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Old 08-25-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question installing win7 with a USB - how???

hey there,

so i have win7 ULTIMATE AIO 64bit and would like to install it on a HDD that i partitioned today. the thing is that i don't have a cd-burner and would like to do it with a usb key.....but how can i do that???

i've taken the .iso file and extracted it.
i know i can set the first boot device in bios to a USB port.
but just copying the files onto the USB does not work

anyone done this yet????
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I couldn't get it to boot correctly, even with Boot from USB enabled. What I did, was I booted into xp, opened the Windows 7 installer, and told it to do a clean install.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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I swear I answered a post about this same thing yesterday..

Google is your friend, my friend.


Make sure you have a 4GB or larger thumb drive.

Go to: http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

Download the Windows98 files-

Format thumb drive, using HP USB Drive Utility

Copy Windows 98 files and Windows 7 to the thumb drive.

Boot up and direct your computer to the USB..try to get the stick in your "USB_1" slot


Good Luck!
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There is a much easier way that works beautifully. I have used this method successfully dozens of times. Check this out. Also works for Vista, 2008 and 2008 R2. Incredibly easy...
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There is a much easier way that works beautifully. I have used this method successfully dozens of times. Check this out. Also works for Vista, 2008 and 2008 R2. Incredibly easy...
Lmao

How much easier does it need to be?
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excellent, thanks everyone!!!!
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Lmao

How much easier does it need to be?
O... k.
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