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Windows 7: move recovery media files to bootable USB drive

17 Jun 2011   #1
Reboot321

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
move recovery media files to bootable USB drive

Hi there, new here!
Recently, I deleted all my partitions by accident, and I just received my recovery CDs from Acer for my netbook.
I was wondering, is there a way to transfer the content from the recovery CDs and make a bootable USB stick?


Thanks in advance.


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17 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try this:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Use method two

Make sure your USB pendrive is bigger than Recovery disks.
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17 Jun 2011   #3
Reboot321

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Right now I'm running my desktop with Windows xp , so how can I run the elevated command prompt from there? I assume I can find it on c: > Windows > System 32?
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17 Jun 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Reboot321, welcome to Seven Forums!



Type cmd.exe in the Run box.
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17 Jun 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to open
Command Prompt

Use list volume in Win XP not list disk

move recovery media files to bootable USB drive-diskpart4.png


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17 Jun 2011   #6
Reboot321

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
How to open
Command Prompt

Use list volume in Win XP not list disk

Attachment 160228

Thanks a lot! I could not see my USB drive with "list disk". "list volume" worked
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17 Jun 2011   #7
Reboot321

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Can someone link me to a tutorial written for Windows xp?
I am currently stuck on step seven.

Thanks in advance.
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17 Jun 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK here's the commands followed by enter, use your volume number for the USB stick.
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move recovery media files to bootable USB drive-xpdiskpart.jpg


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17 Jun 2011   #9
Reboot321

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
OK here's the commands followed by enter, use your volume number for the USB stick.
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When I typed "clean" I got:

There is no disk selected.
Please select a disk and try again.

I just want to make sure I followed everything correctly.
I opened the command prompt and I typed "diskpart"
Next, I typed "list volume" and my USB drive showed up on the list.
Next, I typed "select volume g".
Finally, I typed "clean" and I got the above message.


What am I doing wrong?

EDIT: I tried "clean volume g" with no luck.
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17 Jun 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

If you have a single DVD which contains the Recovery media for the OS reinstall (not the drivers disk - get the latest drivers from the Acer SUpport Downloads webpage for your model) you can use UltraISO trial version to have a graphical picture of what you're doing writing the DVD to flash stick.

On File tab, open DVD. On Bootable tab, write Disk Image. Format flash stick using button. Then Write.
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