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Windows 7: usb booting

09 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I see where you are going wrong. Disk 3 only consists of a single partition. At Step 9 of the Tutorial you need to enter Select Partition 1.

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09 Sep 2010   #12


i now have a bootable usb drive

Firstly thanks to everyone who gave assistance.

couple of things i found

When you select your usb disk(my case it was disk 3)
when you get to the part select partition 1. It is partition 1
I wrongly assumed that as it was disk 3 it had to be partition 3.
I also thought if i selected partition1 ,the next step being to format i would potentially format another drive not the usb drive.
As disk 3 has been selected,then it is this drive you are putting a partition on EG partition 1.
A bit confusing and it could have been explained better on the tutorial.

I also used this as a guide as i found it more informative
How To: Install Windows 7 from a USB Key! - Page 1 | Maximum PC

Hope my efforts will help some else avoid the mistakes/assumption i made and hopefully my explanation is clear enough

thanks again to those who tried to help
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09 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome. Glad to have helped.
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09 Sep 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Glad to see you have it sorted and thanks for the update.
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