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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

28 Mar 2011   #190

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news.

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10 Jun 2011   #191

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You can also give the USB drive a suitable name in Step 11. For example, format fs=ntfs label=W7USP2x64 quick which would mean that the USB drive is to be formatted using the NTFS files system, that it is to perform a quick format, and that it is to give it a name of W7USP2x64 (shorthand for Windows 7 Ultimate SP2 (x64)). You can, of course, choose to give it whatever name you choose, but I find it useful to give it a meaningful name reflecting on the contents.
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10 Jun 2011   #192

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Dwarf. Added into the tutorial. :)
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28 Jun 2011   #193

Windows Home Premium 64Bit & 32Bit
Question: Upgrade or fresh inst. from 32Bit -> 64Bit

Hi Tnxs for the guide above kudos.

So I created the USB stick via the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. I created it from an 64Bit Disk on a 64Bit Windows Home Premium. Now what I want to do is install the Windows 64Bit on my notebook. It's all 64Bit compatible. However when I fix bios to boot from USB or "Removable device" as its called in my options in the bios It simply does not see the drive as bootable it seems. Since it comes up with the following msg.
"Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Maybe I should mention there is a 32Bit Home premium installation on this notebook.
Also no dvd drive in it.

Any help welcome

Kind regards Marco
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29 Jun 2011   #194

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Did you remember Step 10 and make the USB partition active ? If not, the rest of the procedure will work, but you will end up with a non-bootable key.
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18 Aug 2011   #195

windows 7 64 bits professional

hello. in step 17 you mention inserting an installation dvd. but what if:
i have a netbook, without optical drive
this came with windows pre-installed, and without other media. so if MS wont supply the data to copy into my usb instalation drive, what should i do?

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18 Aug 2011   #196

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Isag, and welcome to Seven Forums.

On OEM computer's, it up to the computer's manufacturer on how they want to make Windows 7 available to the customer.

You're netbook has a factory recovery/restore partition on it's HDD that is used to restore Windows 7 back to a default out of the box state. You'll need to see the exact details of how to do this in your manual for your specific brand and model of computer since each brand usually has their own way for how to do this.

If you have an external HDD, then it would also be a good idea to create a system image backup of your netbook to be able to do a system image recovery on a new HDD in case something should happen to the netbook's HDD and you are not able to use the OEM factory recovery partition on it.

Hope this helps,
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25 Aug 2011   #197

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Great explanation, works flawless!

I was stuck at 0% with the Expanding Windows files progress when installing from DVD. Right as I'm typing it's at 81%. Thank you!!!
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25 Aug 2011   #198

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Baros. Thank you. :)
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30 Aug 2011   #199

WinXP 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oxymetazoline View Post
Hi Brink - many thanks for responding so quickly. Yes, it was an ISO ripped from my W7 disc using ImgBurn, then transferred to USB as per Method One.

I've looked at all the warnings, and can't see why it should be an issue based on any of those. The only thing I haven't done is set my BIOS to recognize "Legacy USB" - I just move it up in the boot priority and it boots fine (I've installed Linux no problems on the same machine in the past via USB).

My next course of actions is:

1) try ripping the ISO with a different program, i.e. ISODisk
2) try to find a friend with a 64 bit machine, and try Method One on that
3) try Method Two on a 64 bit machine, if all else fails
4) mental breakdown

I'll post back here with my findings...

any results? i'm having the same problem... i try to create a 64bit Win7 USB from my XP 32bit System and receive this error:
Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable. If you need assistance with the bootsect, please click the "Online Help" link.
does anyone have a solution?
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