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

22 Feb 2014   #1
DavidFaiz89

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

Hello all,

I have tried several times to create a USB boot in order to re-install the Windows from several links including from here:

Windows 7 Home Premium Download

But even using Windows 7 USB tool & rufus v1.4.3 the boot drive is not being created.

I have tried using 2 different USB drives but still the disks are empty.

Any advise ? Maybe a different link for an ISO file ?

Thanks.


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22 Feb 2014   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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22 Feb 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Are you using a USB hard drive or flash (thumb) drive?
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22 Feb 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Everything needed is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end because HP offers a minimal recovery that is nearly as good as the Clean reinstall but provides all the drivers and reactivation.
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23 Feb 2014   #5
DavidFaiz89

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

At the moment it seems that the ISO is corrupted or something like at.
When I extract the ISO content and run the setup.exe file I get an error:
"not valid win32 application", mind you that I am trying to install a 64bit version same as I have now.

Any ideas why this might happen ?
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23 Feb 2014   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
The correct ISO

Did you download X17-59247.iso (64 bit)

or

X17-59246.iso (32 Bit)

The 64 bit ISO is the one for 64 bit machines.

Other than that I've always used UNetbootin, Universal Netboot Installer - Browse /UNetbootin/494 at SourceForge.net

unetbootin-windows-494.exe

to create Windows 7 installer USB's as a lot of other bootable USB creators have had the functionality to create Windows installers removed at the request of Microsoft.

It's also possible to get the error that you described if you're trying to install 64 bit Windows on a 32 bit machine.
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23 Feb 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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23 Feb 2014   #8
DavidFaiz89

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tried rufus does not help.

I have downloaded X17-58997.iso several times but I always get this error.
Tried X17-59246.iso as well and when I open the ISO with deamon tools it contains a single text file that says:
"This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system
that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."


I think something is very wrong with my machine / OS as when I request it to go to sleep it shutdown.
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23 Feb 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use this site, delete the iso you have and download the 32 or 64 bit Home Premium from here. I think the final size is 2.86 GB

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

What are you using Daemon Tools for ?
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23 Feb 2014   #10
DavidFaiz89

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Will do.

I used daemon tools to mount the ISO and view it's content.
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