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  1. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Starter 32bit
       #20

    Alright, I just wanted to make sure that the USB would not replace Windows 7.

    I sure won't be doing anything to that degree. I'm assuming that MS-DOS running from a USB stick could see the C drive; is that correct?
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  2. Posts : 70,222
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #21

    Correct, it will be able to see any drive connected to the computer.
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  3. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Starter 32bit
       #22

    Thanks for the responses! Off to try MS-DOS, then.
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  4. Posts : 70,222
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    You're welcome. :)
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8 v.7989
       #24

    Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
    Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

    Any suggestions?
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  6. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
       #25

    S4LTnL1ghT said:
    Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
    Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

    Any suggestions?
    Either that key is not bootable or the machine is incapable of booting from a usb key.
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  7. Posts : 70,222
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #26

    S4LTnL1ghT said:
    Getting this message when trying to boot from USB Key:
    Remove disks or other media. Press any key to continue.

    Any suggestions?
    It just depends on if your computer is capable of booting from a USB key or not, and if it's a bootable USB key or not as Bill posted above. If it's a newer model computer, then most likely it is able to.

    My Gateway laptop does this to me. I have to keep tappping F8 at boot to open the boot menu, then select to boot from the USB key drive. You may have a different F key to press instead at boot to open the boot menu though depending on what brand your laptop or desktop is.



    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #27

    I just followed the steps and it works great. The only thing I would warn people is it takes a lot of room. I used a 500Gig USB Portable drive and it used up 380Gig. I have tried all kinds of tools to retrieve the space back but I believe it will probably make 3 quarters of any drive you use unusable. Just keep this in mind and don't use a big drive like I did.

    UPDATE:
    I just tried it again and instead of using the Quick Format option I just left the box unchecked for that and it worked just fine. It did not take up a lot of room. Hardly any. Good to go - Thanks.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Aug 2011 at 18:31. Reason: merged
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  9. Posts : 68
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #28

    Sorry to dig up an old thread.

    Why not use 'internal MS-DOS system files' in the HP utility?
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  10. Posts : 18
    Windows Home Premium 64bit
       #29

    Saved my bacon, AGAIN


    Many thanks again to Brink. This tutorial helped me reflash the faulty F/W on Samsung 2Tb Spinpoint HDD.
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