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Windows 7: Bootable USB Win 7 ( not install )

15 May 2018   #1
user77777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1
 
 
Bootable USB Win 7 ( not install )

I see a lot of info on creating a bootable USB installation disk .
What I am interested in , is a bootable USB of actual Win 7 .
In case of hard disk boot troubles , I could use this to get in at least .
Seem to recall , years ago seeing such a thing .
Anyone ?
Thanks .


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15 May 2018   #2
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi user77777, welcome to Seven Forums,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user77777 View Post
In case of hard disk boot troubles, I could use this to get in at least.
You might find these two links very interesting:

[1] How to Run Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

[2] How to Run Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

I hope this helps!
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15 May 2018   #3
F22 Simpilot

 

There's also Hiren's boot CD.
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15 May 2018   #4
user77777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Paul Black and F22 Simpilot .
Very helpful info .
I actually just had a problem , after updating Avast . After restarting , I could not log into my account with "The User Profile Service failed the logon" .
Was imagining having to re-install and lose all .
Succeeded to do a System Restore .
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16 May 2018   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why aren`t you creating disk images with Macrium Reflect ?

Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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16 May 2018   #6
user77777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks AddRAM , I'm working on that .
Still , would a successful System Restore not be easier than a Macrium Restore ?
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17 May 2018   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

System restore is fine, but it depends on your drive being ok. If you have an image it can be restored to a new/different drive.

There are several free drive imaging tools. I recommend Aomei Backupper as the simplest to use.
Best Windows Backup and Restore Software | AOMEI Backupper

Ther are several others, if you can be bothered checking them out.
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17 May 2018   #8
user77777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks SIW2 - I'll check out Aomei Backupper .
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