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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:29

I need to know how to install windows 7 via a flash drive, my reasoning behind this is that I currently do not have a SATA cable for my DVD drive, and I am (hopefully) going to swap my 250GB out for a 1TB long enough to RMA it back to Seagate.


#2 farmeunit

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:33

http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool

That will take a Win7 ISO and make it bootable so you can install from flash drive. Just set your computer to boot from that.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:35

http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool

That will take a Win7 ISO and make it bootable so you can install from flash drive. Just set your computer to boot from that.

Microsoft really should make this tool easier to find from the main site

#4 OP jnelsoninjax

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:35

^Thanks! I could not remember that program! I had it at one time but forgot all about it!

#5 mrp04

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:42

By the way, the same program works for Windows 8 if anyone is wondering.

#6 +goretsky

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:08

Hello,

It also apparently works with Microsoft Windows Vista as well.

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Aryeh Goretsky

#7 Xahid

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18

One more thing to notice, the tool will works nicely in Windows 64Bit edition,
If you want to Burn the USB from 32Bit Edition of Windows, for 32Bit edition of Windows 7/8 then fine,
but if you are going to Burn the USB for 64Bit Edition of Windows from 32Bit edition of Windows, then it will be pain (Search the bootsect file for 32Bit to burn 64Bit USB)
Just sharing my experience :)

#8 manroweb

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:16

One more thing to notice, the tool will works nicely in Windows 64Bit edition,
If you want to Burn the USB from 32Bit Edition of Windows, for 32Bit edition of Windows 7/8 then fine,
but if you are going to Burn the USB for 64Bit Edition of Windows from 32Bit edition of Windows, then it will be pain (Search the bootsect file for 32Bit to burn 64Bit USB)
Just sharing my experience :)


This is a very good point, and an issue I had encountered some time back.
I now user http://wintoflash.com/home/en/ which will let you burn 32bit or 64bit from either a 32bit or 64bit system. It saves you hunting for the correct bootsect files.

#9 notuptome2004

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:29

Microsoft should of just integrated it in to windows

#10 REM2000

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:39

Hello,

It also apparently works with Microsoft Windows Vista as well.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky


works for the servers aswell, Win2008, R2 and 2012.