Boot a full version of Windows 7 from a USB Port

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by parulsc, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. parulsc

    parulsc MDL Novice

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    nash58 MDL Member

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    Win7 usb dvd tools
     
  3. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    I've been a long time member at boot-land , but haven't checked it lately.

    Does that script work with a usb flash drive? I guess diskpart has to see the drive as a fixed drive, not a removable one.
     
  4. crazydude

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    i haven't tried it myself either. I guess the script would work with a flash drive, provided it is of sufficient size
    to accommodate the windows 7 installation. so the minimum would be 8/16 GB drive...
     
  5. chi09es

    chi09es MDL Novice

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    I just tried this script from boot-land and, guess what, it works like a charm. I first installed W7 on an USB hdd and then on a 16 Gb flash memory stick.
    The memory stick took 3 hours to install, is a bit slow, but works perfectly. I could also activate without any problem.

    Very nice! Thanks for the tip.

    chi09es
     
  6. crazydude

    crazydude MDL Novice

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    thats great ! does the OS work normally or is it slow too ?
     
  7. chi09es

    chi09es MDL Novice

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    On the usb hard disk it works great, on usb flash it is a bit slow, but working.
     
  8. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    Intriguing. I have an EeePC 4G running XP on internal flash and a spare 80GB external.
     
  9. parulsc

    parulsc MDL Novice

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    I'm sure all of those methods work fine, although this isn't a Preloaded Environment, its a full version of Windows 7, any results on how the installation went through the web link I posted?
     
  10. parulsc

    parulsc MDL Novice

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    And please don't forget to add rep if it works! =)
     
  11. crazydude

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    yeah they are a legal site, so they don't distribute such files... according to them , since only win 7/PE 3.0 supports
    VHD, they might not support VHD.

    even otherwise i feel VHD will difficult to defragment or is there a tool for that ?
     
  12. crazydude

    crazydude MDL Novice

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    has anybody tried it on a PC different from the one from which it was installed ?
     
  13. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    So that means :
    Put win7 on a USB-HDD
    Boot from USB
    Install WAT update
    When it passed you know it is also good on your originall OS with the same configuration
    and when you put the hdd on another PC and not passed then you know that you must chance something

    what i try to say is that you can use the HDD without to install something on your originall OS to check , because the USB HDD use the same hardware configuration as the PC or Laptop where is is plugged in .

    Or is that really stupid thinking ?????


    Thanx for the great work People do here !!!! :D:D:D
     
  14. crazydude

    crazydude MDL Novice

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    sorry didn't understand what you mean to say, could you explain a bit