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Windows USB Drive Recovery Question

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#1 gadolinium


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:28 PM



I'm trying to follow this guide to format a flash drive as a windows recovery disc (using a windows 7 iso, but formatting the drive on a windows 8 computer): http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/how-to-create-a-windows-rescue-usb-stick-984726.  When trying to format on volume 0 on the flash drive, I got the message "The volume is not formattable".  Changing to volume 1 caused the message "Format is not allowed on the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump, or hibernation volume." to appear instead, even after I tried converting to gpt format.  Volume 2 did let me format, but now the message "Please insert a disc into Removable Disc F" comes up whenever I try to transfer the windows iso folders into the modified flash drive.  I'm assuming either something with the file/disc handling in Windows 8 or my inability to format volume 0 is causing a problem.   Is there a way for me to set up the flash drive as a recovery disc properly?  Thanks for any help provided.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:05 PM

If you are attempting to create a Windows 7 bootable USB then use Rufus. 



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