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Windows 7: Help installing Windows 7 through USB

22 Sep 2011   #1
Windows7guy12

Ubuntu(wants Windows 7)
 
 
Help installing Windows 7 through USB

Hi guys i have been trying to install windows 7 through a USB drive but have had no luck. Every time i boot into my USB it shows me a black screen with a cursor blinking at he top left hand corner i'm currently on Ubuntu 11.04 but really want windows badly . plz help if you can

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22 Sep 2011   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

are you trying to install off a flash drive?
are you making the drive bootable first ?
do you have the drive to boot first in your bios ?


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23 Sep 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Easiest and most reliable flash stick method is to write to stick using this handy tool with Win7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

If you had GRUB on the HD it can present problems, so I would wipe the HD first before installing: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then follow the steps here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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23 Sep 2011   #4
Windows7guy12

Ubuntu(wants Windows 7)
 
 

Thanx 4 the help guys i do have grub on my hdd so i think that is the problem im not sure? but any ways thanx
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23 Sep 2011   #5
Windows7guy12

Ubuntu(wants Windows 7)
 
 

Ok now i have a new problem when i put my usb in the slot and boot in it it gives me a disk read error occurred Press ctrl+alt+ delete error. any ideas ?

UPDATE:


OK so i used pen drive linex and WHEN I USE THE USB AND BOOT IN it gives me a black screen with nothing it then reboots again any ideas?
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24 Sep 2011   #6
snod33

Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64
 
 

Hi mate, it sounds like windows on the usb is not setup properly. Use this link MS USB Download tool
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24 Sep 2011   #7
Windows7guy12

Ubuntu(wants Windows 7)
 
 

thanks 4 the suggestion snod33 . but i have are ready tried that but i will try again.
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24 Sep 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Did you wipe the HD of GRUB as suggested? I would also wipe the flash stick to clean its boot sector. Then use the Universal USB tool to write a confirmed good ISO to stick.
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24 Sep 2011   #9
snod33

Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64
 
 

Hi mate i think gregrocker may have apoint about the linux partition. You will have to wipe that partition because windows doesnt like linux partitions.
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24 Sep 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The GRUB bootloader can corrupt the boot sector requiring the DISKPART Clean command to wipe it.

But the problem is likely the stick not being formatted correctly. Use the tool I linked which has been suggested for over a year now here to hundreds without a single complaint. If the stick then won't boot, does it show up in BIOS Boot order menu or the one-time BIOS boot menu key? What happens exactly when it boots then?
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