light windows for WinToUsb

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by gimbolta, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. gimbolta

    gimbolta MDL Novice

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    Hello to all the people in mdl forums! So that's my first thread, so forgive me if i do smthg wrong!:)

    I have this 4gb usb flash drive and want to make it a windows driver (using WinToUsb app) for my laptop.
    *The laptop has no hard drive.
    *I have another 4gb flash drive i can use.
    Can it hold Windows 7 home premium or do i need a larger flash drive?
    Or witch OS is light enough for a 4gb flash drive?

    All i need to do is use the laptop just for internet browsing just for a month, until i get a hard drive.
    *i dont't have time for studying linux!:eek:
     
  2. oaouaiuae

    oaouaiuae MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I have used WinToUSB but I can't remember exactly the amount of space needed for Windows 7. I believe it uses a little less than the official requirements... (Officially Windows 7 needs at least 16 GiB for a 32-bit installation and 20 for a 64-bit) So, without doubt, I think you need more than 4 GiB but I can't ensure you 16 GiB are enough; 32 are.
    On the other hand, running an OS on USB stick is recommended with memory sticks that have good reads and writes.
    If you still want to use Windows 7 + WinToUSB, maybe Starter edition and 16 GiB can do the work.
    I do not know what's your meaning of Internet browsing and aside of your skills with Linux I suggest you to use Ubuntu + Rufus (rufus.akeo.ie); it fits in that 4 GiB sticks and you can do live boot without need to install it.

    Good luck!
     
  3. gimbolta

    gimbolta MDL Novice

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    Ī¤hanks a lot mate!
    How about a link for downloading <ubuntu+rufus> to the stick? I understand that's an OS that comes with an internet browser and all, right?
     
  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    You can easily find ubuntu if you google search it. Same goes for rufus
     
  5. gimbolta

    gimbolta MDL Novice

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    thanks!
    Installed ubuntu on the stick, everything works fine, i browse the internet with ubuntu firefox just fine, but trying to get to a flash internet game i have to download flash player.
    So i download it, but the flash player exe file won't run, and i get the "an error has occurred" window.
    What should i do?
    Note that i run ubuntu just from the stick and has not installed it, since there's no hard drive in the laptop.
     
  6. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Linux doesn't use .exe files for installation, thats only a linux thing. To my knowledge, there was a version of flash on linux, however I think Adobe has abandoned it; some sites should still work with HTML5 though.
     
  7. oaouaiuae

    oaouaiuae MDL Novice

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    #8 oaouaiuae, Jul 27, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
    You could get Flash Player from Ubuntu Software Center ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Software_Center#/media/File:Ubuntu_Software_Center_icon_v3.svg ).
    Search for "flash player" and install it (You don't need to get installed Ubuntu); that's all.
    If for some reason that version doesn't work you maybe can install manually Fresh Player Plugin (by Rinat Ibragimov; webupd8.org/2015/01/fresh-player-plugin-sees-new-release.html )