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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


19 Jan 2009   #289
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive

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03 Sep 2012   #290
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

That looks fine - what motherboard are you using?

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03 Sep 2012   #291
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

as a side note i am going to first create a dual boot 7 system to test something out that I am working on, the setup file appears to run from inside windows 7 ok, the problem is that you cant use the disk manager unless its booting. If i use Disk Management to create a partition for my new install and then select that in the setup I will be able to create a dual boot system

ultimately though i need to be able to clean install it

...this is on a netbook, hence why the usb is needed
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03 Sep 2012   #292
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

i am currently experimenting with this on a rubbish 2008 ADVENT laptop, the motherboard identifies as DIXONSXP
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03 Sep 2012   #293
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Mmmm. I'm guessing it does support booting from a USB then, as per your description of the BIOS parameters? Can you install the ISO to a different USB to check that the first isn't faulty?
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03 Sep 2012   #294
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

the first is pretty new plus all my other USB's are 2GB and my usb HDDs are in use for backup
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03 Sep 2012   #295
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try these steps to fully clean the USB flash drive using Clean All.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Note step 11 afterwards to create a partition on the flash drive. Now try to create a bootable key drive again.

I had a new one which didn't work until I did these steps.
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05 Sep 2012   #296
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try these steps to fully clean the USB flash drive using Clean All.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Note step 11 afterwards to create a partition on the flash drive. Now try to create a bootable key drive again.

I had a new one which didn't work until I did these steps.
Hum what U was thinking too Gary perhaps even that wipe with the mini tool Partition Wizard.

Macca are you in the UK because you mentioned DixonsXP now I am only guessing but if it is the UK group then they are manufacturing their own brand. Have a look at this Dixonsxp Adevent 9107 Lan drivers : Advent Desktop PC Computer Help • Advent Support but again I am only guessing.
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29 Nov 2012   #297
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Shawn well I didn't know that about the format when using UEFI - thanks cos I would have gone in NTFS boots and all as usual. Plus I didn't have a clue re the Secure Boot either
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29 Nov 2012   #298
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hey John,

Ray (theog) brought that to my attention. I'm hoping to have an UEFI mobo by Friday sometime to start playing with to get better familiar with it all myself.
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29 Nov 2012   #299
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey John,

Ray (theog) brought that to my attention. I'm hoping to have an UEFI mobo by Friday sometime to start playing with to get better familiar with it all myself.
Woo hoo Shawn it's fun down in the loony tune park

Just joking but it is different mate
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