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Install Windows 7 From USB Thumb Drive

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#1 DaffyKantReed


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:37 AM

Install Windows 7 From USB Thumb Drive (Vista or Windows 7 computer)

You will need at least 4GB free on the target USB device.

**WARNING: all existing data will be lost if your proceed further.. Backup first.**

Open an elevated command prompt.

DISKPART then Enter.

LIST DISK then Enter.

LIST DISK will show the disk number of your USB drive.

Enter the following commands one at a time, pressing Enter after each:

SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number as needed.)








Now follow steps 5-9 below.

Install Windows 7 From USB Thumb Drive (XP computer)

1. Download USB_MultiBoot_10.zip


2. Unzip it.

**WARNING: all existing data will be lost if your proceed further.. Backup first.**

3. Run USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd, press any key, then choose option H.

4. Choose NTFS under 'File System'. Choose Start.

5. Place your Vista or Windows 7 DVD in the drive. Note the drive letter at this time.

6. Open a command prompt. Type "E: cd boot" without the quotation marks. Substitute the drive letter of your optical drive for E: if required.

7. Now type "BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 G:" without the quotation marks to make your USB stick bootable. Substitute the drive letter of your thumb drive for G: if required.

8. Copy all files from the DVD to the USB drive. (Control-A, Control-C, and Control-V to paste)

9. You can now boot from the USB stick and install Vista or Windows 7. Do not forget to change the boot priority in the BIOS to USB first. Also, try to use a USB2 port as it reduces writing and reading times a fair bit.

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