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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

19 Jan 2009   #299
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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29 Nov 2012   #300
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Shawn, My board was just like any other Windows install and it is UEFI. There are those who say I don't have UEFI and it's just a GUI though. All in all it's confusing.

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29 Nov 2012   #301
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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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
No worries mate.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Shawn, My board was just like any other Windows install and it is UEFI. There are those who say I don't have UEFI and it's just a GUI though. All in all it's confusing.
Indeed it is. It doesn't help that each board will have it's own way of doing things as well.
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29 Nov 2012   #302
ICit2lol

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

Absolutely Shawn you wouldn't have t any other way would you

It's ok and I must say although it looks intimating at first it really is like learning to ride a bike. The thing I do like about it is how you can move around inside the interface and not make a an absolutely mess of it.

Have you looked up your boards UEFI on Youtube I got my Asus one up and it is really very well done but I have a personal tutor too he sorta keeps me in line LOL!!
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29 Nov 2012   #303
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Oh yeah. The UEFI for it looks pretty nice. I can't wait to jump into it.
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10 Jan 2013   #304
ICit2lol

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

Hiyya Shawn I know it has probably been asked before but does this method cover retail and OEM installs as long as the code is used - for example if a factory default doesn't work?

John
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10 Jan 2013   #305
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello John,

Yep, you can use a retail installer to install and activate either a retail or OEM product key.
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10 Jan 2013   #306
ICit2lol

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

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

Yep, you can use a retail installer to install and activate either a retail or OEM product key.
Thanks Shawn just making sure I have my facts right before advising others.

I must say that my learning curve is and has been very pleasurable notwithstanding the help and understanding you have always extended to me.

John.
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10 Jan 2013   #307
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anytime John. Glad to help where able.
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08 May 2013   #308
Maroon Machine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Hello Brink my brother (ICit2lol) and I downloaded the HeiDoc install ISO from the tutorial set the BIOS to boot from the stick.
But we cannot get the laptop to boot from the stick is there something that e are missing please?.
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08 May 2013   #309
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Steve, did you use the CD/DVD Download tool to add the iso to the usb stick? Sometimes those iso's aren't right the first time so you might try a new download.

Is there a button to press during boot up to go to a one-time boot menu? You might give that route a go.

Make sure the USB stick is recognized in Computer too and in all the USB ports.
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