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Old 17-01-2009
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Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

Hey!
i have a Laptop Which has the requirements for windows 7, but is it possible to install windows7 from a flash drive? cause my dvd-rw is not working...
i really want to try windows 7 beta before its offical release, so that i can make up my mind on buying windows 7 or not!
help guys!
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

i don't think it will work! you must make the pendrive bootable, how are you supposed to do that?? if there is any solution guys, please post!
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Yes! It is absouletly possible! you can install windows 7 from a flash drive to your laptop! but first you must make the flash drive equipped with windows 7 installation and boot files. so you need a computer with windows 7, a dvd drive. windows 7 dvd, a 4gb flash drive. now goto command prompt and type :
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xcopy e:\ f:\ /e /f
here e: is the DVD drive and f: is the flash drive drive nothing else has to be done! now go boot ur laptop with the Flash Drive!
Have Fun!
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

He is DVD rom is not working..When DVD Rom not there how machine identify drive E:\. or is this guy says CD rom is there but Driver CD not working when CD put on to it...
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

I guess mr. dhanadhan doesn't understand english! dude you are suppossed to make the Flash-Drive from a computer where a DVD rom is working and not from the laptop!
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

Thanks Guys, Must say! that really works and i just installed windows 7 from a USB Drive with your tip! Thanks a lot...!! You Rock! TA Rock!
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

Hi,
I've just tried the xcopy thing and I get this error, EVERY time...

Code:
D:\>xcopy e:\ g:\ /e /f
File creation error - The parameter is incorrect.

Unable to create directory - G:\
0 File(s) copied
1. I am running Win7 beta (official key)
2. I have an 8GB mem stick
3. I have a Win7 DVD.

Help, thanks.

G.
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Re: Install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive

The USB has to formatted NTFS, Fat cannot deal with the file size.
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