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Windows 7: trying to make an external hard drive bootable

28 Nov 2011   #11
Oxydo

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Windows Ultimate. I'm not paying for another copy, thank you.

Btw, using that partition tool am I supposed to make the partition created Primary so it can be active?


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28 Nov 2011   #12
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You do NOT have to pay anything - you have already paid for the licence to use the DVD, but seeing that its broken, you can get the ISO to replace it, install it and activate with your licence key that you got with your DVD. Nothing more to pay.

When you paid for your Ultimate, you actually paid for the licence key - the media (DVD) is a fraction of the cost. In fact, if you have a friend with exactly the same version of Windows 7 on a DVD, you could have installed with that, using your licence key to activate it.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Nov 2011   #13
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think you got error 0x80070017 because of install.wim which has failures or is unreadable. Clean the dvd or download iso
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28 Nov 2011   #14
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oxydo View Post
Windows Ultimate. I'm not paying for another copy, thank you.

Btw, using that partition tool am I supposed to make the partition created Primary so it can be active?
primary ntfs partition. And make it active.
Then maybe you have to reboot? In windows assign a driveletter to the new partition let's say X. Then in Elevated Command Prompt

D:\boot\bootsect /nt60 X: /mbr
D:\boot\bootsect /nt60 X:

Replace D with the driveletter of DVD (put install dvd in).
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27 Mar 2013   #15
locoloco

windows 7 32bits
 
 

I found how to boot windows 7 on a external hard drive by using a program called PWBoot.
Again, the name is PWBoot.
It took me ages to find a program like this.
All you have to do is install windows Vista or windows 7 by connecting the drive on ata or ide. Then after the installation is over, you boot into windows and install the program PWBoot. From that moment on, your hard drive will be able to boot from a USB. Sweet uh?
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