Can I boot multiple Win Os's from a USB HD (to install only)?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by itsmerts, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

    Feb 26, 2010
    So, I have a laptop hd that that I put in a USB enclosure. I would love to be able to put my Various Windows cd's / dvd's onto it and then use it to boot from when I want to install Windows to a new desktop or laptop. I guess it would need some sort of menu so I could choose the flavor I wanted. Is this do-able? Can someone point me to a tutorial or offer advice. Ive seen multi boot dvd's so I i'm guessing it can be done. Thanks to all for any help.
  2. frisbee66

    frisbee66 MDL Addicted

    Jul 30, 2009
    You could use one of the bootable AIO iso's (like the 23 in 1) and set it up just like if you were booting to single Win 7 ISO
    The AIO has its own menu
    If you can boot a Win 7 ISO on a USB stick on your laptop, you can boot to the AIO
  3. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

    Feb 26, 2010
    thanks but...

    Thanks for the response but I want to create my owne...using files that I have already worked with, files I know I can trust. Been surfing for assistance but I haven't come across anything easy or promissing yet.
  4. steve2926

    steve2926 MDL Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    #6 steve2926, Feb 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
    See website tutorial #32 - put as many Windows ISOs as you like on one USB flash drive!.
  5. rpeck15

    rpeck15 MDL Novice

    Oct 15, 2008
    I've used this tutorial on my HP flash drive, and it's worked great for me...let me know how it worked for you! h t t