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Windows 7 iso to boot from USB Flash Drive


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#1 meanswing

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:19 PM

Hello i'm using Windows XP Pro SP3 and i am trying to Boot the Windows 7 iso from my USB flash drive. I found a tutorial online and the first step was to use cmd to rune "DISKPART" then use "LIST DISK" to find the correct number for my flash drive. The problem is that when i type LIST disk it doesnt seem to show my flash drive. It only shows my two hard drives. Any clue what is going on. The flash drive is a brand new 8gb Kingston.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:28 PM

Does your computer's bios allow booting to a usb drive?

http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:30 PM

As I understand this, your BIOS needs to be capable of booting from a USB port. There are other factors, but this would be the first thing that I would check out.

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What can I say Chewy, great minds think alike... :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:27 PM

I think it can because the flash drive shows up as an option when i press F8 to choose which drive to boot up. Im using Asus A8N SLI Premium. Is there another program to use other than the one Windows provides because it doesnt work for me?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:34 PM

Making a bootable media is tricky, have you tried just making the dvd?

Not a data disk but burning the image file as a bootable disk, there's a big difference.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:28 AM

Yea i did try to burn a dvd but my burner seems to not want to burn anymore. I decided to get a flash drive instead of buying a new burner.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:37 PM

I have tried several programs and i found one that finally worked! It is called UNetbootin, Universal Netboot Installer . Its pretty simple to use:
1) Install and then run the program
2) find the ISO you want to boot
3) choose BURN TO USB DRIVE
4) choose the letter of the usb drive




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