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Windows 7: Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

23 May 2013   #81
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Now it says image is not in compatible format




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23 May 2013   #82
gregrocker

 

Floppy is not used any longer. You want to Write Disk Image. It shows how in UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive:

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23 May 2013   #83
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

I think after you open the iso into the program, you go to write disc image and then select the media you want to write it to.In the drop down list select the usb and then click format and when its done click write.

How are you preparing the usb?Are you using diskpart?If so then you can directly use write in ultraiso.
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23 May 2013   #84
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Does this look correct? I also ticked the create boot partition. Is there anything I should changs in or should I click xpress boot?


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23 May 2013   #85
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
I think after you open the iso into the program, you go to write disc image and then select the media you want to write it to.In the drop down list select the usb and then click format and when its done click write.

How are you preparing the usb?Are you using diskpart?If so then you can directly use write in ultraiso.
I used diskpart.
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23 May 2013   #86
gregrocker

 

Try wiping the flash stick first using Diskpart Clean All Command to zero the drive and overwrite boot code.

Then in UltraISO use the Format button followed by the Write button.

Then make the changes so you have EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi and EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
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23 May 2013   #87
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ill try the clean all command should I go ahead and create the partition on the flash drive or stop after clean all and let ultra iso do the rest?
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23 May 2013   #88
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try wiping the flash stick first using Diskpart Clean All Command to zero the drive and overwrite boot code.

Then in UltraISO use the Format button followed by the Write button.

Then make the changes so you have EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi and EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
When you say make the changes should I create the boot folder in the efi folder and move the file that I rename to bootx64.efi to that folder, if so ok. But how do I change the efi\microsoft\boot\bcd? That is the file I have been having issues with.
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23 May 2013   #89
gregrocker

 

efi\microsoft\boot\bcd should remain as it is if it appears correctly in that path.

I am quoting from SIW2's post here showing the correct paths as they should read:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...tml#post217278
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23 May 2013   #90
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Last question I hope should the write method be USB-ZIP or USB-HDD+
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