Installing Windows 7 From USB Drive 3 Steps Easy Process

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  1. Gigahertz20

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  3. Opa

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    Sounds good :)
     
  4. Lenmaer

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    Or simply buy an "U3" compatible USB Key and extract the ISO on it.
    Nothing else is needed.
     
  5. Zaphire

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    It works fine.
    I've been doing it since well before the beta version came out.

    In 3. above, insert your USB key and go to the 'Bootable' pull down menu in UltraISO.
    Then select 'Write Disk Image. . .'

    Make sure the window says the drive letter your key is in and then press the button 'Write'.

    Just like burning an ISO to a DVD but in this case the result will be a bootable USB key.

    Installing this way will only work on a machine that will boot from a USB key.
    You may need to change the boot order in your BIOS and then change it back after.

    And in some cases you will need to remove the key at the first re-boot of the install process otherwise the install may start from the beginning again.

    This would be a great way to install to a netbook that has no DVD drive.
     
  6. atifsh

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    #6 atifsh, Aug 8, 2009
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    woh steps.. burning iso to USB......what is this stupid gallary........ u guys actually know meaning of burning ?

    sorrry i had to say this, no offence but u dont need to do anything......

    format usb copy / extract files from iso to usb thats it. boot from usb.

    use anything u like ultra iso, winrar, ............ u just need to copy the da m files from dvd to usb
     
  7. sunnybear

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    ya. that's the new feature from UltraISO 9.2 version or later

    so make sure you have the latest version.

    not only this, i also use it to boot my computer into pure DOS to flash the BIOS
     
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  9. wuhoatu

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    It more easy in my case. I use my cheap USB Kingston 4GB v30 only (not U3 type).
    1. Format it with HP USB Flash disc format
    2. Extract all content of WIN7/Vista ISO to the USB (more exactly, I already exacted it to a folder on my HDD and copy it to the USB)
    3. Boot by the USB and install OS normally.
     
  10. atifsh

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    bythe way its not windows 7 feature... i install vista like that. :) just vista takes little more time its not optimized for this purpose. so vista actually copies everything from usb to harddisk first. win 7 just install as it install frm dvd.
     
  11. Zaphire

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    atifsh - I said "just like burning" and if you just copy the files from out of the ISO to a USB stick it won't be bootable.
    You can do an install out of a running operating system like this but you can't boot from a key to do a fresh install like booting from a DVD as it won't be bootable.
     
  12. echrada

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    It definitely works, I have been doing it for quite a while.:)
     
  13. atifsh

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    yeah if u see its not complicated they just do this for say if u buy usb without partion... never had a usb like that though :)

    outa that tutorial..... main points were as iv already said....

    Then you can copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do).
    Now you can insert the thumb drive into the system you want to install Windows 7 onto and boot the system. The installation will now proceed as usual—but faster.
     
  14. atifsh

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    pls dont say that anymore :) its not like burning, its copying files from one drive to other.

    alright now what ill do is check if u dont have active usb partion will it boot or not. apparently my usb is active and i dont remember doing it, though i must have done it if thats not how they come.

    second to make it easy and clear.... dont use disk part or blaa blaa. just use windows diskmanager and delete and recreate partition.

    ill get back to u guys after i test.
     
  15. Zaphire

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    On installing to a multi-boot system

    Say you have XP on C: and Vista on D: (first partition and second partition).

    If you boot from a DVD or USB key and install Win 7 to a third partition it will be running as Win 7 on another C: and your XP on C: will be on D: when viewed from Win 7.

    If you install from a running operating system then the drive assignments you have set up in that running operating system will be followed by the install of Win 7.
    That is in the above example your Win 7 would be running from E: and not C:

    That way from each of the operating systems they will always see - XP on C:, Vista on D: and Win 7 on E:

    I would suggest Vista Boot Pro or Easy BCD to manipulate your BCD Menu.
     
  16. xhtml

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    Hello WU. on the point 1, what type of format do you choose? fat32 or ntsf something? i d like to try it...
    last question, is it working for all USB?
    USB Key in this thread, is it for the USB flash? i meant usb drive?

    I just got an idea... is it possible if i took the MicroSD as the flash? anyone try? i waste 5 or 6 DVDs already as i just began using win7 in July... :D
    thanks and hope friends can help me the nebie to understand...

    regardsss
     
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  17. atifsh

    atifsh MDL Junior Member

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    AFIK u cant boot frm card readers, atleast not from builtin ones.
     
  18. xcom

    xcom MDL Junior Member

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    Will give this a try. Thanks! :)