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Windows 7: Partition

09 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I tested mine two ways. The process in our tutorial results in a .iso file. I booted that in a VM to make sure it was bootable and that it ran without issue through the entire install process. Once that was complete, I used the Microsoft USB/DVD tool to turn the .iso file into a bootable flash drive. I then booted my computer off of the flash drive to make sure that worked and that it brought me to the Windows installer.

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09 Feb 2012   #12

Windows Professional 64bit

Great! Any news on turning your USB flash drive into two partitions?
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09 Feb 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


It isn't necessary to partition an installer stick. You can write the installer ISO to it using Universal USB Installer then just add any files, apps, tools, etc.

Just make sure you don't bother the seven extracted Win7 folders which need to remain in the root in order to boot. However I put mine into a folder when I'm not booting the stick so they are out of the way and can't get accidentally deleted.

BTW you can do the same with Vista on the same stick, just spill its extracted folders out into the root to boot it once the stick is bootsected by Univeral Installer for Win7 or Vista. I keep all of my tools, XP ISO's (tho not bootable by the stick), apps installers, etc. on a stick I carry in a baggy in my pocket. Sometimes I forget and take it in the ocean but since it's Kingston it lasts and lasts..
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