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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

26 Mar 2011   #180
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Britton,

Q1) It wouldn't be a "bootable" USB if done that way. You could do it that way if you only wanted to run the USB from within XP though.


Q2) Yes, it should be able to be used the same as a retail Windows 7 DVD in the tutorial.
I made the USB drive as in your tut, but it won't boot. I have adjusted my BIOS settins to make USB devices 1st in the boot order.


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26 Mar 2011   #181
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Gary,

Did you use Method One? It's the easiest and less problematic method to use.
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26 Mar 2011   #182
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No I didn't. It is unclear to me if the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool will create the .iso file. I will give it a shot though.
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26 Mar 2011   #183
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you do not have a ISO file, then you can use a free program like ImgBurn or ISODisk to create a ISO from your Windows 7 installation DVD to use with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool program to make a bootable USB flash drive with the ISO.
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26 Mar 2011   #184
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Bad .iso

I used ImgBurn and used the resulting iso and then this error.

Attachment 145746

I am gonna try the ISOdisk now.
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26 Mar 2011   #185
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does your university installation DVD install like the retail version below?

Clean Install Windows 7
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26 Mar 2011   #186
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I honestly don't remember, but it looked very familiar.

I have used the IMGburn utility, then AData OstoGo utility and I think it'll run now, at least it started on my computer, but then I cancelled it. I have a new AData S102 USB drive which is USB 3.0 so I had to use their program to format, create .iso, and burn it to the drive, all one operation. Apparently with Adata's drives it's required you use their proprietary software to get 'er done.
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26 Mar 2011   #187
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's curious, it appears to be using Grub to hand over to bootmgr .

Should work fine - not sure why they are doing that - perhaps so you can do it from XP.

It seems to need .net 2 - if so, you would need to install that on XP as well.
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26 Mar 2011   #188
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's good news Gary. If the installation starts from the USB like that, then it should work.
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28 Mar 2011   #189
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That's curious, it appears to be using Grub to hand over to bootmgr .

Should work fine - not sure why they are doing that - perhaps so you can do it from XP.

It seems to need .net 2 - if so, you would need to install that on XP as well.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's good news Gary. If the installation starts from the USB like that, then it should work.
I finally got the USB drive to work, using the AData software to create AND burn the .iso of the Win 7 X32 DVD, the ole XP 'puter loves it
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