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Windows 7: update from USB?

22 Apr 2009   #1
clockwork

Windows 7
 
 
update from USB?

would it be possible to update without burning another disc?

currently running build 7000, what would be the best release to go for?

p.s. i have discs, just lazy/dont feel like using it if theres another way


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22 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi clockwork,

Yes it is entirely possible. You need to first extract the contents of the downloaded ISO image (PowerISO or Winzip work well) to the external/USB HD in a directory of your choice.

Then just run the setup file & choose to upgrade rather than advanced install. I would choose build 7077 as it's the most stable.

Hope this helps
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23 Apr 2009   #3
ccatlett1984

 

you cant just extract the files to the thumbdrive. you also need to make the thumbdrive bootable (copying files does not do this).

Run CMD.EXE and type the following. Note: This set of commands assumes that the USB flash drive is addressed as "disk 1". you should double check that by doing a list of the disks (type "list disk") before cleaning it. If you have multiple hard drives, like an SDFlash drive or a Multibay drive, you could end up wiping your second drive using this command.
  1. diskpart
  2. select disk 1 (read warning above, be sure you pick the usb drive)
  3. clean
  4. create partition primary
  5. select partition 1
  6. active
  7. format fs=fat32
  8. assign
  9. exit
after doing the above, you just have to copy the files from the iso to the usb drive
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23 Apr 2009   #4
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

From there, choose your thumb drive when you see your BIOS's splash screen.
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24 Apr 2009   #5
clockwork

Windows 7
 
 

thanks guys.
workin on it now, using build 7100 yay!
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24 Apr 2009   #6
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clockwork View Post
thanks guys.
workin on it now, using build 7100 yay!
That's the RC! Where did you get it?!
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25 Apr 2009   #7
clockwork

Windows 7
 
 

not sure if i will get in trouble for posting it but the model number is 7100.0.090421-1700
im sure you are savvy enough to find it and download it. public release is scheduled may 5th
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25 Apr 2009   #8
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

That's ok. Thanks for answering. I'm build 7100 right now. We actually had a post about it, but in a different forum
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