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One thing to note about using the flash drive option is you need a good 4gb flash drive free of any files before selecting that option. The RT Seven Lite lacks the option to reformat flash drives.
The USB flash drive will need to have enough total space available (empty or full) for the image to be burned/extracted to it. RT Seven Lite will format (step 16E) the drive before doing so though.
Apparently it's not going to allow the new iso to be written with two errors seen. The first is any partition is seen as using up the entire drive space with the insufficient drive space message. Once cleaned with DiskPart and "raw" it won't see the flash drive present.
Yep, The USB drive cannot be RAW, or it will not be seen just like any HDD and Windows 7. If it's RAW you must format it first to create a partition/volume on it before it is recognized.
The other options for selecting the iso itself were greyed suggesting the write to flash drive may have to be from the start.
Yep, if you want to change a option like that, you will have to close and reopen RT Seven Lite to start over.
Hope this helps,
It's definite on the restart all over. I have another test going for the 7 Home Premium x64 that will go direct to flash drive from the start this time around. Once you cancel the SP integration to then use the usb flash drive option everything is greyed and unavailble being how this one was intended to work.
An unpartitioned drive? No good from the start. A flash drive already assigned a logical drive letter required. The wipe of the flash drive is part of the automatic process since there are no separate manual options for that.
Now for those asking why you can't find any SP1 files when looking after the intergrated iso image, dvd, or flash drive is prepared is that you are still looking at the SP as one large file.
It's actually a form of large archive with several small files some temporary only designed to make the needed changes in the system registry and simply disappear while other files are simply spead out into the various folders/sub folders.
To find even some of them you would need to open up each folder or sub one at a time on the original 7 dvd for example and another window for viewing the new image in order to go over each of them entirely and then maybe spot a few of them.
As for the Windows Automated Installation Kit(WAIK) it would be good to well written guide for that. Most would of course particularly the novice user prefer the gui method not having come up through the old dos/Legacy days.
Here I've been looking to spend a little more time with that so write up a good one!
A slight update on the next try. I was able to grab a screen that shows how the lack of space error and check box for erasing the flash drive were still greyed when starting everything fresh from the start for the 64bit HP integration. I have to suspect this may be due to an installation problem since you are seeing results.
Hopefully once a newer version is available that will correct all this since this is a beta anyways.