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Windows 7: Installation from USB HDD

18 Jun 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are using the function that "emulates" a cd/dvd drive - you need the .iso on there - not the extracted files.

The .iso image should already be bootable.


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18 Jun 2009   #12
darkhorn

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 

7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso
32 bit
What do you mean by "dl"?
What do mean by "from an image", my DVD-ROM is dead.
I followed this tutorial: How to Make/Create a Bootable USB Flash Disk Windows Vista Installer - UnlockForUs

Do I need to remove my backup folder in my external HDD? (I don't want to reformat it)
Note: it is NTFS formatted.


Edit: I'm accesing to the DVD image by DAEMON Tools Lite.
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18 Jun 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you were going to use a dvd to install - you would burn the .iso image (that you already ) directly to the dvd.

Extracting the files would not work.

If you are "emulating" a dvd drive - then obviously, the .iso image file needs to be on the device - not the extracted files.

However, you should be able to boot the usb drive , without emulation - the fact you can't - and you are are getting corruption messages, indicates something is - corrupt on the external HD.
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18 Jun 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorn View Post
7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso
32 bit
What do you mean by "dl"?
What do mean by "from an image", my DVD-ROM is dead.
I followed this tutorial: How to Make/Create a Bootable USB Flash Disk Windows Vista Installer - UnlockForUs

Do I need to remove my backup folder in my external HDD? (I don't want to reformat it)
Note: it is NTFS formatted.


Edit: I'm accesing to the DVD image by DAEMON Tools Lite.
dl=download, by image we mean *.iso. IN your case it would be 7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso
the tutorial is great and will work if followed.
Are you going to install to an internal drive? If so you dont need to do anything to your backup folder.
Its always best to do a clean install, not an upgrade.

Let us know if you need anything else.
We are glad to give you as much help as you need.

Ken
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18 Jun 2009   #15
darkhorn

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem
1. Insert your Windows installation disk...
bla blah blah
bala bla
bla

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0x000000e

Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

bla to contune blah to exit
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18 Jun 2009   #16
darkhorn

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 

It works from my internal HDD. (I faced the Windows 7 installation window)
But not from external usb hdd
Anyway, I'll use the internal HDD to install it.
Thanks for the help!
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30 Jun 2009   #17
mtp

Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 , W7 ultimate x64
 
 
Exactly the same problem

I am having exactly the same issue trying to boot from a USB HDD (same errors)
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