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  1. Posts : 114
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       #10

    Question - I have unused flash drives from 2 GB to 32 GB - 2,4,8,16,32. There's no point in wasting a large capacity flash drive if a smaller one will do. How large a flash drive will I need?
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  2. Posts : 70,221
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       #11

    Hell Gerry,

    I do not know the exact size, but these files will not take up much space at all. You should be more than fine using the smallest 2GB USB stick.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 114
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       #12

    Thanks Brink,

    I have discovered, assuming that my source is correct, that one can actually use a 256 MB flash drive. To my knowledge, flash drives of that size haven't been manufactured recently.

    Gerry
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       #13

    GerryR said:
    Thanks Brink,

    I have discovered, assuming that my source is correct, that one can actually use a 256 MB flash drive. To my knowledge, flash drives of that size haven't been manufactured recently.

    Gerry
    You might search eBay for them. I bought 20 of them when the Fry's electronic's store was closing them out for $ 1.99 each Gave a bunch away to friends with some of my favorite Free Utilities on them.
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       #14

    GerryR said:
    Thanks Brink,

    I have discovered, assuming that my source is correct, that one can actually use a 256 MB flash drive. To my knowledge, flash drives of that size haven't been manufactured recently.

    Gerry
    You're welcome Gerry. Yeah, it will be harder to find those sizes anymore.
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  6. Posts : 114
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       #15

    Doc Brown,

    Thanks fpr the info, but it's easier to pop over to my local MicroCenter and spend $5.99 on 2GB's, of which I now have quite a few. That kind of sounds like a one-timer.

    Gerry :)
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  7. Posts : 6
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       #16

    Nice tut, very usefull for me :)
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  8. Posts : 1
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       #17

    The "Cteate an MS-DOS startup disk" option is disabled for me. I have been searching like crazy, but it seems no-one else has encountered this issue.

    EDIT:

    Just tried on my Win7 32 Laptop - same thing, the option is greyed out.
    Last edited by DystopiaPimp; 06 Apr 2011 at 18:45.
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  9. Posts : 52
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       #18

    I doubt this will get any replies, and I bet this is a very stupid question, but will any of this threaten the version of Windows 7 installed on my computer?
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  10. Posts : 70,221
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #19

    Hello Matt,

    No, since you will only be creating a bootable USB flash drive that is used to boot into MS-DOS with.

    Now, what you do after you boot into MS-DOS with the bootable USB flash drive could very well affect your installed Windows 7. Say if you format your Windows 7 drive while in MS-DOS.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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