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Windows 7: Would this work?

20 Jul 2009   #1
Pepc619

Windows Xp 32 bit, Windows 7 next week :P
 
 
Would this work?

Hello guys!
Would I be able to install Windows 7 If I just copied all the files from Windows 7 ISO on empty usb flash drive with FAT32? Would it detect it as bootable? Or it wouldn't just because it contains dvd boot file?
If I need a program, which one do you recommend.


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20 Jul 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pepc,

Just copying them over would not make it bootable, but you can use either METHOD in the tutorial below to create one with a ISO file.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Jul 2009   #3
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Yes this would work, assuming your BIOS supports it.

After fortmating the USB drive make sure to mark it as active. I tend to use cmd for most things, below would be the steps I'd use.
  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk ? (? being the number of the usb disk show in step 2)
  4. clean
  5. create partition primary
  6. select partition 1
  7. active
  8. format fs=fat32
  9. assign
  10. exit
You could do it with any number of tools or the Disk Management GUI as well.
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20 Jul 2009   #4
Pepc619

Windows Xp 32 bit, Windows 7 next week :P
 
 

Thank you Brink!
I'm gonna try it out.
Just one thing. Can I delete everything from usb flash drive when I install my Windows 7. So I make it into a normal usb flash to store files.
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20 Jul 2009   #5
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Hi pep. Both methods above work great. That's how I installed Windows 7 on my netbook (doesn't have an optical drive)

I used the command entries only, works great. The best part is, you can keep replacing the source files with newer builds as they come out without having to do it over and over. I have a dedicated Windows 7 USB drive now .

PS must be at least 4GB
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20 Jul 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pepc619 View Post
Thank you Brink!
I'm gonna try it out.
Just one thing. Can I delete everything from usb flash drive when I install my Windows 7. So I make it into a normal usb flash to store files.
You're welcome.

Yes, after installing, you can format the USB to use it normally again.
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20 Jul 2009   #7
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome.

Yes, after installing, you can format the USB to use it normally again.
What i do is to wipe my USB stick after installing but not format it. This allows me to use it in the normal way but when the next leak arrives i can just copy the new files over without having to format it and make it bootable again. This allows me to keep certain folders always on the stick (like AV, Firefox etc).

Just an idea.
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20 Jul 2009   #8
Pepc619

Windows Xp 32 bit, Windows 7 next week :P
 
 

Guys i'm back. Installing with flash usb didn't help. I still always freeze Expanding Windows Files process always freezes me.
What can I do now?
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20 Jul 2009   #9
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Check your memory using memtest86

If you have any OC considering reverting to base setup prior to install.
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20 Jul 2009   #10
Pepc619

Windows Xp 32 bit, Windows 7 next week :P
 
 

Well the company where I build my PC built computer for me. I asked them if they could get RAM to 1866 mhz. They said that they did it and that the system is stable. I also ran quick diagnostic test and no mistakes in RAM. I'll try Memtest86 tho :/
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