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Windows 7: Making bootable DVD

22 Jan 2010   #11
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Here is another resource for booting from a thumbdrive. If you have one the installation will be much quicker

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


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22 Jan 2010   #12
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Here is another resource for booting from a thumbdrive. If you have one the installation will be much quicker

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Thanks for the link.

But I just tried something else. Copied and pasted the ISO file on my USB stick. Used Open With option and tried to open with WinRAR; and it took about 4 mins for the files to extract, and now I'm on to that window asking if I want to Install the Windows.

I'm not so sure, but apparently it'll work. Hmm?
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22 Jan 2010   #13
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Thanks for the link.

But I just tried something else. Copied and pasted the ISO file on my USB stick. Used Open With option and tried to open with WinRAR; and it took about 4 mins for the files to extract, and now I'm on to that window asking if I want to Install the Windows.

I'm not so sure, but apparently it'll work. Hmm?
I don't know if that will work. I would stick to the tutorial, it is proven to work
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22 Jan 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Here is another resource for booting from a thumbdrive. If you have one the installation will be much quicker

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Thanks for the link.

But I just tried something else. Copied and pasted the ISO file on my USB stick. Used Open With option and tried to open with WinRAR; and it took about 4 mins for the files to extract, and now I'm on to that window asking if I want to Install the Windows.

I'm not so sure, but apparently it'll work. Hmm?

I am pretty sure you will get stuck in the middle of the installation - happened to me once with the same method..
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22 Jan 2010   #15
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

^ Okay. Thanks. I actually tried and got to the step where it asks if I wanted to do Upgrade or Customized installation.

Anyways can I please ask one more thing. I want to make a fresh start and my plan was to
- Move data from another partition (E) to C (system one),
- install Windows 7 on the E
- Move my data I need from C to partition E
- and since traditionally the letter C is used I was going to use Paragon Partition Manager to Change the letter assigned to E (and give it name 'C')

Are there any better alternatives there? (The plan above was to be the only option when I didn't know how much help I could get from this forum. )
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22 Jan 2010   #16
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Here is another resource for booting from a thumbdrive. If you have one the installation will be much quicker

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Thanks for the link.

But I just tried something else. Copied and pasted the ISO file on my USB stick. Used Open With option and tried to open with WinRAR; and it took about 4 mins for the files to extract, and now I'm on to that window asking if I want to Install the Windows.

I'm not so sure, but apparently it'll work. Hmm?

I am pretty sure you will get stuck in the middle of the installation - happened to me once with the same method..
Oh?! Thanks for the friendly warning, whs. I will stick to installing from DVD then.
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22 Jan 2010   #17
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

If you ever need to reboot you should consider creating a system repair disc: Create a system repair disc.

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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22 Jan 2010   #18
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
If you ever need to reboot you should consider creating a system repair disc: Create a system repair disc.

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Just did that. Thanks. And creating a System Image right now.

I mainly want to know if I can somehow start everything from scracth (fresh system, faster speed, hopefully). I just posted my Q above.
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22 Jan 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

System imaging is your best bet. That allows you to keep a copy of the system in any stage you like - brand new, with programs 1-x installed, with all programs installed and all settings made, etc.
If you copy the .iso, you get only the "factory image" and have to start at square1 every time you apply it.
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22 Jan 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There is no knows issues installing from a USB drive. I have done it myself several times with no issues.

Your question depends on the data you want to save. You can always install on top of your current installation, and your data will be backed up to Windows.old
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