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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

22 Dec 2009   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Amelie,

Oh no. I hate it when that happens.

You might check to see if your motherboard has a newer BIOS update available that hopefully adds that option. If not, then you will need to create a bootable DVD with it instead.


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22 Dec 2009   #81
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you can add the ability to boot from usb:

D/L and install the Free Easybcd 2.0 from here:

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

It's very small to d/l. If you are installing Easybcd on XP - also d/l and install .Net Framework 2.0


Then click External Devices>Install Plop:


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create-easy-install-plop2009-12-23_041808.jpg

When you restart - select Easybcd bios extender from the boot menu -Plop will start - (outer space theme ) then select usb from the list of options Plop gives you.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amelie View Post
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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22 Dec 2009   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Aw, very nice SIW2.
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23 Dec 2009   #83
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes. Easy 2.0 is great.

Except, because Easy will want to add the plop entry to the bcd store -if you only have XP, you don't have a bcd store - you need to either add plop to boot.ini by hand , or put a copy of the Vista/7 Boot folder into XP.

Extract this:

Attachment 43202

put the folder in XP's C:\Windows.

Easy will ask if you want to repair the Vista/7 bootloader - say yes - give it the letter of your XP drive when it asks for the Vista drive letter - and again when it asks for the Boot drive.


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23 Dec 2009   #84
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Otherwise, to install PLOP by hand on XP:

Download plpgenbtldr-0.7.zip and extract it.

Create a directory on the root of the drive C:\plop.
Copy plpbt.bin and plpgenbtldr.exe to C:\plop .
As administrator open a command prompt and type:

cd c:\plop plpgenbtldr

press enter

Close cmd prompt.

Add this entry to C:\boot.ini

c:\plop\plpbtldr.bin="PLOP"


More info:

PLoP - Bootmanager - Free Boot Manager, builtin usb driver, native ...
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26 Dec 2009   #85
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I had to format my usb to fat32 to ntfs to write the iso to it.
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26 Dec 2009   #86
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jradicle,

In Computer, you can right click on the USB and click on Format. In the format options, just select NTFS for the file system and let it format it. Afterwards you will be good to go.
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26 Dec 2009   #87
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi Brink, is this an installation of the OS off the USB key, meaning prep-ing the USB key as a boot device and have it also stored the OS files?

If so, i wonder how it compares to setting it all up using MDT. I tried using MDT and created a USB installation Media, and it's pretty simple.
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26 Dec 2009   #88
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello AEM,

It's basically having the USB key drive act the same way as a Windows 7 installation DVD, but on a USB key drive instead.

I haven't tried it with MDT, so I'm not sure of the differences. Using the PowerISO program to create and burn the Windows 7 ISO from a Windows 7 installation disk is pretty simple though.
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26 Dec 2009   #89
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Yes, i would have thought so, you wouldnt be wasting your valuable time on just make a bootable USB lol (I should've thought about that).

With MDT you can do the same thing, and more eg. adding apps to the image. But we proprably won't go there unless the need arises i suppose.
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