, I tried to boot the USB from my Desktop and it didn't work which means that the USB is not configured properly? But, I used those tools and stuff to configure for me?
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29 Nov 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What type of Windows 7 installation disc do you have?

It will need to be a retail copy of Windows 7, and not a OEM factory recovery type installation DVD that may come with a purchased computer system.

You can change the boot priority to have the USB drive listed first. Be sure to see the WARNING box at the top of the tutorial below though in case you have that issue.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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