Installing Win7 and Win8 from one USB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sid8840, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. sid8840

    sid8840 MDL Novice

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    Hello guys

    currently i have a seagate External USB HDD for installing windows OS
    i have managed to install Windows XP and Win 7 with the help of SARDU

    Now i want to have a utility that lets me install WinXP+win 7+ win8 from same USB drive

    or in other words..how can setup win 7 and win 8 from one usb??

    please help me guys!!:biggrin:
     
  2. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    Try last version of SARDU (2.0.5 RC1)
    You can install Windows Vista, Seven and Eight from same USB without make partitions.
    Let me know :)
     
  3. Gertudey

    Gertudey MDL Novice

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    Same thinking.... Agree with you friends... Good thought... :)
     
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  4. sid8840

    sid8840 MDL Novice

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    works great
    thanks
     
  5. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    Do you can explain to me your test?
    Your tried only Seven and eight or still Vista and Windows PE?
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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  7. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    @urie: i'm the developer of SARDU
    I need feedback to release 2.0.5 as stable :)
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    :eek: what can I say sorry Davide Costa staring me rite in the face on your webpage :aglerks:
     
  9. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    I'm not famous, I'm just a liquor salesman who created a software :D

    ;)
    Install both Windows Seven and Eight (without partitions) wasn't possible for a technical limit:
    Only one file named /boot/bcd
    Only one folder named sources
    I have developed a software, named barrosu (stubborn in sardinian language), which deals with the preparation of the necessary files.
    SARDU boot from DOS, barrosu prepares the files, starts grub...and...start the installer.
    All this remove the limit of Windows PE 2.x and install of Vista, Seven, Eight. I am the first to have found this solution.
    In my tests works very fine but with any PC there may be problems with grub.exe.
    This is the reason for which I need feedback :eek:

    Thanks
     
  10. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    #10 Olliw, Jul 26, 2012
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    Trying Win7 and Win8 WRP as we speak :) Will tell you how it goes

    Edit: Did not work :( Only got Windows 7 listed in the boot menu, but when i tried booting from it the whole thing got in to grub. I don't know if that was supposed to happen, but I did not make to boot the windows 7 image either.

    Used windows 7 aio created with josh cell's tool, and windows 8 wrp x64
     
  11. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    Do you uses fat32 with one empty USB?
    Do you have the GRUB error probing ROM INT vector....?
     
  12. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    Do you tried this? I think no :confused:

    Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7 or Windows 8.

    My english is very very bad but AND is different from or
     
  13. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    fat32, no grub error is i can remember
     
  14. davidecosta

    davidecosta MDL Novice

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    Try with 2.0.5 final