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Windows 7: Installing W7 to a HDD

18 Apr 2010   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try the Seven Forums tutorial for writing to flash stick, look for stick in BIOS setup or using one-time Boot Menu key given on first bootup screen. It will sometimes be listed under HD's.

If the methods given so far fail, there are other methods to write to flash stick which can be used including Win2Flash - ask back here.


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18 Apr 2010   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think it would be very helpful if we had the exact hardware specs of the computer he is wanting to install this on.
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18 Apr 2010   #13
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Did you follow the instructions here carefully? In particular, make sure that you mark the partition as active as described in Step 10 of the Tutorial.
Bootsect will do that for you... It activates the partition, writes the MBR and installs the boot loader...
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18 Apr 2010   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

some older machines probably can't boot from a flash drive.
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