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Windows 7: 32-bit XP to Make USB to install 64-bit Win 7

16 Jun 2010   #1

XP/7
 
 
32-bit XP to Make USB to install 64-bit Win 7

Hi All,
I just built a new computer that has no OS on it currently. I didn't buy an internal DVD drive because I have an external one. I thought that I would be able to install Win7HP from this external DVD drive, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I've been trying to make a bootable USB to install it but I've been having difficulty. I now have a copy of the 32-bit bootsec.exe (from elsewhere on this forum), but I'm not sure how to make the USB load the boot file (like in step 6 here)
Any help is greatly appreciated. I know a bit with cmd but i'm not great, so good instructions are appreciated.
After thoughts:
I'm running XP SP3 32-bit on my laptop (where i am trying to create the USB)
I'm trying to install Win7HP from a DVD
Thanks,
*EQL*

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16 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try MS tool in this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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16 Jun 2010   #3

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try MS tool in this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Tried... can't make a 64-bit bootable from a 32-bit system with that guide.
thanks,
*EQL*
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16 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eql2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try MS tool in this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Tried... can't make a 64-bit bootable from a 32-bit system with that guide.
thanks,
*EQL*

Look at method one, not method two.
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16 Jun 2010   #5

XP/7
 
 

i have a OEM dvd version, not a downloaded version. I can create an .iso file but i'm not sure which file to select as the boot file.
*EQL*
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17 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You only need to make the USB bootable then copy the contents (all the contents) of the DVD to the thumbdrive...better to copy the contents of the DVD to the hard drive then USB.
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17 Jun 2010   #7
mjb

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

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19 Aug 2011   #8

XP SP3 32bit
 
 

eql2006 Did you get this working? How?
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19 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Use this tool which doesn't need to be installed but can write either bit-version installer ISO to flash stick easily when you load the ISO and choose Windows 7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
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19 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Greg, do you know if this will work with OEM Recovery Discs? Seems like it should since they are bootable. Just wondering if you have any experience with them.

Reason I'm asking is I was just reading in a a forum (not sure which one at the moment) where A guy wanted to restore to factory using his OEM Recovery disc but his laptop DVD drive was broken. If this will work then I'll go find the post and suggest it to him.
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