Bootable usb help needed

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BigCol, May 11, 2014.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Trying to create a bootable usb drive for windows 7. Ive downloaded and installed the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. I have a windows 7 iso ready on my pc, but each time I try, I get an error message. Ive taken screenshot of my pc screen. Ant help with this will be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance guys

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    Any help with this will be very much appreciated
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #2 coleoptere2007, May 11, 2014
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    Check properties of the iso file. Did you run the tool as an admin ?
     
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  3. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Ive just tried running the tool as admin and its not worked. What should I look for in properties? Just tried another flash drive and its the same, didnt work :(
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Copy the iso to another location, look in the properties to see if it's locked. check the capacity of the usb drive and compare with the size of the iso. can you open the iso with winrar, 7zip, ultraiso or whatever application you use ?
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If the Windows 7 ISO isn't an original from MS (check with checksum) it may could not work with the MS DVD Tool! You could try Rufus or YUMI which may will work. Anyway, Check the ISO first and compare the Checksum, don't use an 'Frankenbuild' ISO!
     
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  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yeah, to my knowlegde pisthai is right here (looking at the ISO size it's an updated one). Try Rufus ... :g:.
     
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  7. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    how about usb disk size used?
    Usb with a capacity >= 32GB will be formatted using FAT32.
    FAT32 can not hold files with size over 4GB (install.wim). Check the install.wim file on the sources.
    :)
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    ISO is ~4,5 GB so WIM should be ~3,8 GB :g:.
     
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  9. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Im trying a 16gb ub stick and its working!!! I did change the name of the iso to just windows 7.iso and booooomm. Wish to god I had throught of this earlier. Thanks for the replies guuys, your helpo and advice have been very much appreicated :worthy::worthy::worthy:
     
  10. gotBooched

    gotBooched MDL Novice

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    I ran into this issue but just downloaded the official ISO from Digital River and it worked fine....

    something w/ the ISO i was trying to use. I did not change USB sticks at any point.
     
  11. sauravsonu

    sauravsonu MDL Novice

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    you may use gburner , its just a duck -2 going.
     
  12. ismethere

    ismethere MDL Senior Member

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    First of all check your USB FD.....it's should be able formatted NTFS,
    the space are enough? or not. sometime cause error.
     
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  13. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    FYI the problem has been solved by OP ;)
     
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