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Windows 7: Repairing Win7 Bootup after xp install

15 Jan 2010   #11
ThaDraGun

Windows 7 Build 6801 x64
 
 

I think the tutorial I used would have worked IF my system would automatically boot to USB, but I dont know how to do that if it even is possible. No option in the boot sequence that I can see, only when pressing F8. The site I got it from had lots of people saying it worked successfully for them.

They tutorial that you said is hard, where is it? I wouldnt mind reading it to see how bad it is. Might not try it out but Im curious still.


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15 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

SolutionBase: Boot Windows XP from a USB flash drive

I have not tried this. I only came across it when trying to verify one of the frequent claims here that Windows can be installed to a flash drive. Google can find no cases except with XP, and those are becoming harder to find.
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15 Jan 2010   #13
ThaDraGun

Windows 7 Build 6801 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
SolutionBase: Boot Windows XP from a USB flash drive

I have not tried this. I only came across it when trying to verify one of the frequent claims here that Windows can be installed to a flash driver. Google can find no cases except with XP, and those are becoming harder to find.
Thanks
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16 Jan 2010   #14
ThaDraGun

Windows 7 Build 6801 x64
 
 

So I Tried "Burn windows xp ISO to disk, boot to the disk and install XP to the usb drive.' again. I finally figured out how to boot directly to usb automatically. That was why it messed up on me last time. I also unplugged all the other hard drives this time just incase.

It worked! WinXP is installed on the USB now and it does boot and works 100%. Its the full xp professional with service pack 3 installed. I don't like it tho. Its soooooooooo slow. Just to install it took over 2hrs. I don't have a no name thumbdrive but its also not a high speed one either. Its just a sandisc cruiser 8gb. Maybe a portable usb hard drive would be faster, im not sure. At least I know how to get it working.
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