Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
OK, keep us posted.
You can adapt these steps
to get a perfect install of Windows 7 based on hundreds done here.
The install went fine with one caveat. On this Asus board, a USB stick is considered a "hard drive", so to get it to boot, I set the USB stick as the first "hard drive" in the boot order. It was necessary to do this because there was already an old windows install on the drive, so it would have booted from that if I didn't change the order. There didn't appear to be a way to set it to look for a flask stick first, then a hard drive.
After this first part of the install, the system re-started and the booted from the usb stick again, starting the installer again instead of finishing the install. I had to quit the installer and re-set the boot order. It did seem to finish, but it took a while and I am not sure that things went quite kosher. Everything seems fine, but I may reinstall anyway. I think it would have been better to leave the boot order alone, meaning to leave the HDD as the first boot device, and instead key f8 after POST to get the boot menu to come up. That way I could have told it to boot from the flash when I wanted to install, but then it would have booted from the HDD durring the install re-starts. There was no "press any key to boot from the USD drive" prompt like there is when it tires to boot from a DVD, so I guess that part of the process is missing at this point.
Is this a common issue when installing from a USB stick?
I will read through the link in your last post before I re-install, thanks for the tips. LMHmedchem