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Windows 7: Creating a bootable USB Drive for Windows 7 Installation for 64bit

11 Jan 2015   #1
Destruction123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Creating a bootable USB Drive for Windows 7 Installation for 64bit

I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to copy my ISO file onto a USB, but when it was completed I received an error messaged saying that bootsect was not able to be ran and as such the USB device was not made bootable.
I tried following this thread. The difference is that my computer is actually a 64bit and not a 32 bit.
How do I get the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to recognize a - Microsoft Community

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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11 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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11 Jan 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rufus is another very simple option. All you need to do is to navigate to the .iso. The USB stick it finds itself.


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13 Jan 2015   #4
Destruction123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used Wintobootic, and it seemed to have work fine.
I also appreciate the detailed explanation of the Rufus option.
I had thought Windows installed until I was brought back to the initial starting point of the installation as if I had just turned on my computer with the USB stick in.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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13 Jan 2015   #5
Destruction123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I realized it was because my boot order was still with my USB stick being read first and my USB was still plugged in.
Though because I tried installing twice, due to my confusion, I seem to have two Windows 7. Not sure how or if that affects anything.
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13 Jan 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You don`t change the boot order in the bios when installing from a usb stick, you just use the 1 time time boot menu key and boot from the usb stick the 1st time, that`s it. From then on you let it boot from the hard drive. If it`s still not right, start again and either delete all the partitions or just format your install partition.
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13 Jan 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On one of my laptops I have the USB ahead of the internal disk in the BIOS permanent boot order. There I often run Linux from a stick. When the stick is not inserted, it will just skip it but when I insert the stick, it will automatically boot from there. Very handy.

I wonder why it did not skip the USB in the OPs system.
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13 Jan 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A stick doesn`t give you that option "Press any key to boot from DVD" like a dvd, so it just starts the install over again.

In your case, either you have the stick in to start Linux or you don`t
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13 Jan 2015   #9
Destruction123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think I have my Windows working, but now it says that it is missing a driver and as such is unable to connect to the internet or even pick up on any wireless routers. Thoughts or suggestions please and thank you.
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13 Jan 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to install the network drivers, get them from the manufacture`s website.

With whatever computer you`re using to talk to us
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