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Windows 7: MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create

06 Jun 2011   #20
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Alright, I just wanted to make sure that the USB would not replace Windows 7.

I sure won't be doing anything to that degree. I'm assuming that MS-DOS running from a USB stick could see the C drive; is that correct?


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06 Jun 2011   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Correct, it will be able to see any drive connected to the computer.
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06 Jun 2011   #22
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the responses! Off to try MS-DOS, then.
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06 Jun 2011   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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27 Jul 2011   #24
S4LTnL1ghT

Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8 v.7989
 
 

Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

Any suggestions?
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27 Jul 2011   #25
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S4LTnL1ghT View Post
Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

Any suggestions?
Either that key is not bootable or the machine is incapable of booting from a usb key.
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27 Jul 2011   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S4LTnL1ghT View Post
Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

Any suggestions?
It just depends on if your computer is capable of booting from a USB key or not, and if it's a bootable USB key or not as Bill posted above. If it's a newer model computer, then most likely it is able to.

My Gateway laptop does this to me. I have to keep tappping F8 at boot to open the boot menu, then select to boot from the USB key drive. You may have a different F key to press instead at boot to open the boot menu though depending on what brand your laptop or desktop is.



Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Aug 2011   #27
phlibby

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just followed the steps and it works great. The only thing I would warn people is it takes a lot of room. I used a 500Gig USB Portable drive and it used up 380Gig. I have tried all kinds of tools to retrieve the space back but I believe it will probably make 3 quarters of any drive you use unusable. Just keep this in mind and don't use a big drive like I did.

UPDATE:
I just tried it again and instead of using the Quick Format option I just left the box unchecked for that and it worked just fine. It did not take up a lot of room. Hardly any. Good to go - Thanks.
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03 Oct 2011   #28
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry to dig up an old thread.

Why not use 'internal MS-DOS system files' in the HP utility?
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07 Oct 2011   #29
TeeDoubleUDee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Saved my bacon, AGAIN

Many thanks again to Brink. This tutorial helped me reflash the faulty F/W on Samsung 2Tb Spinpoint HDD.
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