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Windows 7: HOW TO: Install Windows 7 from a USB stick

01 Aug 2009   #11
sevenrulz

Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
 
 

That utility rocks!


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01 Aug 2009   #12
BigFanWin7

Nothing D:
 
 

Hey, your tutorial is very helpful, but I was wondering, how can I convert it back to a flash drive?

It turns out it would work that way on my computer
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01 Aug 2009   #13
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigFanWin7 View Post
Hey, your tutorial is very helpful, but I was wondering, how can I convert it back to a flash drive?

It turns out it would work that way on my computer
Use Windows to reformat the flash drive to restore it to its original state.
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01 Aug 2009   #14
BigFanWin7

Nothing D:
 
 

My windows just sees it as a flash hard drive. I guess I should be putting this in a different forum.
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01 Aug 2009   #15
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigFanWin7 View Post
My windows just sees it as a flash hard drive. I guess I should be putting this in a different forum.
Right click on the flash drive icon and see if there is a menu entry to format. If not, right click on the "Computer" icon, select "Manage", and then "Disk Management". You can format hard drives from here.
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04 Aug 2009   #16
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

DO any of these methods allow Multiple Operating Systems to be selected for install or booted?

Im looking to makje a USB that has the following

1. Windows 7 x64 install
2. Windows 7 32Bit Install
3. Windows XP Install
4. Hirens Boot CD 9.9

All bootable and installable or runable from the USB (Runable meaning starts an install) not run the OS from the USB of course.
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10 Aug 2009   #17
retiredat44

WinXP
 
 

I have been trying the Win7 install method using a USB Flash Drive:

I was trying to 'list disk' with my HP Flash Drive, and it will not show up... apparently List Disk only shows USB flash drives in Windows Vista and not in WinXP!

I wish someone would have pointed this out without me searching it out after 2 hours of hitting a dead end.. maybe no one knew?

I installed Win7 RC3 with no problem a couple months back and had it on a spare drive on my computer, then I was trying to re-install it after I wiped that drive, so far all I hit are road blaocks dead ends and error messages trying to install it again..
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02 Sep 2009   #18
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Hello,

I created a 8 GB SDHC card with Win7 setup and I tested it on my own computer, but it can't find the boot on the SD card. It's strange because it does work on a MSI wind, I installed Win7 on it yesterday with the same card.

My computer is able to boot on a flash disk, I use a 16MB SD card to boot into DOS.

Does anybody here have an idea of why my computer would not boot with win7 on the SD card?
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02 Sep 2009   #19
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kensiko View Post
Hello,

I created a 8 GB SDHC card with Win7 setup and I tested it on my own computer, but it can't find the boot on the SD card. It's strange because it does work on a MSI wind, I installed Win7 on it yesterday with the same card.

My computer is able to boot on a flash disk, I use a 16MB SD card to boot into DOS.

Does anybody here have an idea of why my computer would not boot with win7 on the SD card?
kensiko;

My ASRock MB uses "F12" to bring up a boot menu. You should look to see if you have something like that, and to see if your SD card appears on the list. Also, you can go to the "Boot" section of the bios and look for the SD card there. You might need a bios upgrade. Or your MB might not support SD cards?

Cheers!

Robert
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02 Sep 2009   #20
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
kensiko;

My ASRock MB uses "F12" to bring up a boot menu. You should look to see if you have something like that, and to see if your SD card appears on the list. Also, you can go to the "Boot" section of the bios and look for the SD card there. You might need a bios upgrade. Or your MB might not support SD cards?

Cheers!

Robert
Thanks Robert for your help, but you didn't notice that I said I often boot on a 16MB SD card. So, yes I know how to boot from a USB stick.
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