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Windows 7: Win7 on External USB disk

03 Jun 2009   #1
Crodino

Vista HP 64
 
 
Win7 on External USB disk

Hi. I 've tried to install win7 on an external HD but I've got the attached error message. I have a mobo Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad, bios settings: USB always enabled, boot sequence : 1-usb/2-dvd/3-hd(with Vista HP 64).

I'd like know if it's impossible or I'm in a mistake
Thank you very much
Best Regards

Error message:
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03 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This might help.

In a nutshell, you want to dump the image to your flash drive. My method involves using UltraISO 9.3, loading the Win7 image and selecting /Bootable/Write Disc Image in the menu. I enable Verify and it works like a charm. I suggest re-burning the image since it doesn't sound like it's being recognized as bootable by the BIOS - all your other settings sound fine. Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
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03 Jun 2009   #3
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Something else to look out for, on my PC if i dont set the file system on my flashdrive to NTFS it will not boot from it.
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03 Jun 2009   #4
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Gentlemen, I belive Cordino is attempting to install Win7 on a portable (USB) harddrive, not create an image from which to install.

Isn't it true that Win7 will not install onto removable media?
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03 Jun 2009   #5
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
Gentlemen, I belive Cordino is attempting to install Win7 on a portable (USB) harddrive, not create an image from which to install.

Isn't it true that Win7 will not install onto removable media?
Thanks srq2625

Ignore my post i was being a yogurt at that time
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03 Jun 2009   #6
Crodino

Vista HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
This might help.

In a nutshell, you want to dump the image to your flash drive. My method involves using UltraISO 9.3, loading the Win7 image and selecting /Bootable/Write Disc Image in the menu. I enable Verify and it works like a charm. I suggest re-burning the image since it doesn't sound like it's being recognized as bootable by the BIOS - all your other settings sound fine. Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
I tried but I've got the same error message.
...Maybe we didn't understand: I'd like install win7 on usb HD but I get the attached error message. I'd like know if I'm in a mistake or if is impossible to install Win7 on USB drive. In concrete terms I thought to an alternative of dual boot
Is possible ?
Thanks
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04 Jun 2009   #7
Crodino

Vista HP 64
 
 

Hi.
Anyone knows if is possible to install Win7 on usb hard drive instead of internal disk ?

King Regards
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