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Windows 7: Bootable Thumb Drive

19 Dec 2009   #1
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 
Bootable Thumb Drive

I'm making a bootable thumb drive with all the best recovery and testing tools I can think of. Problem is I cant think of any other tools to put on it.

So far I have Hiren's boot cd, ubcd, ubcd4win, XP install disk image (dunno if the xp works yet), clonezilla, ubuntu, and orphcrack.

Anyone else have any ideas on other disks I should put on there or favorite tools?


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19 Dec 2009   #2
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What about Win7?

Also
- Active@ File Recovery Software & Web Service. Data Recovery for Windows XP 2003 2000 98 .... Also their partition recovery software is brillaint.
- Useful batch files and scripts that you may have
- oxid.it - Cain & Abel
- PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives.
- A packet tracer
- A Hex editor
- NFO reader
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19 Dec 2009   #3
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I would love to boot win7 from my thumb drive, but the drive isn't large enough for that.

Thanks 4 the ideas, I'm adding active@, oxid.it, memtest+4.0 & 2.11 and partition magic now.

I already have editors tracers and file recovery tools on it.

Edit:

I probably would put win7 on it if I knew a way to boot a vhd with grub
I'm gonna go google it.
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19 Dec 2009   #4
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try this for dual boot
Dell Mini Windows XP Ubuntu Dual Boot
It's XP but you may be able to get it working
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19 Dec 2009   #5
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

i was going to try to boot a vmdk of win7 but the smallest drive size is 8 gigs, my thumb drive is only 8 gigs
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19 Dec 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I wouldn't recommend using Partition Magic - if you have an nt6 o/s-it doesn't understand the new partitioning rules.

This is a great free bootable partition mager ( fat and ntfs supported):

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.
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19 Dec 2009   #7
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Downloading it now, will try it soon.
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26 Dec 2009   #8
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I second staying away from Partition Magic - it never worked properly in Vista, I doubt it will in Windows 7..

You can give Paragon a try:

Paragon Partition Manager - hard disk partitioning software, resize, merge & split partitions

Sometimes you can download it for free on Giveaway Of The Day..

-Bill
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