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Windows 7: Want to reinstall windows from usb

20 Sep 2010   #1
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 
Want to reinstall windows from usb

Hi gents,

i am running an old RFC version of windows. So i want to replace that one, by installing windows retail.

I have now a USB stick made bootable, and put the windows files on that stick....

I have made USB stick (wich is detected by BIOS) first boot device...

but when i reboot, windows starts up normally, and does not boot from the USB stick...


My question is... do i have to delete (format c:\) windows first, before it will boot from my USB stick ? Or is that not going to solve anything, other then leaving me behind with a formatted c:\

regards,

jan


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20 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Predjee, welcome to Seven forums!







Is the method in this tutorial at the link below the one you used to create the bootable USB stick.

Do not format the C: before you have the installer booting from the stick.


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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20 Sep 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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20 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Richard, if you would have used my "quick links" you may have beaten me!
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20 Sep 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You might be right. We will see what happens the next time.
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20 Sep 2010   #6
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Gents,

as i already said in my post....

I already created a bootable usb disk (fat 32). I have done this via diskpart... the steps look the same as i have done.


edit: why is there a choice between fat32 and ntfs ?

Why not just fat32 or just NTFS
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20 Sep 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If I were you I would use NTFS as that's the best for Windows 7 to see and recognize.
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20 Sep 2010   #8
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

i already tried both anyway, fat32 and ntfs :) both not working....


Doing it again now, reformatiing to NTFS lets see what happens...
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20 Sep 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Where did you get the Windows 7 files you used to create the installer?
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20 Sep 2010   #10
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Where did you get the Windows 7 files you used to create the installer?
from the dvd, i copy pasted them onto the usb
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