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How can I create a bootable USB without Win 7 install CD?


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#1 dlee25

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 10:37 PM

Hi all,

   I am converting from HDD to SSD and need to move my Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium image to a USB flash drive. However, my laptop did not come with a Windows 7 installation CD because the image is in a partition within my internal HDD. How can I extract that image from my internal HDD and move it to my USB flash drive and creating it into a bootable USB?



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 04:00 AM

If it is not too late that you haven't transferred to the SSD, you can create a bootable USB with free easeus todo backup or Macrium reflect free. But you'd better backup the whole disk in case anything goes wrong when you're cloning the HDD to SSD.



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 05:55 AM

Want to try this slove?
Restore your image partition then backup your system partion with Norton Ghost> copy the ghost image file to your SSD (on D:\ E:\ etc) and restore it.

Note. Norton Ghost 2003 (Windows installation version) can run on win 7 x86 only. if we're using X64 windows, download Onekey Ghost instead for backup and restore.

 

 


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

If it is not too late that you haven't transferred to the SSD, you can create a bootable USB with free easeus todo backup or Macrium reflect free. But you'd better backup the whole disk in case anything goes wrong when you're cloning the HDD to SSD.

I found a pretty good link with a tutorial on how to create an image with Macrium Reflect Free http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-to-create-an-image-of-your-pc-before-upgrading-to-windows-10/

 

After I format the USB drive with a 64GB capacity to NTFS, I plan on putting both the rescue media and image on it. Is this okay?



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:05 AM

 

If it is not too late that you haven't transferred to the SSD, you can create a bootable USB with free easeus todo backup or Macrium reflect free. But you'd better backup the whole disk in case anything goes wrong when you're cloning the HDD to SSD.

I found a pretty good link with a tutorial on how to create an image with Macrium Reflect Free http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-to-create-an-image-of-your-pc-before-upgrading-to-windows-10/

 

After I format the USB drive with a 64GB capacity to NTFS, I plan on putting both the rescue media and image on it. Is this okay?

 

Yes. You can do that. Just need to confirm whether the USB is big enough to contain both the image and rescue media.



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:40 PM

I just tried creating the image on the usb. Followed every step exactly, and when i boot up the computer with the new SSD from the USB, Macrium Reflect Free's window appears but does not show my image file on the USB and gives no option to image my SSD.

 


Edited by hamluis, 27 October 2015 - 01:28 PM.
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