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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

21 Apr 2012   #230
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True soho, it took about 4 hours to "Clean all" on a 500GB HDD. Don't use either on a SSD.


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08 Jul 2012   #231
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Wow Shawn how COOL was that !
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08 Jul 2012   #232
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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08 Jul 2012   #233
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey mate I wish I had cottoned on to this little beauty before I did all that legwork with disks! It went so smoothly after I used another one of your tuts for initialising a very stubborn (and old) HDD.

Now theres Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Brink just to name a few of the Gods
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08 Jul 2012   #234
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey mate I wish I had cottoned on to this little beauty before I did all that legwork with disks! It went so smoothly after I used another one of your tuts for initialising a very stubborn (and old) HDD.

Now theres Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Brink just to name a few of the Gods
Good job John! Shawn has 2-3 good tips eh?
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11 Jul 2012   #235
USlava77

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Invalid MS-DOS Function

Hello!

I enjoyed the quite detailed tutorial, so a great thanks for that.

But I ran into a problem when copying the windows files from the ISO to my USB.
When copying, the following error comes up: Invalid MS-DOS function
for several, I'm guessing, important files. I'm given the choice to try again, skip, or cancel. After skipping, Windows Explorer stops working O.O

Any help will be greatly appreciated in my first attempt to create a bootable USB.
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11 Jul 2012   #236
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by USlava77 View Post
Hello!

I enjoyed the quite detailed tutorial, so a great thanks for that.

But I ran into a problem when copying the windows files from the ISO to my USB.
When copying, the following error comes up: Invalid MS-DOS function
for several, I'm guessing, important files. I'm given the choice to try again, skip, or cancel. After skipping, Windows Explorer stops working O.O

Any help will be greatly appreciated in my first attempt to create a bootable USB.
HUm USlava how "clean" was the drive mate perhaps a brand new one would be better and as a matter of course I diskparted mine - cleaned it - before I ran the ISO. (To clear it off the software they come with)
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11 Jul 2012   #237
USlava77

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
ISO problem

The thing is, I can't even copy the files from the iso to my desktop or anywhere. Same error.

I also tried using xcopy in cmd and after copying some files it stopped and said this:

the target volume does not support symbolic links

The Windows 7 iso I have is legit from Microsoft's website.
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11 Jul 2012   #238
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello USlava, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did OPTION ONE work with your ISO file?
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11 Jul 2012   #239
USlava77

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Option One - The Windows 7 tool did not work either, after selecting the ISO, it told me that I had an invalid ISO.

No worries though, as I believe my issue will soon be resolved. I have managed to obtain a different ISO, and with this one, copying to my computer seems to work. I will try the second method again, and get back to you on my results.
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