Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: First build. Trying to install W7 from a USB flash drive.

07 Dec 2011   #1
kjsoccerdude

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
First build. Trying to install W7 from a USB flash drive.

I got my first computer build done and I'm really proud of it so far.

Well I am a student so I decided to buy W7 from Microsoft for the student price. I had to download it so I didn't have a disk to load it from. So I followed this guide on how to use a flash drive to install W7.

HOW TO: Install Windows 7 from a USB stick

So far I have all of it done. I download W7 as an ISO file. used MagicISO to convert extract it to my flash drive. I went through all the steps to turn my flash drive into a boot device. I put all the files onto the boot device flash drive.

I start up my new build and go into the BIOS. I set the boot priority to boot first from my flash drive. When I save and restart it gives me the message that the boot device has no boot software on it.


Short story.

-Have the flash drive formatted as boot device.
-Have all the W7 files extracted onto flash drive.
-Changed BIOS to boot from flash drive.
-Still not working.


Also I can't redownload W7 or redo this because the files are already extracted onto my flash drive.

Any help would be awesome because I'm freaking out and ready to kill something.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Dec 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this tutorial.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2011   #3
kjsoccerdude

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome and the response.

The problem I'm facing right now is I already extracted the ISO files to my flash drive so I don't have the W7 ISO files anywhere. When I try to double click on the download for them in my browser it won't open. Is there anyway to convert the files on my flash drive back to an ISO file?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Dec 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2011   #5
kjsoccerdude

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The links in that walkthrough don't work.

When I try to download the program vlite I can't. It won't load the download pages.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2011   #7
kjsoccerdude

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I would use Imgburn but there isn't an option in it to load the files to a flash drive. Only disks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

Write the ISO file to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with WIn7 in the dropdown menu, then boot it under USB, Removable or HD's using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

I would check the ISO exact size against the download page to make sure it finished, or download it again. You can download it as many times as you need so keep the download link.

And be sure to back up the Product key as it lasts for life to migrate or reinstall wherever you want it as often as you like.

Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a look at the email you received from your Retailer, you will find a link to your account & link to Redownload ISO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 First build. Trying to install W7 from a USB flash drive.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
install xp on flash drive.
I have been fighting with this all day. I want to be able to install and run xp on a flash drive. Say a computer is running vista (i pop in the flash drive and boot xp instead) I have tried plain installing xp to the flash drive with the cd. I have tried various other...
Installation & Setup
USB Flash Drive as Hard drive to install to.
Hi, I've got a Win RT 7 Install running and my only problem is that it doesn't see flash drives as drives to install the OS on to. I can see the USB drives for loading a driver so the installer already sees the USB drive but it won't list it for selecting a destination for the OS. So, I'm not...
Drivers
cd driver missing during install. using flash drive to install
Help. I can't fix this issue. Tryin to install win7 to a fair array. I disabled qll my SATA controllers except the array
Installation & Setup
How to install Windows 7 from USB flash drive
Hello, right now i'm running Ubuntu 10.04, and I want to uninstall it, and install Windows 7 from a flash drive. How can I do this from Ubuntu?
Installation & Setup
Install both x86 and x64 from a flash drive?
I currently have a 4 GB flash drive that I use to install any version of Windows 7 x64. I know I've seen screenshots of the box to choose the version, that contained both x86 and x64 versions. Is there a guide for having both on the same flash drive? I currently use the Microsoft tool to make...
General Discussion
USB install flash drive and different versions
Here is my question: Will i be able to make a USB install flash drive with my Windows 7 professional DVD and use this flash drive to install all my family's Professional AND Home Premium versions and just use their keys to activate? That is the question. Thanks, it should be an easy one for someone.
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App