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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

07 Aug 2009   #70

Windows 7

I simple had to register, purely to say thank you for this guide! It helped, a lot!

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07 Aug 2009   #71

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome ZiggyX, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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07 Aug 2009   #72


Followed the tutorial and installed Windows 7,thanks Brink!
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07 Aug 2009   #73

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Visy.
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07 Sep 2009   #74

Windows 7 Professional x64

Does anyone know if this same tutorial will work if instead of formatting format FAT32? I saw another tutorial that looks exactly the same except he typed "format fs=fat32 quick" (and copied using command line and switches) but still the same))

I am wondering what the difference is if any. I suppose it would work. I just wonder if theres any advantage to NTFS or FAT32.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2009   #75

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hi Nate,

Since Windows 7 formats the hard drive using NTFS during installation, it would be best to use it. However, it should not make any difference for it working if you wanted to use FAT32 instead on the USB key though.
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07 Sep 2009   #76

Windows 7 Professional x64

Brink, Thanks for the reply. I was wondering why this was. It makes perfect sense to use NTFS since this is what Windows uses. Thank you.

Have a great day and week!
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07 Sep 2009   #77

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Nate. I hope you have a great day and week as well.
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26 Oct 2009   #78

Windows 7 Ultimate

Note that you can also now you this tool:

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I've used it to create a USB installation of Windows 7 and it worked wonderfully.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #79

PC: Windows XP // Laptop: Windows XP SP2

Great tutorial, did everything.. but if only I had paid attention to my BIOS first lol. I don't have the option to boot from USB with my old motherboard. Any other suggestions, other than buying a new PC?
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