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Windows 7: Flash Drive USB Windows 7

29 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xERYx View Post
...........Oops, what I meant was that the ISO I make with PowerISO out of Windows 7 disk doesn't allow me to use it and says invalid.....
The simple and task-specific tool to make ISOs of CDs/DVDs/BDs (non copy-protected data discs, audio and video discs) and write ISOs to CD/DVD/BD in Windows 7 is ISO Recorder. Download it from here and make the ISO of your Windows 7 DVD. No need for any other Power ISO, Ultra ISO, Magic ISO , Nero, Roxio or any other burning software. It is one tool (Power Toy) which everyone should have on his Windows 7 machine. Once you use it, you will love its simplicity and wouldn't look elsewhere.

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29 Nov 2010   #12
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OP wants to extract the ISO to write to flash stick. The tool I use to extract the ISO from disk is ImgBurn. Once you have the intact ISO file, write it to the flash stick using any of the methods offered earlier. I use UltraISO trial because it's the only one which never fails for me.

MS own tool is very picky about the ISO it will write to stick or DVD. I think it has to be freshly downloaded from their site to pass its scrutiny.
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29 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

^ True, the MS tool is very picky about ISO. So how one creates the ISO becomes a significant factor.

I had used ISO Recorder to create the ISO image and had used the MS tool to create the bootable pendrive with that ISO image. Had installed Windows 7 Home Premium successfully on two machines. No problems.

Hence my recommendation to try out ISO Recorder. I am sure that both may like each other.:) That apart, ISO Recorder is a simple elegant tool to create and write ISO images of CD/DVD/BDs using native Windows 7 capability. If I am not wrong, I may say that ISO Recorder simply acts as a front-end to harness the built-in Windows 7 capability.

Whatever, I simply love it and use it always to create and write ISO images of non-copy protected CD/DVD/BDs.(My first BD ISO experience is documented elsewhere in this forum. As indicated therein, I have also played the BD ISO. Absolutely fine proving its integrity)
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29 Nov 2010   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

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30 Nov 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

A while back, I literally stumbled upon another utility to create a bootable Windows installation USB flash drive. The author, one Vishal Gupta says that one can either use the DVD or ISO image to copy the required files to the USB drive. Here it is: A Bootable USB: Utility to Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows Vista, Server 2008 and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal
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30 Nov 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hey guys thanks for the responses.

Apparently it was a problem with my 8GB USB being too secure and having passwords which made the USB not start in the boot screen without that password you can't insert.
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