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#1 Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:00

Hy. I wish to install Windows 7 SP1 trial on my friends computer but something wierd happends. After choosing boot primary device and restart..it comes back to bios and nothing happends. So it won't boot from usb drive. Here are the files that have been transfered to the stick..which could be the trick?

 

- also.. for Windows 7 SP1 is the latest addition? No SP2 actually available ?

Thanks!

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#2 +i11usive

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:03

You also need to run DISKPART and mark the partition on the USB stick as active. Then you need to go to a command prompt, change into the BOOT directory on the Windows 7 installation media and run BOOTSECT /NT60 X: where X is the drive letter of your usb stick

 

DISKPART

Click Start, type in CMD and press <enter>

Type in DISKPART and press <enter>

Type in LIST DISK and press <enter>

Type in SELECT DISK x where x is the disk number from the previous step and press <enter>

Type in SELECT PARTITION 1 and press <enter>

Type in ACTIVE and press <enter>

Type in EXIT and press <enter>

 

BOOTSECT

From the command prompt, type in X: where x is the drive letter of your Windows 7 installation media and press <enter>

Type in CD BOOT  and press <enter>

Type in BOOTSECT /NT60 X: where x is the drive letter of your USB stick and press <enter>

 

That should do it...



#3 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:44

Well.. haven't understood exacly further steps.. should I simply copy win7 setup files to stick ?

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#4 +i11usive

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:56

Type EXIT <enter> at that screen.

 

Then navigate to the CD drive / mounted ISO you copied the installation files from. So if in Windows Explorer it's on D: drive, then type in D: <enter> at the command prompt, then CD\BOOT <enter>, then BOOTSECT /NT60 X: <enter> where X is the drive letter of your USB stick, which you should also be able to see from Windows Explorer.



#5 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:13

Well..succeed copying files from usb in install enviroment..but after I change to boot from ssd it gives me : BOOTMGR is missing/Press ctrl+alt+del to restart.. :|. Any solution for this ? Thanks a lot :(



#6 +i11usive

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:16

Did you manage to run the BOOTSECT /NT60 X:



#7 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:17

no..saw your post too late :(



#8 +i11usive

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:18

Boot back into Windows - you can run the command after the event. What is the drive letter of your CD - from where you copied the installation files - and the USB stick?



#9 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:22

well.. windows has been formatted and it gives me that error if I boot from ssd where new install is.. but the installation files are on .. E drive..and the USB stick was on G..startup repair from W7 setup won't do the job?



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:23

Use Rufus for all your bootable ISO stick needs. Not much chance to do it wrong.

 

http://www.neowin.ne...s-149-build-506



#11 Dav-id

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:31

Use this: http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool



#12 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:40

Tried with startup repair but no luck..cause o.s. is not installed totally . So I should do the job with one of those tools and after reinstall o.s.?



#13 +i11usive

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:47

So, you've managed to boot from USB and format the system drive - did Windows not install correctly?



#14 OP Cosmin

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 14:13

I quess.. cause after install process copied the files to ssd..required restart (boot from ssd now) and gived me that error. So the install process is not finished..but booting from ssd.. :|

* no error was reported during install process.



#15 kala-kas

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 14:15

You also have regular hard drive in there? Might be that its trying to boot from there, safer to disconnect that while installing Windows.