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Windows 7: Microsoft tool for installing Windows 7 from USB drive

22 Oct 2009   #1
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Microsoft tool for installing Windows 7 from USB drive

Microsoft willl soon provide a tool that will make it possible to move a downloaded upgrade disc to a USB key or drive, which will enable installation on netbooks without CD/DVD drives.

Windows 7 for Netbooks - Buy and download from Microsoft Store


information   Information
You can get the tool here:

http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool



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22 Oct 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i expect windows 8 may be download or usb only...

*edit*can any pre-usb pcs run 7? (but i suppose the thing is having spare usb slots?)
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22 Oct 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
*edit*can any pre-usb pcs run 7? (but i suppose the thing is having spare usb slots?)
Probably not...most pre-usb PCs the BIOS is unaware of them and cannot boot from them. You would probably need some floppy-and-usb combination.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
Ken Blake
Microsoft MVP

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Microsoft willl soon provide a tool that will make it possible to move a downloaded upgrade disc to a USB key or drive, which will enable installation on netbooks without CD/DVD drives.

Do you know anything about which netbooks this will work on? How about my EEE 1008HA?
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22 Oct 2009   #5
dmillergv

Win 7 Home X86 on 2 machines X64 on 3 machines WHS V1 on 1 machine
 
 

Ken,
Used to read your "stuff" on the MS news groups when I lived in Green Valley.

Win 7 works quite well on the netbooks regardless of the flavor.
There are programs available that create USB bootable "stick" drives from your ISO files or a distribution DVD. The one I have used is called "A Bootable USB" and there are plenty of tutorials if you want to do it from scratch".
I once saw somewhere "Google is your friend."
This particular forum is one of the best.
D i c k MIller
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22 Oct 2009   #6
apuntsel

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have used this method to create a bootable Windows 7 USB key

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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22 Oct 2009   #7
poin2

Windows7
 
 

I don't see any "tool" that they're providing.

They're simply pointing out that they're selling a downloadable version (that you can technically download directly to a USB drive for easy install to a netbook).
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23 Oct 2009   #8
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Blake View Post

Do you know anything about which netbooks this will work on? How about my EEE 1008HA?
Cant see why not. Ive had it running on my EEE PC901 for a few months. I do all my installs off a bootable SD card these days.
With my 901 i just pop the card in and around 10 mins later my netbook is up and running. All the drivers are built in other than the ACPI driver but even that might be in W7 by now.

Dave.
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23 Oct 2009   #9
Ken Blake
Microsoft MVP

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Blake View Post

Do you know anything about which netbooks this will work on? How about my EEE 1008HA?
Cant see why not. Ive had it running on my EEE PC901 for a few months. I do all my installs off a bootable SD card these days.
With my 901 i just pop the card in and around 10 mins later my netbook is up and running. All the drivers are built in other than the ACPI driver but even that might be in W7 by now.

Dave.

Thanks very much. I'll give this a try when I can.
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23 Oct 2009   #10
Ken Blake
Microsoft MVP

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmillergv View Post
Ken,
Used to read your "stuff" on the MS news groups when I lived in Green Valley.

Win 7 works quite well on the netbooks regardless of the flavor.
There are programs available that create USB bootable "stick" drives from your ISO files or a distribution DVD. The one I have used is called "A Bootable USB" and there are plenty of tutorials if you want to do it from scratch".
I once saw somewhere "Google is your friend."
This particular forum is one of the best.
D i c k MIller

Thanks, Dick. I remember your name too. I'm still active on the newsgroups, but I'm new to these forums.
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