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How do i properly put a windows 7 iso on a flashdrive?


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 01:41 PM

I have a debian wheezy pc and i am trying to put windows 7 back on it. I managed to find a way to get an iso and i have a valid product key. I formatted the flashdrive(8gb) in NTFS and, using UNetBootin(A legitiment software used to put iso s onto flashdrives) put the iso on the flashdrive. I tried booting off of it and it gives me a dos-looking screen with a white blinking underscore but i cannot type and nothing is happening. What do i do?


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:03 PM

Why don't you use the official Windows USB/DVD Download Tool? It will "burn" the ISO to the USB stick. Works for me every time!



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:06 PM

Use Rufus with the iso file of Windows 7.  Make sure the format box is checked. Where you see Freedos select iso image in the dropdown box. You need to create an NTFS partiton on the hard drive before you do the install. This would be a good question for the linux forum. Grub will have to be updated in order to boot Wheezy and Windows.

 

This is for Ubuntu but the same holds for wheezy.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/6317/how-can-i-install-windows-after-ive-installed-ubuntu



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:10 PM

Use Rufus with the iso file of Windows 7.  Make sure the format box is checked. Where you see Freedos select iso image in the dropdown box. You need to create an NTFS partiton on the hard drive before you do the install. This would be a good question for the linux forum. Grub will have to be updated in order to boot Wheezy and Windows.

 

This is for Ubuntu but the same holds for wheezy.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/6317/how-can-i-install-windows-after-ive-installed-ubuntu

 

apparentally i need windows XP or higher to use it and it does not work with wine. Perhaps i misread what u said?


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:46 PM

Okay, sorry for the confusion on my part. I was thinking you had a Windows computer available. I believe you need to format the USB flash drive as FAT32 when using Netbootin.

 

http://sourceforge.net/p/unetbootin/wiki/guide/

 

 

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1 GB or larger USB drive, formatted as FAT32 (most USB drives come formatted as FAT32 by default, but if you need to format it, on Windows, go to My Computer->right click your USB drive->format, or on Linux, use GParted or another partition manager)

 






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