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Windows 7: How do you create a USB boot drive

20 Sep 2011   #11
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, will now go find a windows installation disk!!!


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20 Sep 2011   #12
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
Alright, will now go find a windows installation disk!!!
Let us know how it goes
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20 Sep 2011   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Easiest method to write USB flash installer is to use Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
with Win7 in the dropdown menu.

Follow the steps in the Perfect Reinstall link in my signature picture below to get a perfect install.
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20 Sep 2011   #14
Johnrai

Windows 7
 
 

I appreciate it, however I provided an alternative, that instead of a software disk part can be used.
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20 Sep 2011   #15
Johnrai

Windows 7
 
 

Please let us know Music Guy 123 how the installation goes.
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25 Sep 2011   #16
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

cheers, am going to try with an xp installation disc as have that... will see how it goes, thanks for the help though!!!
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25 Sep 2011   #17
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
cheers, am going to try with an xp installation disc as have that... will see how it goes, thanks for the help though!!!
Lol, it wont work with XP....but best to learn from failure.
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25 Sep 2011   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I don't think I've ever gotten XP installer to boot on a flash stick. But then I always had CD drives available.

At one time Win2Flash advertised it wrote XP to stick, but it never worked for me. However an OP I was helping got it to write the Win7 Repair CD to stick and it worked fine.
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25 Sep 2011   #19
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

why not, although i do believe u!!! I used wintoflash with what i thought was a winxp disc. I am not really sure what the disc was for, I am worried if i boot with the usb, winxp will over run my system!!! There is no iso on the usb or disc, I have screen printed the files from my usb, what will happen if i boot from it??? Thanks for your help.


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25 Sep 2011   #20
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try following this method.

How To Install Windows XP From A USB Flash Drive Articles - OCIA.net

Make sure that disk is XP.
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