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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

01 Oct 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can follow the guide Bare Foot Kid added into the post there and download the shareware version of UltraISO to create an ISO if you lack an optical drive on the intended system like a netbook type install. That will also prepare the flash drive if needed with a reformat something not seen with the MS tool.




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02 Oct 2010   #12
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok, so I made the Flash drive bootable, and Windows 7 on it, but when I boot from the flash drive, it says "NTLDR is missing

Press any key to restart" Do I need to uninstall Ubuntu first, maybe??
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02 Oct 2010   #13
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost View Post
No one mentioned the "windows 7 USB DVD Download tool." I use it everytime and it works just fine. You just need an ISO image for the working.

Hope this helps.

The OP wants to do this from within Ubuntu.
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02 Oct 2010   #14
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cookie66 View Post
Ok, so I made the Flash drive bootable, and Windows 7 on it, but when I boot from the flash drive, it says "NTLDR is missing

Press any key to restart" Do I need to uninstall Ubuntu first, maybe??
How did you make a bootable flash drive?

Did you wipe the disc?

Did you set your computer to boot from flash drive in the bios?
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02 Oct 2010   #15
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
You can follow the guide Bare Foot Kid added into the post there and download the shareware version of UltraISO to create an ISO if you lack an optical drive on the intended system like a netbook type install. That will also prepare the flash drive if needed with a reformat something not seen with the MS tool.

I know you can install UltraISO in Linux using Wine, but has anyone tried this process in Linux and actually get it to work when installing Windows 7?
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02 Oct 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cookie66 View Post
Ok, so I made the Flash drive bootable, and Windows 7 on it, but when I boot from the flash drive, it says "NTLDR is missing

Press any key to restart" Do I need to uninstall Ubuntu first, maybe??
For the thrid time!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You don't need a third party program to do a wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) the Windows installer will do it natively, if that's what you choose to do though it would be advisable to clean the HDD of the Grub boot-loader before you install Windows 7 so you don't have any conflicts, have a look at the info below.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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02 Oct 2010   #17
eldinv

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LOL classic!
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02 Oct 2010   #18
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I used Wintoflash to put the Windows 7 files on the flash drive, and I did that on a a Windows XP system. I don't know IF I want to wipe out the drive, because what if I can't get this going? Then I have a wiped out hard drive, with no OS.
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02 Oct 2010   #19
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

My flash drive was formated to FAT16, so I'm formating it to NTFS, and doing the process again.
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02 Oct 2010   #20
eldinv

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No it doesn't need to be, you are not following suggestions!
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