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Windows 7: Want to reinstall windows from usb

20 Sep 2010   #11
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

The other option is to start setup.exe in my old RFC windows... and install it from there but will that give me problems ? since i am running an old RFC, it has been designated as illegal version


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20 Sep 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you have a full installer DVD why don't you install from that?
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20 Sep 2010   #13
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
If you have a full installer DVD why don't you install from that?
because i want to make a bootable usb ? :)
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20 Sep 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good enough reason, any progress yet?
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20 Sep 2010   #15
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Nope, i tried it in both fat 32 and ntfs now...


i dont understand why my bios is showing the USB stick, but not booting from it
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20 Sep 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

there is a very good reason to make a bootable usb:
On my computer
Time from post to "install now" screen with a dvd: 2-3 minutes
with a usb stick.. maybe 30 seconds
"expanding windows" portion of the install from a dvd: 35 minutes
from a flash drive.. 5 to 7minutes
Total installtime with a DVD from first boot to finished installation: 55 minutes
from a flash drive: 25 minutes
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20 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Pfft, on my machine from a DVD it takes less than 20 minutes to get to the desktop for 64-bit Ultimate.
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20 Sep 2010   #18
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

well, back at the pc...


i see now that windows DOES reconige the stick as a windows install drive.

any1 has any idea why it wont boot ?
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20 Sep 2010   #19
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Predjee View Post
well, back at the pc...


i see now that windows DOES reconige the stick as a windows install drive.

any1 has any idea why it wont boot ?
some FDDs have firmware to prevent it from being used for that purpose.. others just won't work.. if you had linux you could simply copy the contents of the dvd to the FDD and it would work without using bcd or whatever..
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20 Sep 2010   #20
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

anyone knows what u3 software is ? it seems that i have to uninstall something from my usb stick. Could it be the firmware you are talking about ?

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U3 disk mounting: hardware emulation

A U3 flash drive presents itself to the host system as a USB hub with a CD drive and standard USB mass storage device attached.[1]
  • ThisU3 disk mounting: hardware emulationA U3 flash drive presents itself to the host system as a USB hub with a CD drive and standard USB mass storage device attached.[1]
    • This configuration causes Windows disk management to show two drives:
      1. A read-only ISO 9660 volume on an emulated CD-ROM drive with an autorun configuration to execute the U3 LaunchPad, and;
      2. A standard flash drive (FAT formatted) that includes a hidden "SYSTEM" folder with installed applications.
    • U3 compliant applications can be (optionally) preloaded by manufacturers. configuration causes Windows disk management to show two drives:
    1. A read-only ISO 9660 volume on an emulated CD-ROM drive with an autorun configuration to execute the U3 LaunchPad, and;
    2. A standard flash drive (FAT formatted) that includes a hidden "SYSTEM" folder with installed applications.
  • U3 compliant applications can be (optionally) preloaded by manufacturers.
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