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Windows 7: Cannot create USB bootable drive for Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

23 Feb 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

Daemon Tools is not compatible with Win7 and can cause problems. You can mount a .vhd in Disk Mgmt: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

I gave you the steps that include everything you need including a new official installer ISO and the tools MS provides to burn to DVD or stick: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial then you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do, since it compiles what has worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here.


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24 Feb 2014   #12
DavidFaiz89

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I do follow the instructions.

But after I create a boot USB using "Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool" I try and check that all is well, open the content of the USB and the entire size is about 90 MB.

This I cannot understand.
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24 Feb 2014   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you download a new iso and check the size ?

Did you try to put that iso on the usb drive with one of the 2 programs I linked for you ?

They work perfectly
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24 Feb 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just at thought.
Are you trying to download to the USB flash drive or disk or are you downloading to your desktop and then saving/copy/burn it on a USB flash drive or disk?
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24 Feb 2014   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidFaiz89 View Post
I do follow the instructions.

But after I create a boot USB using "Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool" I try and check that all is well, open the content of the USB and the entire size is about 90 MB.

This I cannot understand.
You are not doing it right, 1st you download the iso, then you put the iso on the flash drive using 1 of the programs we have given you links to.

You DO NOT just COPY the iso files to the flash drive.
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24 Feb 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

Which program did you use to write the Win7 ISO file to the flash stick? The MS tool for this is in Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums.

You said you are following the steps. Did you use that tool from Step 2 to write the ISO from Step 1 to the stick. If so it should be bootable. Start over now and do that.
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