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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    rpeck15 MDL Novice

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    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 p:pcworld.com/article/165159/install_windows_7_from_an_external_hard_drive.html