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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

14 Feb 2011   #160
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You shouldn't have to change the "Legacy USB" option - thats there to allow the keyboard amd mouse to work prior to the Windows driver for those being loaded. Moving the USB to the top of the boot priority is the correct thing to do.

Regards,
Golden


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14 Feb 2011   #161
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Golden,

You don't if it's just Legacy USB, but if it's Legacy USB storage detect, then you would need to. That is if there is a setting for in the BIOS.
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14 Feb 2011   #162
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thanks Brink - I wasn't even aware that that option for storage existed.
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14 Feb 2011   #163
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Golden.

It can be a real handy setting, if the motherboard has it, to allow or prevent booting from a USB by setting it and password protecting BIOS.
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24 Feb 2011   #164
Kar98

Windows 7 32 Pro
 
 

Thanks! I've used method 2 from this post about a year ago, successfully. Perfect if you have a fast flash drive and a legal volume key.

Any idea if I can just copy or clone this over to another, larger drive, or if I have to do it all over again?
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25 Feb 2011   #165
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could create a ISO from the USB key, then burn the ISO to another USB key using OPTION ONE to make it bootable as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2011   #166
BishopLord

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Hey Brink, thanks for this tutorial. I didn't even have to read through, I just opened the first pic and kept clicking the next arrow to advance to the next pic. I wish everyone made their tutorials like this.

Anyhow, the USB key worked, but unfortunately my system still would hang on various installs... either expanding the files, or finalizing installation. Frustrated, I went to bed, and when I woke up this morning, I researched for another solution and I can't believe I overlooked this (as it never happened before), but when the install was expanding the files, I unplugged the USB cable and keyboard (I went back to trying to install from DVD). This worked perfectly. This took all but of 15 minutes or so, unlike when it got stalled I would wait up to an hour just to find out the system was installed.

I know this thread is over 2 years old, but if what I said above helps anyone else in my predicament...
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27 Feb 2011   #167
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BishopLord,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting your results so that they may help others with the same issue.
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27 Feb 2011   #168
Kar98

Windows 7 32 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Kar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could create a ISO from the USB key, then burn the ISO to another USB key using OPTION ONE to make it bootable as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Well, on that note, I just took my W7 install ISO and made it into another USB key
This time, since I was actually doing it _with_ W7 installed on an actual computer, method one worked without a hitch.
The previous time, all I had to work with was XP in a virtual machine so I had to use method two, because the MS tool bitched about "invalid ISO" or words to that effect.
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27 Feb 2011   #169
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kar,

That's great to hear. I'm glad that you got it sorted.
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