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Windows 7: Fastest 7077 Clean Install Method?

18 Apr 2009   #51


I'm using a simple, cheap little old SanDisk Cruzer Mini 4 GB and it works perfectly....

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18 Apr 2009   #52

El Capitan / Windows 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I'm using a simple, cheap little old SanDisk Cruzer Mini 4 GB and it works perfectly....
What does?
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18 Apr 2009   #53
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Here I have a Kingston Data Traveler 100 16gb model that still took the 20min. mark to see 7 installed. That was actually from running the installer while being in Windows to see the initial setup files copied over until the initial restart seeing the installer carry on from there. A solid 5min. for the file copy to drive first.
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18 Apr 2009   #54


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarastro View Post
My dvd burner/reader died after the last windows 7 installation. I only used the dvd drive for windows installations, so instead of buying a new one. I'd rather buy a usb stick. I have been looking for a good 4gb flash drive for fast windows 7 installations. and those install times of 8 minutes people speak of appeal to me.

I've seen the OCZ ATV turbo 4gb benchmarked as fast. Do people have any recommendations for a 4gb + flash drive?
If you read the previous post, as I quoted above, then you see what I am answering...
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19 Apr 2009   #55
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I caught that one right off from constantly walking past the Sandisk brand often in retail stores. When first deciding one would be needed here I then started looking at capacity as well as the prices seen on some and looked at the 16gb as the go between there.
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19 Apr 2009   #56

win 7
baarod unable to boot

baarod, I have installed Win7 using your method, all is well untill I unplug the original drive.
New Win7 will not boot, I have tried:
1. repairing with Win7 Disk
2. Using VistaBootPro to edit boot config
3. Copied files from original Win7 instal, bootmgr etc
There does not seem to be a boot.ini file to edit (as in Vista).
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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