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Old 05-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question HELP - installing VISTA from a USB Stick that was made on a XP machine???

ok, i've built a new rig that has a ASUS P6T WS PRO mobo, no cd-burner and one SATA HDD. plus other stuff but its not relevant here.

i'm trying to install winVISTA ULTIMATE using a KINGSTON TRAVELER 16gig usb stick and have tried the following....

googling and reading 40+ articles.
formatting the USB stick using the HP tool (this is done on my winXP Pro SP3 machine)
formatted to both FAT32 and NTFS (at different times to test it)
then i did this...
# Here i am assuming DVD drive as G and Pendrive as I.(Change it accordingly).
# Now type G:CD BOOT
# Now type this command BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 I: to update your USB drive with bootmgr code.

then i did this...
followed by copying the Vista DVD content to the USB stick with this: xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\.

have tried using the USB stick on each of the 10 usb drives on my mobo, but no go.
i CAN get into BIOS and did change the boot order to the KINGSTON TRAVELLER.

the ERROR MESSAGE is... insert a boot device and hit any key...or something along those lines.

my info has come from these main articles...



is anyone can help out at all, i'd be VERY APPRECIATIVE totally want to use my new rig

ps, i noticed that the USB STICK partition is NOT ACTIVE and unfortunately i can't mark it as ACTIVE in the computer manager. could this be an issue???
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