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This guide works 100% for Vista & Windows 7 unlike most of the guides out there. I have seen many sites/blogs that have Install Vista from USB guide but either with incomplete steps or not working guide. I have also seen some guides that dont use proper commands in this guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100% working guide.

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I just did this method on one of my friends machine and installed the new Windows 7 BETA. The main advantage is that by using USB drive you will be able to install Windows 7/Vista in just 15 minutes. You can also use this bootable USB drive on friends computer who doesnt have a DVD optical drive. The method is very simple and you can use without any hassles. Needless to say that your motherboard should support USB Boot feature to make use of the bootable USB drive. Requirements: *USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB) *Windows 7 or Vista installation files. Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Vista USB drive using which you can install Windows 7/Vista easily. 1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system. 2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights. *Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter. Or *Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. 3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt: First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

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Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1. 4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is Disk 1.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it. So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one: SELECT DISK 1 CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 ACTIVE FORMAT FS=NTFS (Format process may take few seconds) ASSIGN EXIT Dont close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Next insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is D and USB drive letter is H (open my computer to know about it). 6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message. 7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code. BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:

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Where H is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message. 8. Copy your Windows 7/Vista DVD contents to the USB flash drive. 9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7/Vista. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I wont explain it as its just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS. Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you havent set the BIOS priority to USB. If you got any problem in following this guide feel free to ask questions by leaving comment. Update: If you find this guide difficult to follow, please use the easy-to-use guide to create a bootable USB to install Windows 7 using official tool.
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Daryl
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:20 am | Permalink

Hey thanks! Id love to try this soon 2.

I hope its working

Brandon
Posted January 12, 2009 at 3:22 am | Permalink

I dont think XP shows usb drives in list disk, or maybe its just me. Is there any other alternative to step 4? 3.

tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 7:59 am | Permalink

^ Thats why I have mentioned only Vista & Windows 7. 4.

tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 8:01 am | Permalink

Works 100% on Vista & Windows 7..Thanks. 5.

Casmir
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:31 am | Permalink

This is coolHope it will work the same way with an external HDD. Keep up the good work bro 6.

ben
Posted January 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

i am also trying to do this from xp, and it doesnt work, im not sure if step 4 needs to be done in comand prompt (i formatted the stick in disk manager) but i got stuck on step 7 because there is no such thing as bootsect.exe 7.

neodorian
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

When I run bootsect.exe it says that this version isnt compatible with my version of windows even though it is running the vista version. 8.

tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

Please use Vista or Windows 7 as bootsect.exe is not present in XP CD.This guide only works on Windows Vista & 7 9.

tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

This guide doesnt work for XP..Only for Vista and Windows 7..I have mentioned in the title of the post. 10.

tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

@ben Please follow the guide step-by-step and dont skip any step. 11.

Paul
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

THANK YOU! I was having problems getting the boot sector to work and you fixed it. Definitely better than any other guide SCREEN SHOTS = TEHWIN!, they help sooo much when you cant see what youve done wrong, even picked up a few new cmd tricks. Im a fan, thanks man. 12.

?lhan
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

Hey man your methods does not working in XP. Please reinform us. 13.

Omar
Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:52 am | Permalink

I was doing fine up until step 5. I figured the whole point of booting from a USB drive was to avoid having to burn a disc with the Windows 7 files on it, or install on a PC without a DVD drive. Anyway, I dont have any blank DVDs, so I was trying to install it from my USB drive, but I cant get past step 5, since I dont have my Windows 7 files on a disc. They are on my hard drive, and my USB drive. Help! 14.

John
Posted January 13, 2009 at 5:00 am | Permalink

Got it working in the second attempt.good guide.

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Lincoln
Posted January 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

OK nevermind I just had to optimise the drive for performance Sorry about that! 16.

EiNS
Posted January 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

Thanksvery excellent guide any working method for xp usb drive installation? Tried manybut non of them working 17.

vikrant
Posted January 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

Does it also mean that we can install windows 7 on a usb drive? 18.

BlogPiG
Posted January 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

This worked an absolute treat. Nice write-up. I did it on an XP box using Windows 7 mounted onto a virtual DVD drive. I had to do the format using the windows tools as wasnt available as part of diskpart in XP. All the rest worked as described. 19.

eden
Posted January 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

i just formated my usb pen, and done show all files on the DVD and copied the contents over. i didnt use the diskpart tools. installed w2in 7 fine 20.

Laker_Fan32
Posted January 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

Leechie!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FOR XP!!!! Wow, I have been searching for past two days and you explained it in 4 steps, you are AWESOME! Thank you VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!! 21.

Rkee
Posted January 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

U can also achieve booting from a usb drive by using daemon tools. Dont mean to dis on the author graet walkthrough by the way. Its just an alternative, and no need for any command prompt scripting. 22.

madmax
Posted January 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

i tried both the XP method and VISTA method. both i managed to do without any problems. but when i try to boot from the pen drive i get this error file : \Boot\BCD status : 0xc000000e info : An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration some help please? 23.

Darin
Posted January 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

Hey, I followed all the steps, and everything worked perfectly until I booted from the Usb device and tried to install windows 7. It said that Setup does not support installation to disks connected through a USB port. Is there a way around this? 24.

tweakwindows
Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:12 am | Permalink

@Darin Firstly, let me apologise for the experience youre having. The error means, your motherboard doesnt support USB booting. I have also mentioned this in my guide. And there is no way to boot USB unless your motherboard support. @Vikrant No this guide doesnt for the users who like to install Windows 7 on USB. @Omar If you dont have a DVD drive/USB(4GB) then use my guide Installing Windows 7 without using USB/DVD drive. There are two methods, direct and via VPC method. Please follow my guides. @All I am glad that this guide helped you to install Windows 7.

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Thanks. 25.

Joey
Posted January 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

i downloaded windows 7 from microsoft and dont have a cd/dvd for it so what do i do do i extract it to the usb then restart using the flash drive or what? 26.

tweakwindows
Posted January 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

@Joey If you dont have a DVD/USB then use my below guide which shows Installing Windows 7 without using USB/DVD drive http://www.intowindows.com/installing-windows-7-without-using-dvdusb-drive-method-2/ http://www.intowindows.com/installing-windows-7-without-using-dvdusb-drive-method-1/ 27.

gabontz
Posted January 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

Hello i cant see my usb stick with diskpart. all i can see, is my 4 HDDs on my computer. What can i do in this case? 28.

pete
Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

When I try step 7, I get: The system cannot execute the specified program 29.

suavi
Posted January 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

Bootsect.exe problem! I think that there is a problem occurs when you want to install 64 Bit Windows 7 from your 32 Bit Vista. Here is the message after typing BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: This version of F:boot\bootsect.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows youre running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need a X86 (32-Bit) or X64(64-Bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher. 30.

Morty
Posted January 15, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

What if I want to create a x64 boot in a x86 environment? I get this error message. This version of g:\boot\bootsect.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows youre running. Check your system information yada yada contact software publisher. I am running Vista 32-bit, trying to create this USB boot thingaby for Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks mate. 31.

Nick
Posted January 19, 2009 at 4:27 am | Permalink

When I tried to boot from usb it will not even get finished copying the files when it gives me an error code. It sometimes will start installing updates. But what is with this damn error code. I,m waiting on it to do it again..Expanding files (0%). Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007045D I would be very grateful for anyones help. 32.

Siddanth
Posted January 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

Hey tweakwindows i think we need to make use of xcopy command havent tried it for xp did u try it out /? 33.

Jonathan
Posted January 20, 2009 at 3:12 am | Permalink

I have followed all instructions. I tried the flash drive one of my main machines and it works. However, on my test rig, I only get a Missing Operating System message. Boot priorities are set to USB Boot. What could be wrong? 34.

Laker_Fan32
Posted January 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

My USB becomes Bootable, however when it is installing it gets stuck at 8% and then nothing happens??? Ive tried many times and it doesnt seem to work, it always gets stuck at 5% or 8%. Sometimes it errors out with the error code: 0x800703ee

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PeterNLD
Posted January 22, 2009 at 4:52 am | Permalink

Can the USB-stick after having Windows7 installed, be used to get in the complete recovery enviroment as well? 36.

SEO Blog
Posted January 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

Works like a charm, thanks 37.

Into Windows(Admin)
Posted January 23, 2009 at 11:49 am | Permalink

First of all, sorry for the delay in reply. @ PeterNLD Of course, you can use as a replace to DVD. @ Laker_Fan32 Sorry for the delay. I think you need to copy all the files once again. Just try it. @ Siddarth I didnt try that method. But I have another method which works on XP as well. Will post the guide soon. @ Nick Make sure you copy all the Windows 7 files to USB correctly. @Suavi Basically, I havent tested this method on 64-bit machine. So, I cant find a solution for you. Thank you. Into Windows 38.

tyson
Posted January 23, 2009 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

Hi, I read d comments & got confirmed that this method works although i didnt try it. I want to install windows xp by USB method. Can you also give a method like this for windows xp also?? I am currently running windows vista & dont have an optical drive. 39.

Nik Simpson
Posted January 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

Only one minor issue if you are trying to create a W7 64-bit bootable drive on a 32 bit install of Vista. In that case youll have to run the bootsect command from a 32-bit W7 DVD, because the version on the 64-bit DVD will not run on a 32-bit OS. 40.

cdnwood
Posted January 26, 2009 at 9:13 am | Permalink

Thank you! Absolutely brilliant your guides have been very helpful!! It all worked just as you have so thoroughly described. 41.

Fzang
Posted January 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

Um, couldnt you have skipped step 5 and onwards? You just need to do the diskpart and then copy contents of the CD to your USB, at least, thats what worked for me Also, why are you formating to NTFS instead of FAT32? Just wondering.. 42.

bob Sauve
Posted January 27, 2009 at 11:55 am | Permalink

If I had Vista pre-installed when I purchased my computer what different steps would I take to make a bootable USB drive?? Thanks, Bob 43.

Andy
Posted January 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

Thanks mate for this, very detailed and very user friendly, i tried to install Win xp on my EEEpc 1000H but for some reason it wouldnt boot unless i put the USB stick in.lol, its mad when Win 7 is much easier to setup and install than XP. Anychance of letting me know how to dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Easy Peasy ? Thanks mate your a star

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Nick1
Posted January 29, 2009 at 2:41 am | Permalink

Correct me if Im wrong, but step 5 states that we need a DVD. I use this guide because I dont have one. Am I right? 45.

cmerg
Posted January 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

Great article. Worked like a charm. 46.

Man
Posted February 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

Hi. In the list disk step,I cant see my USB drive. Whats wrong with it? (My Operating System is XP.) Does it only work in Vista? Thank you for your teaching. 47.

SENTY
Posted February 4, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

HEY I HAVE PROBLEM IN THE LAST STEP .. MY DVD ROM IS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY.I HAVE IMAGE(NRG) OF WINDOWS VISTA.I LOAD IT USING A IMAGE READER SOFTWARE (POWER ISO),WHEN I TRYING TO EXCUTE THE LAST STEP USING VIRTUAL DVD ROM THAN THE ORIGINAL DVD ROM,I GOT A EXCEPTION COULD NOT FIND MAP DRIVE PARTITION TO THE ASSOCIATED VOLUME DEVICE OBJECT: ACCESS IS DENIED HOW CAN I SLOW IT ..?,PLS HELP ME .. SND ME MAIL ON MY MAIL ACCOUNT 48.

tweakwindows
Posted February 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

Sorry for the delay in replay. @Man This method works fine on Vista and Windows 7 only. I will be writing a guide for XP users in a week. Stay tuned! @Nick1 I wrote this guide to make the installation faster. In my personal experience Windows 7 took just 15 minutes to get installed from USB compared to 35 minutes DVD method. Of course, you can skip the step 5 if you can mount the image and copy the files. @Andy Sorry, I am not planning on that. But, it should be easier if you install Linux over Windows 7. @Bob Sauve Follow the same procedure. This method works on both Vista and Windows 7. @Tyson Wait for few days to get a detailed guide. @Fzang NTFS is faster than FAT. Admin http://www.intowindows.com 49.

ELPY
Posted February 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

Awesome,Think!!! 50.

asd
Posted February 11, 2009 at 3:44 am | Permalink

well im gonna try this from my phone. hope everything works out ok 51.

TY
Posted February 12, 2009 at 4:58 am | Permalink

About th LIST DISK command, I can not see my USB drive number (As you so the instruction below). so how? i see only my Hard Drive. what can i do?? pls help me!! 52.

omg
Posted February 17, 2009 at 8:47 am | Permalink

Hi thats an awesomely explained method! great work!

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but im on Vista x86 and i was trying to make a usb with Vista x64 on it, but the cmd prompt gave me this error! This version of X:\boot\bootsect.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows youre running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need a x86 or x64 version of the program, and then contact the software publisher Is it that i need Vista x64 to create a USB x64!?? Pls help 53.

Cobrass2
Posted February 25, 2009 at 1:09 am | Permalink

Thanks Worked like a charm. 54.

JD
Posted February 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

No luck from XP on my Asus 1000HE I used leechers method and continued from step 5.. wehen attemping to boot from USB I get disk read error 55.

Sjengie
Posted February 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

Hi, i tried it using my 4Gb microSD but like Darin my HP mini-note 2133 (which offers boot option through USB generic STORAGE DEVICE) boot manager comes with an error the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesible. I worked through all the steps as described above without any errors. But i notice that diskpart command DETAIL DISK shows that Bootable = No Si is it bootable yes or no and what might have gone wrong? thx, btw great job this site !! 56.

Sjengie
Posted February 27, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

Correction, it works again ! noticed that i did not copy my w7 dvd properly great, you made linux disappear for us, thx again tweakwindows ! 57.

pete
Posted March 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

Hi ive tried and tried but DISKPART wont see my usb key, can u help. 58.

ajin
Posted March 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

hey it is showing cannot find bootmngr press crl alt del to restart 59.

Anthony
Posted March 5, 2009 at 2:10 am | Permalink

Great guide. You need to update your requirements section to point out that these instructions only work when done on a Vista or Windows 7 platform, or specifically state they will not work on XP 60.

tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:38 am | Permalink

Thanks for the reply. Will edit the post soon. 61.

tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:50 am | Permalink

@ajin I hope you have followed my steps correctly. Try to repair your bootmgr file. 62.

tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:52 am | Permalink

Sorry, if you cant find see your USB drive in the DISKPART command, I cant help you. However, if you have only one hard drive, then you can use the 1 as your USB key. But try this on your own risk. 63.

Pinko
Posted March 18, 2009 at 12:26 am | Permalink

Formatting may take few seconds ^^ It has bee taking maby 30minutes for 10percent with my 250gb drive 64.

Pinko
Posted March 18, 2009 at 4:22 am | Permalink

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56% now. thos are way loong seconds. 65.

Swanny
Posted April 10, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

I have try all the step by step but on the stage command E:\boot>BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 F: I got this message Could not map drive partition to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied. Any idea what went wrong. Please help. Thanks. 66.

jickie
Posted April 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

awesome guide does exactly what it says on the tin, thanks so much im now installing windows 7 on all my mates comps via usb. 67.

Jeff
Posted May 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

excellent guide. thanks very much. you saved me aged of messing with BartPe again trying to make a bookable installation drive. thanks. 68.

victor frazee
Posted May 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

list disk DID NOT detect a 4GB or a 16GB memory stick 69.

Quan
Posted May 5, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

Lets say I have a hdd box with 2 partitions (Y, Z), can I use your method to create boot install for Vista on partition Y and for Windows 7 on partition Z? 70.

JB
Posted May 10, 2009 at 9:30 am | Permalink

Great write up. Works perfectly!! 71.

Brad
Posted May 10, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

Thanks a lot! Worked no problem. It also fixed the partition tables on my USB key! 72.

Cooper
Posted May 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

Windows XP/2000 users !!! Diskpart will not recognize removable storage, so dont bover This only works under WIndows Vista or 7. 73.

ID
Posted May 13, 2009 at 12:59 am | Permalink

When are the mongs gonna read and understand this guide does not work on xp. 74.

Joeypesci
Posted May 13, 2009 at 4:48 am | Permalink

For everyone having issues with diskpart in XP not seeing the USB stick, its because thats an XP issue. The way XP and Vista handles USB drives, Vista sees them in Diskpart but XP tends not to. There is a reg hack to fix it but I havent bothered to search for it. 75.

Joeypesci
Posted May 13, 2009 at 4:48 am | Permalink

Just spotted someone beat me to it 76.

J
Posted May 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

Works 100% in my Notebook. I wanted to install Vista Ultimate with a 8GB USB Pen and i made it! Thanks! 77.

Christopher
Posted May 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

Best write-up ever! Clear and concise. Oh, and it works!!! Great job, and thank you! 78.

Iam
Posted May 14, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

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Funny thing I noticed on Win7, when you EXIT the DiskPart and try to continue in Command Prompt, while copying the bootsector to device, you may face an error Access Denied for no priviledge in copying the bootsector to device. Solution just Exit the Command Prompt and Run it again (still need to Run as Administrator). 79.

DanielRemains
Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

Im sure this is another arrengement with MS and USB driver manufactuer to make money LOL joke Nice guide I will have to steal my girlfriends USB drive (Which I bought her for christmas LOL) to try this. Looks like its worth it thanks 80.

pirater2113
Posted May 21, 2009 at 5:55 am | Permalink

so if you do this tut correctly on a vista computer then you can use the pen drive on a Xp computer? 81.

Jay
Posted May 21, 2009 at 9:01 am | Permalink

Hey Bro can one dual boot using this. ie. Vista and Windows 7 82.

mads
Posted May 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

perfect. great guide. thanks 83.

Omer
Posted May 22, 2009 at 2:22 am | Permalink

Dear, I want to install windows 7 RC through USB/Pen drive. But when i open the command prompt and write LIST DISK there (after DISKPART), it only shows my hard drive there, that is DRIVE 0 only, though i try it after inserting USB. Y is it so? 84.

mike
Posted May 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

FORMAT FS=NTFS (Format process may take few seconds) Yeah lol, its taking a loooong few seconds on my 8GB drive 85.

mike
Posted May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

I have a question for you, admin. What if I want to rollback changes made to my USB drive? Or can I leave it like that (partitions, ntfs) for regular use after installing windows 7? 86.

admin
Posted May 22, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

@Jay Yes, you can dual boot. 87.

admin
Posted May 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

@ pirater2113 You can use this to create bootable USB on Vista and 7 only. If you have created on a Vista computer then you can use it on a XP computer to boot. 88.

Yue
Posted May 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

i tried it and it wont work, i am using an old portable hard drive which is 5 gb, is it alright with it? 89.

znakistu
Posted May 26, 2009 at 12:34 am | Permalink

10x for this useful tutorial its working on vista tomorrow i will try on win 7. 10x a lot

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trav
Posted May 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

Can I do this with an SD card and USB adapter? 91.

anil
Posted May 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

made a usb with above tutorial, will install windows 7 i wanted to install windows 7 64 bit but have 32 bit vista now in order to install windows 7 64 bit, it seems, i will have to burn a dvd 92.

Tweakwindows
Posted May 28, 2009 at 1:11 am | Permalink

@Trave I havent personally tried using SD card. But you should be able to do that. 93.

Tweakwindows
Posted May 28, 2009 at 1:13 am | Permalink

@All We are going to close the comments for this post. 94.

JP Jones
Posted May 29, 2009 at 12:35 am | Permalink

I used this method successfully on two computers. I was very surprised that when I was unable to change the boot sequence to USB in the BIOS on an older laptop, windows 7 installed anyway. I was pretty sure that it wouldnt work but I tried it and presto! It went through the three reboots and installed perfectly. Has anyone else had this happen? 95.

William
Posted May 30, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

this method from microsoft takes out the last part using bootsect. and it still works. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx 96.

Christian Saborio
Posted May 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

Worked like a charm, great instructions, thanks! 97.

aaraza
Posted May 31, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

Hi, Great guide. However, I am stuck after: bootsect.exe /nt60 h: (h is my usb drive letter) The message I get is: Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied. I followed the steps twice niowand get the same result. Am I missing something? Would greatly appreciate any helpI have a netbook down and would like to put Windows 7 on it using a USB stick. Thanks! 98.

aaraza
Posted May 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

Please ignore my last message I was not running command prompt as Administrator! 99.

Saurabh Zagade
Posted May 31, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

I m very very thankful to U for such HELP.. 100.

Ben Charlton
Posted June 2, 2009 at 11:52 am | Permalink

You can follow my guide to creating a bootable usb disk under windows xp then follow this guide from 5 onwards. 101.

Giorell
Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

I want to ask something. Can I return my flash drive back to normal after this? Leave a tagg on my guest book or email me rather. 102.

murtaza
Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

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Hey..hv vista already installed on my pc..need 2 install win 7 as dual boot..i tried once dual bootin with xp bt resulted into bootin f only xp..cud u pls help me out hw 2 dual boot win 7 wid vista 103.

ferris
Posted June 5, 2009 at 10:57 am | Permalink

Best guide I have ever used Thank you, hats off sir. 104.

Bogdan
Posted June 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

I find it funny that you say this is a 100% working guide but you dont mention that fact that the Win 7/Vista USB boot drive needs to be created on computer running Windows 7 or Vista. That should really be added to the Requirements section so you can call your guide 100% working. I seen a few comments from people saying it doesnt work because theyre trying to make the boot drive from within XP. 105.

Bogdan
Posted June 5, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

Other than that small piece of missing information, the guid e is great! 106.

Jacob
Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink

(Im hoping HTML will work

trying the F:CD BOOT command (where F is my DVD drive location), it returns the following functions Firstly, from DISKPART (which you didnt say to leave, not sure if you meant to or not) Secondly, from C:\Windows\System32 (where your screenshot is taken from) 107.

Jacob
Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:38 am | Permalink

Sorry, images werent displayed from html Ill just explain it from C:\Windows\System32, after running the F:CD BOOT it returns a simple Parameter is incorrect. from DISKPART it gives me a list of about 25 sub commands not sure about the right word for that thankyou but, your guide seems very will explained (just having some technical issues 108.

Mark
Posted June 6, 2009 at 9:40 am | Permalink

Awesome work! Clear and very simple! For everyone having problems, keep in mind the guide is only for: - Windows 7 installing / not running from an USB drive - MB with USB boot support Just follow the steps. Thanks for this guide! PS: 109.

TSurF
Posted June 6, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink

Great guide cheers bro! 110.

Shaz
Posted June 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

Thank a lot. Very useful tutorial I followed it all through until I boot through usb and setup program comes up. When I get to, select which drive you want the installation I cant select my usb drive it comes up with the message below: WINDOWS CANNOT BE INSTALLED TO THIS DISK. SETUP DOES NOT SUPPORT CONFIGERATION OF OR INSTALLATION TO DISKS CONNECTED THROUGH A USB OR IEEE 1394 PORT. I tried 3 different computers and a few new laptops and come up with same message. I read these forums and people successfully installing them, What am i doing wrong. Can you please Help.

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Ive been at this for almost 2 weeks. I can boot from usb but cant install onto it. I am trying to install vista. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU 111.

admin
Posted June 7, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

@Shaz You cant install Windows on USB using this guide. You can only use this guide to create a bootable USB and then use it as installation media. 112.

Shaz
Posted June 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

Thanks a lot for fast reply. Is there a way that I can install vista onto my external hard drive? if so how is it possible. Thank you 113.

CMal
Posted June 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

Thanks, this worked really well. Couldnt get my old DVD drive to read quickly/effectively enough and this did the trick! Well chuffed ;D 114.

Julio Bravo
Posted June 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

It works fine, except one problem: when I run the windows7 64bits RC1 \boot\bootsect.exe in my Vista 32, it doesn`t work. I did it running from the \boot folder of the windows7 Beta1 32bits and it is OK. 115.

Laymain
Posted June 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

If you have a version problem with bootsec.exe, just use bootsec.exe from a Vista DVD. Put back your Windows 7 after and continue following the guide 116.

Gregor
Posted June 11, 2009 at 12:33 am | Permalink

Thanks ! 117.

Have a nice day.

xopher
Posted June 11, 2009 at 9:37 am | Permalink

very nice toot. as an Ubuntu user I enjoyed being able to do this kind of stuff from Win7 7127 on my desktop to make this 7210 for my netbook without using linux. imagine that. 118.

JakeDK
Posted June 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

Great guide, thx Had a problem with step six but thats because the written command is wrong, but I figured it out when I saw the command in the scrren thx again just what I was looking for. 119.

Bernard
Posted June 12, 2009 at 2:15 am | Permalink

I used this method and created a USB drive for my Windows 7 installation. Works flawlessly! Oh, and the installation of Windows now takes only 8 minutes. 120.

Brantyr
Posted June 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

Step 2: dont you guys know if you hit winkey + R you get the oldschool run box which automatically starts whatever you run from it with admin privledges? 121.

Chris
Posted July 11, 2009 at 9:44 am | Permalink

Great guide, thanks. To those, like me, that are (were) running Vista 32-bit and wanting 7 64-bit: In step 7, use bootsect.exe from your Vista CD. Barring any other issues, it will work

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perfectly. It did for me. 122.

DaveG
Posted July 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

Hello, TweakWindows, and thanks, but I know what you mentioned about Vista, which I AM using, I used a Sandisk 8GB and waited half an hour for the formatting process (hardly a few seconds, but I wasnt surprised, and Id like to know how you get that on a 4GB flash drive), I followed each of your steps in order twice while running an Administrator command session, with positive feedback after each command was completed, and then I reordered my BIOS boot priority (which had the same effect as hitting F12, other than F12 not requiring another BIOS session to boot normally from your hard disk again). Looks like I did everything right, and STILL I cant boot from a flash drive. I see most others have not had that problem, but I made sure that I did what you said, with the right stuff, and still I crashed with this error: BOOTMGR NOT PRESENT (or MISSING, something similar), and that was after the BOOTMGR.EXE /NT60 command completed with success! I know nothing of boot managers, much less repairing them, but I sure would appreciate a clue (wherever it is)! I am close to hopelessly frustrated on this, even if this is the best tutorial Ive seen so far, and if I cant resolve it here I will probably give up please help! 123.

DaveG
Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

Ohdid I misunderstand that this is for making use of an image file? Is that not how Vista is normally distributed, on a normal DVD? I am trying to install a modified version of Vista, distributed by .iso, for two very good reasons: 1) Im on a bloatware diet, and 2) Im trying to replace what I already paid for, after it got wiped (yeah, the whole freakn disk), and if you Microsoft pirate hunters have a problem with that, then you can go impale yourselves on your own swords! To any who would clue me in on what else may be needed besides the image file (after following the above steps), or explain any non-troll reasons why this method would not work with what I am trying to do, Id be most grateful. 124.

Veselin Belchev
Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:36 am | Permalink

If you have Windows XP all ready installed just fallow 6. 7. 8. 9. Before this steps format your USB FLASH drive in NTFS format. Its all ready works to Windows 7 and Windows Vista 125.

PCLove
Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

On #4 where the file system is being set, you can use QUICK to speed up the formatting like this: FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK Its so much faster! 126.

????????
Posted July 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

Thanks! This would really help me a lot installing on Vaio Type P. 127.

kuld33p
Posted July 19, 2009 at 12:02 am | Permalink

I am getting a window at the installation process to select a driver. I can not go pass that.. any idea.. I tried to select windows/inf folder as well.. but no luck.. installation does not proceed. 128.

JonJon
Posted July 19, 2009 at 3:12 am | Permalink

Hello, Ive already tried this guide a week ago and it works. I have windows 7 in my hp mini 2140. But now I want to downgrade again back to Windows XP. Can I use this guide again? but rather than to put the windows 7 installation in the usb it would be the windows xp? Or should I search another guide for this? I havent tried it yet. I just want to ask here first before I try. Regards, 129.

konrad
Posted July 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

it works flawleslly tnx man 130.

admin
Posted July 20, 2009 at 11:06 am | Permalink

Sorry, JonJon.. This guide is only for Windows 7 or Vista. 131.

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Posted July 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

Hi, Is it possible to create a multi boot? So one can select what version to install from the same stick: Windows 7 x64 or x86 Windows Vista x64 or x86 132.

ive
Posted July 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

some bios dont recognise NTFS formatted usb keys as boot device, so you might still want to format as FAT32, even if it makes your key slower 133.

Jean-Sbastien
Posted July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

Very great work! Thank you very much! 134.

Peter
Posted July 22, 2009 at 8:37 am | Permalink

Hi Admin, Quick question- Would this method work with my Vaio boot disk? instead of a standard windows cd. Thanks in advance. 135.

Mahesh
Posted July 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

When I tried executing LIST DISK in command prompt,I couldnt find my USB drive listed in. So I couldnt proceed. Please guide me 136.

Shom
Posted July 26, 2009 at 7:14 am | Permalink

Excellent tutorial, thanks! If the flash drive has been previously used for as a bootable installer for a Linux distro then the MBR needs to be reset, which can be done by modifying the Step 7 command to: bootsect /nt60 H: /force /mbr This will remove the Master Boot Record so Windows boot loader will kick in, instead of Linux (GRUB). 137.

admin
Posted July 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

@Peter Bootable Windows DVD or Image is required to make this happen. 138.

Franck
Posted July 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

For the ones that do not want to burn a blank DVD, you can mount the .iso file you downloaded (e.g. using VirtualCloneDrive) and do the copy from there. Will give this tutorial a try shortly to get the SevenRC on my X200 (small & great but no optical drive). 139.

Bernard
Posted July 27, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

Hi. I followed this guide to make a bootable Windows 7 usb drive a few weeks ago, and it worked perfectly! Now I have downloaded a new version of Win 7 (The RTM released just recently), and I wonder if I have to follow this guide from step 1 to remake the bootable drive, or is it enough for me to erase the content on the flashdrive and then copy from the image, the last step? 140.

Waqar
Posted July 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

Nice tutorial will do installing!! 141.

9shares admin
Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

usb drive will be not available when use diskpart command in windows xp. you should use vista or later versions of windows. 142.

Patrick
Posted July 30, 2009 at 3:02 am | Permalink

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all that is necessary is to format your USB and then copy all files from the the cd/dvd(iso or whatever) to the device. Then just to be sure to boot from the device via the bios or boot selection. 143.

Michael
Posted July 30, 2009 at 10:57 am | Permalink

Has anyone found out a solution to the problem of it sating BOOTMGR not found. Press ctrl alt dlt to restart when trying to boot it. I cant get passed that. 144.

Torpido
Posted July 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

I have a U3 Software on my USB, its basically there for Exploring and locking the USB, if i copy entire system File(U3) and then paste it back after a format for the purpose of above guide will i be able to still use it the U3, and if yes must i format it back to FAT32? 145.

Mark
Posted July 31, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

After trying over and over i finally got it. It was bringing up my vaio recovery tools, so I had to take my hdd out of the boot order and it worked like a charm. 146.

Franck
Posted August 1, 2009 at 2:35 am | Permalink

I got the install to run on the X200 using the USB, but I had to deal with a cannot create or locate system partition error. That is an error linked to the usage of USB media and not DVD. If the USB is first in the BIOS, then the Custom upgrade option simply fails to find the HDD where to create the system partition (100MB) I initially wanted a dual-boot of my LenovoVista, but I had to completely format the drive finally. Once blank, I could put it first in the BIOS (since not bootable yet) and the system booted on the USB. From that tricky point, it went smoothly. This guide is great. 147.

9shares admin
Posted August 4, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink

nice article..thanks 148.

Yan Li
Posted August 5, 2009 at 3:36 am | Permalink

Hey, thanks for this great article. Ive used this several times already, since I felt my original windows 7 64-bit was not to my liking on my new laptop. I found out why the bootmgr is missing message was showing after correctly carrying out all the instructions. I put the Windows 7 ISO on my usb instead of the folders/files inside the Windows 7 ISO/CD! 149.

VladamirTOM
Posted August 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

Great guide. Worked perfectly thanks a lot. Now I dont have to worry about finding a disc drive just for a folding rig. 150.

Kusta
Posted August 8, 2009 at 3:38 am | Permalink

If you click right, you get properties of the drive any drive and then click format. I think that will short this procedure of formating drive, for those who do not like to typing. 151.

Hisham
Posted August 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

I have a problem here !! someone could help me please ?? When Im formatting the USB Drive and after it finish I got this msg: DiskPart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Event Log for more information. Whats that supose to mean ?? Could anyone give me the solution please. 152.

Minh Tran
Posted August 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

Thanks for the guide. Perhaps you should update it with Shoms comment(#137). I was using a usb stick that formerly had the linux grub loader on it. I was getting the missing bootmgr error message until I used the /force /mbr option like Shom suggested. Also, formatting is very slow I would add the QUICK option on the format command. Although in Windows 7, I can just right click on my usb drive letter in my computer & quick format it using NTFS bypassing DISKPART altogether. 153.

Barry
Posted August 9, 2009 at 12:42 am | Permalink

Worked fine, though format was a little slow.

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Thanks for an easy to follow guide! 154.

Nikunj
Posted August 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

its really works. 155.

Pali
Posted August 10, 2009 at 2:31 am | Permalink

Thanks for this guide! Exelent job. Thank you again! Pali from Hungary. 156.

Marleybrit
Posted August 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

does this work with XP? 157.

Gaurav Akrani
Posted August 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

This article is really only awesome guide which works. Worked 100% without any flaws and mind irritating drills. Please dont try this on your Windows XP Pro Operating system and waste your time. It is only for Windows Vista and/or Windows 7 Beta users. I tried it as instructed on windows 7 beta and worked like charm. Can somebody please tell me similar 100% working guide for triple booting Windows 7 + Windows XP + Ubuntu Linux. Any help in this regard is highly appreciated. Rds, Gaurav Akrani 158.

Tried 4 times?
Posted August 13, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

Troubles I can boot from the USB stick into the Windows setup 7 fine. However, every time the computer restarts, it restarts the setup. So During the next restart I pulled the USB stick out and Windows started. The setup picked up where it left off. The green bar wasnt moving at all though. So I ran it all again I rebooted (with the USB stick plugged in), reformatted the destination drive, re-ran the full setup, pulled the stick out for the first restart You know that black screen where you can choose safe mode or regular mode? There are 2 Windows 7 options there and every time I repeat the above, it adds another Windows 7 option. What am I missing?? Thanks for any help. 159.

Tried 4 times?
Posted August 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

Oh hey! Never trust a green bar It worked after a loooong time. 160.

Chris Leiter
Posted August 15, 2009 at 1:59 am | Permalink

Step 6 works more efficiently if you enter it as one line: CD /D D:\Boot 161.

NoR3N
Posted August 15, 2009 at 5:19 am | Permalink

thx a lot You save me many Hours from searching external dvd drivers Perfect JOB!!! 162.

RnR
Posted August 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

Very good, Im going to boot it in a few seconds from nowTHANX 163.

CK117
Posted August 17, 2009 at 4:20 am | Permalink

If you have problems with the BOOTSECT.exe part, just add /force to the end.

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Robert
Posted August 19, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

Thanks a bunch for this tute, it has saved me hours of frustration and bad words. I created a USB install and will use it tonight on my guinea pig system. 165.

JB
Posted August 20, 2009 at 3:06 am | Permalink

Thanks the format took ages on my 16gb cruzer Also, my source was an ISO of the x64 RTM build. First try, I mounted this with MagicISO and copied files with explorer had a problem with a missing file boot\bcd, so I started again, but used 7-zip to extract the iso, and am now through with the install, which flew by in just 20 or so minutes. I think that copying files from the magiciso mounted iso was not the ideal way to go 7-zip seems to have done the trick for me. 166.

JONNYK
Posted August 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!!!!! Go to device manager and go to properties and select policies, and select the better Performance the bottom one for you to use the BOOTSEC.EXE part. You might have to reboot. I also suggest you use KILL U3 utility for san disk. 167.

Mindslight
Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

Thanks ! Johannes from France 168.

Josh
Posted August 25, 2009 at 4:57 am | Permalink

Excellent stuff. I tried following other sites instructions only to find they didnt even create the boot sector. This worked like a charm. Thanks! 169.

Anonyme
Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

Damnit, cant do it on a x64 Win7 DVD from XP 32 :/ 170.

rockystuud
Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:35 am | Permalink

Hi ! Thanks. It works fine . Thanks a lot for your effort and clear instructions. 171.

jiji
Posted August 30, 2009 at 1:59 am | Permalink

FORMAT FS=NTFS (Format process may take few seconds) This is bad . Very bad. It doesnt take few seconds. It does take very many seconds. Formatting quick is much faster and enough (I already did to this stick two times before) . Please correct. 172.

David Amison
Posted August 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

Just tryed it worked perfectley thanx!!!!!!! 173.

YASEEN
Posted September 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

AWESOME!!! 174.

vagothcpp
Posted September 5, 2009 at 9:22 am | Permalink

Replace format fs=ntfs with format fs=ntfs quick to make it format faster.

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Harris
Posted September 7, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink

thanks bro.. 176.

JHANU
Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

thanks man thats ur great work keep on doing.. 177.

Dan Berger
Posted September 12, 2009 at 8:27 am | Permalink

For those of having the 32/64 bit problem, just follow the beginning of the guide and after you finish formating, copy & paste (drag and drop) the contents of the dvd (which you can virtually mount on your hdd) onto the usb stick. it will be bootable and will work! 178.

Zak
Posted September 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

hai dude it really works great. can u also tell me how to create an live pendrive (like live cd). 179.

e
Posted September 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

work like magic Thanks alot Keep posting ! 180.

klokluider
Posted September 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

XP users follow this method: Just for completion 1. First create your bartpe files using UBCD4WIN 2. after you have done that create your usb flashdrive using UBUSB point to the files of your bartpe be sure you check create cd image and let de default Z in place check if you have selected the right drive press go after finished you have a bootable usb drive which is able to get in a xp environment. 3. Now copy the content of your win XP CD to a folder XPCD on the flash drive (x:\xpcd) 4. after copying boot the drive in the PC and select Compatibility Mode (Memory Mapped) 5. after finished you select the commandline and type X:\XPCD\i386\Winnt32.exe /syspart:C: /tempdrive:C: /makelocalsource 6. first enter the xpkey and name of the computer and region then click next 7. Now youre asked if you want to upgrade to the XP NTFS filesysten, select NO for this then hit Next. 8. Itll now see Copying installation files and the familiar green progress bar. Shortly after Copying Installation Files is complete, setup will close without notice or any type of prompt, this is normal. 9. remove the flash drive and Reboot your computer and setup will continue from the hard drive where you can choose to install XP or do a repair install if XP is already installed. http://ubcd4win.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=11375&st=570 181.

Malone
Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

Working. Perfect. Thanks for it, amazing work. Kingston 8GB Windows 7 RC on Dell Optiplex GX270, BIOS A07 Only little mistake at point 6: Quote: D:CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter. The right command is: D: CD Boot Need space between D: and CD BOOT See screenshot. 182.

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I have installed windows seven using the method provided by you but I am not able to play my pen drive in my car CD player. I mean when I try to play songs in my car, it do not work now. Please give a solution. 183.

Malone
Posted September 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

@Simran Format, and write songs again on it. FAT32 will be OK. 184.

acme
Posted September 30, 2009 at 4:12 am | Permalink

do you have to copy the entire contents of the win7 disk? my thumbdrive isnt that big. 185.

jj
Posted September 30, 2009 at 10:46 am | Permalink

D:\boot>bootsect.exe /NT60 H: Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: D:\boot> Any suggestions? 186.

cj
Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

i will tell you one thing,this is the first advice i have gotten from that internet that works perfectly,i wanted to upgrade my pc to 7 so i formated my vista not knowing that my cd rom was messed,so i was running out of options to install 7 until i saw this and i saw all the instryctions carefully,here i am with my pc typing this and my pc is perfectly in shape,thank you very much,you are a saviour 187.

admin
Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:22 am | Permalink

@Acme Yup. You need to copy all the contents you your thumbdrive. 188.

Faisal
Posted October 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

good job. my laptop dont have DVD drive. Thanks for the post 189.

widL
Posted October 13, 2009 at 2:31 am | Permalink

I love this guide, it works flawlessly. Thanks for sharing! 190.

vietha
Posted October 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

It works like a charm thx alot 191.

Scott L
Posted October 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

I would just like to let anyone and everyone in here know that I specifically followed this guide yesterday for XP and it worked. http://www.liliputing.com/2008/04/install-windows-xp-on-mini-note-usb.html Since the comments here are confusing : NOTE this guide is not to create a Win 7 USB stick under XP but to actually make a Windows XP stick under Windows XP to install XP, it worked for me and seemed to have the least amount of fiddling. - Enjoy. 192.

licitatii
Posted October 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

very nice tutorial but please help me. Everithing works well but when its go to drive option(where you format you disk) it ask about a device driver to load and install ?????? What to do? setup cannot continue 193.

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you most do these commands in windows safe mode to avoid the Access denied message. 194.

jose mari
Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

YEAH TNX DUDE ^_^ ANOTHER NEW IDEA ON INSTALLING WINDOWS 7 ^_^ NICE POST 195.

jose mari
Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

jj Posted September 30, 2009 at 10:46 am | Permalink D:\boot>bootsect.exe /NT60 H: Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: D:\boot> Any suggestions? HEY jj JUST COPY ALL THE CONTENTS IN YOUR WINDOWS 7 TO YOUR USB IT WORKED JUST FINE ^^ 196.

Martin
Posted October 17, 2009 at 12:31 am | Permalink

Hello, I have the folders for Windows 7, and I want to burn a DVD to install from (I need to format my PC, so I cant just install from within XP). However, I cant just burn the files to the DVD, cus then it wont let me boot from it. Any ideas on how to do just that? How do I make it bootable? 197.

Jackson
Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:25 am | Permalink

So.. can I still used the usb drive after this? Can I reformat it to fat32? 198.

Zaino
Posted October 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

hey really great guys, but i couldnt show my usb drive in step LIST DISK only the local drivers please help. 199.

mugurelu
Posted October 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

Can i use an external hard drive? A partition of it from which to install w7? 200.

admin
Posted October 19, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

@ mugurelu Since you are going to create a bootable drive, you need to format the drive completely. So, you cant use just one partition. And about external drive, it should work fine (I have tested on flash drives only). 201.

admin
Posted October 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

@ Jackson You should be able to format it with FAT 32 or NTFS. 202.

ceeque
Posted October 20, 2009 at 3:12 am | Permalink

simply does not work. One of the main reasons being is you have typed out the commands in the text differently to what you have input into the command screen, you have ommitted the spaces in your text yet placed spaces in the command prompt, and even after correcting those errors all you get is:bootsect.exe is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file Yet another waste of yours and my time 203.

Vandit
Posted October 20, 2009 at 8:27 am | Permalink

Thank you very much for sharing this trick. My DVD of Win 7 was corrupt & I was not able to install. Then after searching on net I got your trick & applied on my USB. It successfully worked & Win7 was installed in less than 30mins with all drivers.

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I would be really happy to help you if you need any help in future. Once again Thanks. 204.

Andy Mac
Posted October 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

Great share, thanks. Worked on my DVD-less home server, saved me alot of time. Only problem I had was my systems BIOS settings, missing USB option in the boot order, but did let me enable boot from USB, just needed to remove memory stick at the right times during restarts. Thanks again. 205.

JM
Posted October 23, 2009 at 2:10 am | Permalink

If you have XP do this instead of diskpart: 1) 2) 3) 4) Right click on the USB drive and click format. Run a quick format Open up DOS box and type convert i: /fs:ntfs (Where I is your USB drive latter) After that goto step 5 on this list

Works great in XP 206.

Anasazi
Posted October 23, 2009 at 4:36 am | Permalink

I just tried to install win7 using this guide but when I tried to boot from the usb drive it said bootmgr is missing. But I did every step here and the bootsect command was successful. 207.

Raul
Posted October 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

Thanks, a great walktrough! 208.

Zack
Posted October 25, 2009 at 12:39 am | Permalink

Hello, If you are running Windows 7 already you can just go into Computer and then format it like you regularly would format a usb drive as NFTS. It saves quite a bit of time and basically cuts this process in half. 209.

Xerxz
Posted October 25, 2009 at 5:11 am | Permalink

What if i dont have the cd and i just have the files on my pc what do i do then??? any help would be much appreciated. 210.

admin
Posted October 25, 2009 at 11:53 am | Permalink

If you have Windows 7 ISO, you need to extract it first to a folder and then to the USB. 211.

CHINMAY
Posted October 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

what if i hav 2 install windows xp?? 212.

John
Posted October 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

Thanks dude, worked great! 213.

Ralph R
Posted October 29, 2009 at 3:16 am | Permalink

I was successful in following your instructions, that is after I initially screwed up and selected my slave HD as though it were the flash drive. My question here would thyen be; Is there a way for me to restore the partition and data on the slave that I inadvertently cleaned and partially formatted? I know, you need not say it: I am an idiot! 214.

Ralph R
Posted October 29, 2009 at 3:19 am | Permalink

I was successful in following your instructions, that is after I initially screwed up and selected my slave HD as though it were the flash drive. My question here would thyen be; Is there a way for me to restore the partition and data on the slave that I inadvertently cleaned and partially formatted? I know, you need not say it: I am an idiot! 215.

Doron
Posted November 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

This worked awesomely on vista. Thank you very much. But how does one reverse the procedure? Do I simply reformat the USB shtick?

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WiZoOo
Posted November 6, 2009 at 2:19 am | Permalink

awesome guide, works for me with win 7 oem bie final x86. thanks alot dude! 217.

tristian o'brien
Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:28 am | Permalink

nice one, thanks.. the BOOTSECT command made my usb drive become a viable source to install Windows 7 on an Asus EEE Pc. 218.

Diptiman
Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink

Its not that cool dear. I am trying to do the same(i mean using bootsect.exe) from Vista. Still there is a problem saying Your version of bootsect.exe is not compatible with the current version of windows. Please suggest. Thanks 219.

admin
Posted November 7, 2009 at 12:02 am | Permalink

@ Diptiman If you trying to create a Windows 7 or Vista on Vista/7 you should not face any such problems. And if you trying to create a bootable USB of Vista/XP/7 on XP, you will see error. 220.

Eugene Ishchenko
Posted November 9, 2009 at 12:44 am | Permalink

Thank you for this wonderfull solution. Its easy and worked for me. 221.

Alex
Posted November 10, 2009 at 3:24 am | Permalink

HELOO ,I HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN I PUT F:/BOOT>BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 I: IT SAYS THAT COULD NOT MAP DRIVE PARTITIONS TO THE ASSOCIETED VOLUME DEVICE OBJECT:ACCES DENIED WHAT TO DO PLS HELP 222.

Michael
Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

Hi there, for all the people having problems at step 6 try this 6. Type in the cmd window CD/DVD DRIVE LETTER: and press enter i.e. D: Then Type CD BOOT and press enter Then proceed with step 7 Hope this helps 223.

Tomasz
Posted November 12, 2009 at 4:24 am | Permalink

I did EXACTLY as it says and my netbook doesnt wanna boot from USBI checked BIOS settings couple of times and it is set to boot from removable devicewhich is correct I guessno idea what to do 224.

Tomasz
Posted November 12, 2009 at 4:43 am | Permalink

OK I found it.when EEE PC starts you need to press ESC key in case to display BOOT DEVICE SELECTION menu 225.

Chase
Posted November 12, 2009 at 5:17 am | Permalink

For those having problems with access is denied during the bootsect command, be sure to open cmd exactly as mentioned in the instructions. I assumed that being logged on as an administrator or using /runas was sufficient, but I guess things are different in Vista/Windows 7. 226.

hicom5
Posted November 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

problem: Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied. answer: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe On the pop-up right click context menu, select Run as Administrator

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Jason
Posted November 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

100% working confirmed! Thanks for the tutorial it was easy, and accurate. 228.

Willaim
Posted November 17, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

This process worked fine. THANKS!!! 229.

Navster
Posted November 17, 2009 at 4:56 am | Permalink

Brilliant Guide Worked a Treat. 230.

NICERED
Posted November 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

Any method to know your win7 and vista compatibility (x64, x86) before installing win7? 231.

Euphie
Posted November 18, 2009 at 9:53 am | Permalink

Have you made the XP guide yet? 232.

admin
Posted November 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

@Nicered You can use official Windows 7 upgrade advisor (its free) tool to check compatibility issues. Here is the link: http://www.intowindows.com/test-your-pc-software-compatibility-with-windows-7-usingwindows-7-upgrade-advisor-final/ 233.

Lurvinzy Andrew
Posted November 23, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

Hi~ Thanks for the tutorial currently copying the files hope it works! 234.

ahmed
Posted November 24, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink

I LOVE YOU!!! my cd drive doent work so USB was the only option. GREAT TUTORIAL!!! 235.

Andrew J. COwell
Posted November 25, 2009 at 4:08 am | Permalink

Worked as advertised on my Dell Mini 9. 236.

dsfjdifja
Posted November 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

why do all this when you can just make virtual cd drive and boot from it? 2 minutes work lol. 237.

Please Help me !
Posted November 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

Hi, Please help !!! Here what I have done: 1.Download Windows 7 iso file,which I put it in isoBuster and extracted. 2.Coz I have listen it is better to make clean instalation,I bought new WD external HDD-Passport Studio 500 Gb and put it all information from my PC to HDD (around 90Gb very important data + windows 7 of course)! 3.I run cmd and get in DOS - diskpart - list disk (coz there were nothing,not disk 1,2,3-i just select disk 1-don`t ask me why,coz i don`t know for myself,coz i am stupid!!!) - select disk 1 - clean After i wrote clean,I discconect usb cable,coz I afraid-what does clean means!!?? For god sake-i have all informations from last 6 years on my external hard disk Now,my WD doesn`t work,everything is ok in drive manager,when i conecct usb cable there is the external usb hard drive showed up on the Safely Remove Hardware list right down,but I can not enter into the disk-inside and I am so affraid and desperate and don`t know what to do How you can see,I am bigginer,but please tell me what is the best solution for me to do now and to don`t lose my data on WD (if i already didn`t lost Please,please help-with days I don`t know what to do. My e-mail is via_makedonia yahoo dot com please write me there. What I have tried:

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coneccting my WD with 3 dieferent cables-usb and firewire in dieferent ports. installing drivers from wd site When I check Device Manager it shows that the device is installed and working properly but it will not show in my computer and I cant access it. before the problem,my HDD appeard as drive H: I wouldnt be half as frustrated if it hadnt been working properly before this.Plus-ALL data is on my HDD,and I don`t even know if it is still there I do it this: 2 Step Solution for XP users: Part 1: Go to Control panel -> Performance and Maintenance (cannot be in classic view to see this link) -> Administrator Tools -> Services -> Universal Plug and Play If Universal Plug and Play is set to manual switch to automatic. Part 2 Double Click Safely Remove icon on the bottom right-> Select device->click Properties -> click Volumes -> click Populate -> hit OK -> if nothing shows it may need to be formatted Also i was in DISK MANAGEMENT,but except formating disk,I don`t see solution And formating will erase all data on the disk,isn`t it?! (if i have it,of course). again nothing Thanks in advance !!!!!! 238.

pawan
Posted December 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

great work . thanks a lot 239.

pawan
Posted December 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

great job . thanx a lot. 240.

carl
Posted December 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

have tried your process a few times with vista and 7 and works great but whilst installing windows i get an error code 080070241? any ideas why i get this code. pls help 241.

Aaron
Posted December 2, 2009 at 12:43 am | Permalink

Finally found a method that works. This actually works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, awesome. 242.

Throwlands
Posted December 2, 2009 at 5:00 am | Permalink

I just finished assembling a new computer that only has SATA connections and all I have are PATA CDROM drives. Your guide saved me from spending money on a drive Id only need once. Many thanks. 243.

Blake
Posted December 3, 2009 at 11:12 am | Permalink

I did every step right and got the right results. Even the Bootsect.exe part. it told me it successfully created it. i went to boot desktop from USB and STILL got the BOOTMGR is missing. Now i did it with vista from XP and it worked great. i had the vista install cd. now from vista to 7 its different. its an .iso file. is that why i cant make it work? 244.

Kevin
Posted December 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

When I get to step 6 and type CD BOOT, I receive an error message: They system can not find the specified path I have a crappy Sony upgrade CD and it is not bootable. Could that be why I get that message? If the CD is not bootable, does that mean I can not create a bootable CD? 245.

Todd
Posted December 4, 2009 at 1:35 am | Permalink

I cant thank you enough.. my dvd-rom has been down, tryed fixing with the filter delete but computer still doesnt recognize it, but it spins up at start up, I can put dvd in and it acts like it wants to but nothin..(yes all the bios stuff been checke, enabled and so on) so needless to say this little fix has been a God sent.. Works like a champ.. the only think that didnt work was

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Format fs=ntfs I formated it the old fashed way.. and in step 6. D:CD Boot I had to do CD/Boot amazing how that little / makes all the difference I was a computer with xp and a good dvd drive to set up a third drive to boot from and re-install vista on my laptop.. Thx again.. 246.

Chris
Posted December 4, 2009 at 2:49 am | Permalink

This is an excellent guide for anyone and I am very greatful you took the time to do this. Quick note that may confuse people, in step 6 where it states D:CD BOOT should be D: CD BOOT as shown in the screen shot. Thank you for the brilliant guide!!! 247.

vaitheeswaran
Posted December 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

Hey Thanks Man , for your help. and i dont understand onething. how do u find about disk 1 or disk 2 of usb . explain that dude. thanks in advance 248.

vaitheeswaran
Posted December 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

hi again one more doubt. BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H: ? so my usb drive name is 1201(E) i have to type 1201 E: or must type NT60 E: ? 249.

Gabe
Posted December 7, 2009 at 4:39 am | Permalink

Works great, thanks. 250.

Tom
Posted December 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | Permalink

some ppl may be having problem with this part D:CD BOOT needs space between D: and CD Boot, like this: D: CD BOOT 251.

Johnathan M Camien
Posted December 8, 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

I am not sure if this is posted but for everyone that has the CD as an ISO file you can use MagicISO to mount the ISO file to a virtual drive so that the system sees it as a CD/DVD. then just use that drive letter in place of the CD/DVD drive letter in the guide. Worked like a charm for me. 252.

Saleem
Posted December 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

everything went fine. booted on the flash drive, but cant partition using win 7. installation stopped there. what to do? tried it on asus Eee mini. 253.

YES IT WORKS 4 ME
Posted December 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

THIS POST WORKS out of the box, but those with problems pleeez pay SPECIAL attention to the G A P S in the commands. I followed the posters text AND viewed/compared the same commands in the pictures when I got stuck as others have here, and it all worked! D:CD BOOT should be D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter -> a gap between D: and CD BOOT, which another commenter here Malone kindly pointed out and got me hunting for other gaps to finish the job, . Also a gap at BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: not BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H: Follow the posters instructions and compare against the pictures and you are good to go! Welcome to DOS commands and sneaky ball breaker gaps which are easy to miss, lol! This is a great post, just needs a bit of a mop up, many thanks to the poster!

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Pown
Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

i get a disk read error occurred when i try to boot from the usb i followed the guid and it should work, whats wrong? 255.

matthew
Posted December 10, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

worked great. thanks. 256.

waseem
Posted December 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

I had a problem in start. As in window Xp in command prompt Diskpart command LIST DISK doesnot show usb as disk. It shows it as volume. kindly guide me whats the problem. Regards 257.

killak
Posted December 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

Hey, great guide! Before I start I wanted to confirm something; when Im done, if I want to use the pen drive again, I just format it from My Computer right? 258.

RS232
Posted December 11, 2009 at 8:44 am | Permalink

Thanks for this wonderful how to..GRRRRRRREATTTTT!!! 259.

PARAS
Posted December 13, 2009 at 7:16 am | Permalink

INSTEAD OF GOING THROUGH ALL THIS PROCESS WE CAN JUST USE WIN2FLASH APPLICATION FROM WIN2FLASH.COM OR JUST CAN GOOGLE WIN2FLASH AND EASILY GET IT. I AM USING WIN2FLASH FOR SOME TIME AND BEST PART IT CAN INSTALL WINDOWS XP AS WELL AS WIN 7 BOTH FROM USB PEN DRIVE. TESTED BY ME ON ACER LAPTOP(7), HCL LEAPTOP(2), AROUND 19 DESKTOPS 260.

Gregory
Posted December 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

Thank you very much!!! It took a lot of configuring and restarts but I finally managed to recover my OS with zero data loss. After I back up my stuff, Ill be installing Win7 using microsofts boot tool. 261.

RPJ
Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

Worked perfectly. Used it on a 4Gb SD card with a USB SD reader to install Win7 64-bit on an Acer laptop. Many thanks. 262.

CrabQuiche
Posted December 17, 2009 at 4:34 am | Permalink

If you are doing this guide from XP, use the HP USB Flash Disk Format tool instead of steps 3 and 4. This is because XPs DiskPart Tool does not support The NTFS Formatting for USB flash disks. Thank you for a great guide. I am working on a tool which does it all for you, called 7toUSB. 263.

Piyush
Posted December 17, 2009 at 10:57 am | Permalink

If u get this message Could not map drive partition to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied. goto C:/Windows/System32/ (before doing anything (or before running DISKPART) right click on cmd.exe Run as administrator (just second option) and repeat whatevr is given in this website..DONE 264.

teejay
Posted December 17, 2009 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

A disc read errorplz help me.i changed the BIOS priority to USB HDD.there were other options USB FDD,USB CDROM,USB ZIP.

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Jake
Posted December 18, 2009 at 12:53 am | Permalink

Thank you very much, this worked perfectly for me. 266.

kamlesh
Posted December 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

it is very very helpful for me. thanks. 267.

david dizzle
Posted December 19, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

I have a question for you, I have done this guide over and over again different ways on different operating systems and I cant get it to work, I am wanting to install windows 7 iso on my desktop pc which is an xp machine. I changed the bios boot sequence so it detects the usb first actually I made them all usb and it still gos straight through the boot sequence and right into the xp bootup screen. I dont know what to do please help. thank you, david 268.

admin
Posted December 19, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

@ David Dizzle It seems your PC doesnt support USB booting, or your Windows 7 ISO is not bootable. 269.

david dizzle
Posted December 20, 2009 at 6:56 am | Permalink

If it doesnt support usb booting then why is it an option in the boot sequence? 270.

andrew panda
Posted December 20, 2009 at 8:47 am | Permalink

this works like a charm, did a vista install from usb. thanks!!! 271.

chacha
Posted December 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

Could not map drive partitions to the associate volume device object: Access is denied. This happened right after bootsect.exe/nt60 E: (The usb key is considered by the comp as drive E) I tried the so-called easier guide link, it couldnt even find an iso file in the windows 7 files. (Its on a cd) And i know there is nothing wrong with the windows 7 cd, i just used it last night to install it on my uncles comp, which is where ive been trying to go through this guide) I need it on a usb key so i can install it on MY notebook. Help anyone? 272.

chacha
Posted December 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

Okay so, access isnt denied anymore. but it still says the same thing besides that 273.

Senior47
Posted December 21, 2009 at 2:19 am | Permalink

Thanks for this easy tutorial! Now, just a easy question!-) On my USB-pen drive there is space enough for both the 32 and 64 bits version of windows 7. Would it be possible to have a menu from which one could choose which OS to install? A new easy tutorial maybe!-) 274.

JaFar
Posted December 22, 2009 at 9:22 am | Permalink

Thanks Chase (post 226) finally found that out and was going to post with solution but seen yours. Took me 20 minutes to realize that you have to right click and run as admin in Vista and 7 275.

hnnn
Posted December 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

thanks man for this guide! 276.

rik
Posted December 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

hey i got an iso file i downloaden from school

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(we get free software there) and i cannot do step 5 is that a problem? and i got an iso file when i want to select is with the dvd usb tool program it said that it is not valid can anyone helpe me? 277.

toderu
Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:51 am | Permalink

Hello, great work, for saving time you can use format fs=ntfs quick that can save some time if you have a big usb stick. 278.

CroatianBoy
Posted December 31, 2009 at 4:09 am | Permalink

Hello and BIG THANKS FROM CROATIA 100% WORKING, EASY AND FAST WAY TO INSTALL WINDOWS WITHOUT DVD 279.

Z1pp3r
Posted December 31, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

This is AMAZING! THNX MAN! Nice Tutorial! Keep doing making tuts like this! 280.

Sam
Posted January 1, 2010 at 2:15 am | Permalink

Just thought others should know, command in step 7 must have a space after EXE As published BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H: This works BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: (shown in the screen cap correctly) Sam 281.

triple six
Posted January 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

thankx its work. 282.

Brody
Posted January 5, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

Well, accidentally formatted my external HDD with my movie library, .ISO library, and all of my pictures on it, but, my fault. 283.

KIRITH SIVA
Posted January 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

HEY, MUCH APPRECIATED! GREAT TUTORIAL! AND IT WORKS!! YOU SAVED ME SOME DOLLARS. THANKS VERY MUCH! KIRITH SIVA. 284.

Paul
Posted January 7, 2010 at 4:11 am | Permalink

Man After days of searching and trial and error, FINALLY this is a guide that WORKS! I have just installed Windows 7 on my netbook and I am sooooo freakin happy. I blog about computers, software and web development in German and I would like to ask your permission to translate this guide into German and publish it on my blog. With full credits to you and a link to the original guide of course. 285.

Nathan
Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink

Great guide, but MS has now made it much easier for us: http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool

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Vaidy Mohan
Posted January 9, 2010 at 2:00 am | Permalink

Awesome. I could restore my system from what you could call as disaster. Thanks so much. Vaidy 287.

Ahir @nurag
Posted January 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

thank for this update.all of u.. any new update so mail me this mail id.. i will wait your reply. 288.

Brandon
Posted January 10, 2010 at 6:04 am | Permalink

This worked flawlessly for upgrading my wifes PC. She had a DVD ROM drive that refused to be recognized and this was an awesome work-around and super fast. Thanks! 289.

somebody
Posted January 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

go here for these things in a nutshell from micro$oft http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool 290.

lucy
Posted January 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink

you cant copyright anything in the command prompt screenshots that you did using MSFT instructions for this process. dolt. 291.

Michiel
Posted January 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

About step 6: D: CD BOOT The CD BOOT is not doing anything. Just D: is enough, anything after that is ignored. For the rest: thanks for the guide, its really helpful for a lot of people I think. 292.

renren
Posted January 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

nice i will try this 293.

XAce
Posted January 17, 2010 at 6:03 am | Permalink

Thank you,Streamlined instructions,it worked perfectly. 294.

Robbie
Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

hey it wont let me do the last command, BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 F: , my flash drive is f and it says could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: access is denied???????.. what do i need to do 295.

slownie
Posted January 20, 2010 at 12:59 am | Permalink

Excellent work, thank you. This is good help the beginner users. Many thanks bye slownie 296.

zdarova
Posted January 20, 2010 at 3:22 am | Permalink

i had some problems at the begining, as i have raid 0 with amd southbridge. so guys, for Windows 7 x64 you need the folder /boot from a 32 bit dvd instalation if you want to prepare the usb drive on a 32bit PC (i used from the DVD of RC win 7 a had from may 2009)

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it worked fine, i tried first with an Ultimate version x64 now i want to install the Profession Win 7, because i have the license from the university for it thanks! 297.

kk kangan
Posted January 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

great.. thank you. it worked like a charm. 298.

khang
Posted January 22, 2010 at 2:09 am | Permalink

you should clarify step 5 for those who dont have the windows dvd. Mounting an image isnt something everyone knows about. Like myself, I am assuming most people who are gonna use this guide only have the .iso file and not the dvd. 299.

Patryk
Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:42 am | Permalink

;( well, mine went bad, really bad, my disk 1 was my second hdd (i realized that after) u should add how to discover what disk is the usb, ive deleted all my most important files;( i reached active, i didnt made format, is there a way to take back my stuff? 300.

John
Posted January 23, 2010 at 2:58 am | Permalink

Worked Perfectly. I can now have the great W7 on my laptop with a burned up DVD drive, lol 301.

Paul Smith
Posted January 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

Worked perfectly. Thank you. 302.

Sinner
Posted January 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

This is stupid, I didnt have to do all this crap, all I did was format my 4GB flash drive in fat 32 format, copy the contents if the Windows 7 DVD contents to the USB flash drive. And then set the bios to boot from flash. all done with my mouse, no diskpart or cmd prompt. 303.

maseo
Posted January 29, 2010 at 11:00 am | Permalink

@khang, if you only have the .iso file of windows 7 and not the dvd, (install power iso trial-free online), nxt double click .iso image and it appears in power iso, in toolbar of power iso click on mount select 1 drive(in drop out menu) follow a couple of prompts and its mounted.nxtgo to my computer and you will see a virtual drive(DVD Drive) their with the windows 7 in it, right click on it and explore(or open in new window) all the files are their and you can now copy them to your pen drive. a much easier and quicker way is (assuming you have power iso installed) is simply right click on .iso image and mount from their, my computer, explore or opencopy files//simple really, 304.

maseo
Posted January 29, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

@ patryk if you didnt get as far as format then you should be able to recover files, im assuming your disc drive has dissapeared from my computer?? if so, go to start menu>>type partition in search bar (dont hit enter) clcik on the create and format partitions file>>a box will appear and take a minute or 2 to load in all your partitions..once loaded you should see your missing partition/driveif so right click on it..select change drive letter and paths,>>select add from the nxt pop up box>>type a letter in, make sure the letter is not assigned to any other resources (egzampletype letter R ) once you put the letter in, just click ok, your partition should be back as normal now in my computer. 305.

steve
Posted January 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

This works like a charm. If your having problems try the other easy installation that he has posted on the link at the top of the page. That one has only 4 steps that u follow. In any case both of these installation guides have my 5 star rating***** 306.

SANRocks
Posted January 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

very very tankssssssssssssssssssssmy rateing is 5***** 307.

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Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

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it worked you are a star i bought my note book for 50 coz it wouldnt load up,, best 50 ive spent in a long time thanks to your help,,, cheers 308.

Omega
Posted February 3, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

1st off, nice tutorial! I used my iPod touch as a flash disk, and used ultraiso to make the image<so far so good, everything loads but I get a message stating that 'device drivers are missing' [paraphrased] I read around and it looks like it may be cd/DVD not being supported, but I'm installing from USB, no need for DVD drive help pleez 309.

le
Posted February 5, 2010 at 2:17 am | Permalink

that sir, simply put, is the bollox, TUVM 310.

antonio
Posted February 6, 2010 at 8:50 am | Permalink

Hi, does this steps will reformat my flash drive? 311.

admin
Posted February 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

@Antonio Yes, it will format your drive. 312.

Geoff
Posted February 10, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

Worked perfectly!!! The funny thing was my Windows 7 Ultimate DVD was scratched, so I tried to use my Windows 7 Home and that didnt fit on my 4gig USB stick. Than I tried an 8 Gig microSD card and that did fitand booted perfectly on my Asus R1600. Thanks for really well written and detailed instructions. 313.

Victor Aroma
Posted February 11, 2010 at 7:27 am | Permalink

This tutorial is awesome! Thanks for the helpful tips. Cheers, Victor Aroma 314.

Rohit
Posted February 12, 2010 at 7:09 am | Permalink

Perfect .. 10/10 ! Thanks for sharing this valuable info .. 315.

duncan
Posted February 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

my netbook is 32 bit and my win7 is 64bit.. im wondering if this can be installed.. and if it cant can yyou please tell me how i could upgrade my netbook to 64bit? 316.

xkovi
Posted February 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

The easiest way how to install Win7/Vista from usb is just to format your USB stick (from windows, no cmd line needed!) and extract files from *.iso into root of your USB stick.nothing elsetested million times 317.

zorzer
Posted February 16, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

thx! 100% working like you said 318.

SG
Posted February 16, 2010 at 2:03 am | Permalink

Thanks a lot! The MS tool kept erroring out when trying to create a bottable USB installer from the DVD. However your instructions worked like a charmThanks! 319.

aj
Posted February 16, 2010 at 7:10 am | Permalink

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Although there are a couple of tools out there to help simplify this process, I just ran across a new one that works under XP as well. Bootsage is another nice utility to add to your toolbelt. http://firesage.com/bootsage 320.

The-Stoic
Posted February 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

You are a legend. Got a SFF here and no DVD or CD-Dom. Used your instructions to get Windows Home server up and running. Thanks for the info. 321.

noneya bizness
Posted February 24, 2010 at 2:16 am | Permalink

yea, this is stupid..just format and copy windows 7 files to usbDONE 322.

Harry
Posted February 24, 2010 at 2:51 am | Permalink

Thx dude ! 323.

Moosewad
Posted February 24, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink

once i hit format fs=ntfs it just says 0 percent and stays there. Help!! 324.

lakshay
Posted February 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

I am not getting my pendrive disk number. when i type list disk only disk 0 is visible i have tried on all USB ports 325.

Vicky
Posted February 27, 2010 at 3:47 am | Permalink

Excellent guide. I need to save this site on my pc. Extremely useful and helpful Thanxs. 326.

DG3
Posted March 6, 2010 at 12:19 am | Permalink

Thanks for the guide ^^ verry usefull! You saved me from CD/DVDs with windows and others! 327.

khizer
Posted March 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

nice work!!! can anyone tell me how to put xp in the usb and make it bootable..please thanks 328.

deo
Posted March 11, 2010 at 2:05 am | Permalink

In case you get error message Access Denied in the last step you may need to start Virtual Disk service from Start->Run->services.msc 329.

Richard Borg
Posted March 11, 2010 at 2:31 am | Permalink

Excellent tutorial worked like a charm! Thanks! 330.

ralph
Posted March 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

Really helpful. thnx 331.

padam
Posted March 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

You should really give the _original author_ credit, instead of pretending like you wrote this guide yourself.

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Just a couple of weeks after its posted here: link removed You turn around and post it here. You can try to deny it, but its the _exact_ same steps in the _exact_ same order, on top of using the _exact_ same commands, again, in the _exact_ same order. Plagiarism is baaaaaad. 332.

admin
Posted March 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

@Padam How can you say that just because order of commands are same? You know, one cant create a bootable disk by entering those commands in random order. So steps will be same if you refer other sites too. I cant blame other sites for that right? You need to execute the step 1 first and then 2.. You cant reverse it! 333.

Kevin Woley
Posted March 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

Looks like you guys did a great job copying the instructions from here: link removed Way to pass it off as your own. Kevin 334.

padam
Posted March 14, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

just because [...]? Its kinda cute how you ignored the other points. The order of the commands is important, but they do _not_ have to be executed in that exact order. Furthermore, Im even more convinced you have no idea what any of the commands posted do as youre misleading users into thinking that bootsect doesnt work on XP installs or vista installs with XP as the target. Its a matter of changing the /n60 argument to /nt52 for it to use the master boot code thats compatible with NTLDR (rather than BOOTMGR, which is what Vista/7 uses). To quote you in case you decide to go deleting it: This guide doesnt work for XP..Only for Vista and Windows 7.. [snip] 335.

admin
Posted March 14, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink

@Kevin I dont know what to say! For your kind information, Microsoft has given the how to make bootable usb in its WinPE help guide. Do download and read it before making such comments. 336.

AbhishekDatta
Posted March 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

AWESOME man! solved my prob. I AM YOUR FAN NOW 337.

padam
Posted March 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

The fact that you removed the link to his blog from both of our posts speaks volumes in itself. There are other links all throughout the comments on this page, _none_ of which have been removed. kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345 Leave it up this time, let the users make their own decision as who stole it from who. 338.

admin
Posted March 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

@Padam I have deleted the links just because I dont allow readers to post links in comments. You might get two or three links in the whole comment section (in this post). And mind that I could have deleted your comments if i had done so. Hope you got it. Also note that I will be deleting your future comments as I dont like to argue on a useless topic. 339.

Andy
Posted March 15, 2010 at 12:15 am | Permalink

@admin

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y wasting time on useless things/people.. plzz help me out through the problem soon.. 340.

Rob
Posted March 15, 2010 at 4:02 am | Permalink

Works perfect. Thank you very much for youre efforts! 341.

Andrew
Posted March 15, 2010 at 7:17 am | Permalink

If you have the following error: COULD NOT FIND MAP DRIVE PARTITION TO THE ASSOCIATED VOLUME DEVICE OBJECT: ACCESS IS DENIED Then when you opened your command prompt you did not right-click and run as admin. 342.

Peje
Posted March 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

Working fine & smooth.thanks for the tutorial! 343.

Sanjay
Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

Thank you very much..it is working fine.. 344.

mwawe
Posted March 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

im trying to make a usb with Win7 64bit my OS is Win7 32bit and i have problem in step 7. system sayid: version of F:\boot\bootsect.exe is proper with version running on this PC. anyone know what to do ?? 345.

mwawe
Posted March 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

correct:!!!!! version F:\boot\bootsect.exe is NOT proper with. 346.

MTL
Posted March 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

Great guide. For those of us who are not builders or very familiar with computers, including a detailed step on how to change the boot priority in BIOS from HDD or CD to USB would make this guide complete Thanks for your time and effort on what is here though Much appreciated! 347.

Diego Freniche
Posted March 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

Thanks! After trying a lot of tutorials, this one WORKED. Ive finished installing my Asus 904 HD Thanks again! 348.

Sathya
Posted March 20, 2010 at 12:30 am | Permalink

Thanks a lot!!!! It worked good for me Only thing you could further mention is that diskpart doesnot recogonise removable storsge in xp it works only in vista (or) win 7. 349.

visions
Posted March 20, 2010 at 1:41 am | Permalink

CD BOOT Problems you need to *press ctrl c then type the commands below 100% working for me now D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message. 350.

shakir
Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:37 am | Permalink

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superb expalanation. anyone will easily understandkeep it up.. 351.

Huy Nguyen
Posted March 24, 2010 at 8:51 am | Permalink

Excellent Works great for me Thanks 352.

underworld666
Posted March 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

Really great!!! This tips works fine for me. Thanks! 353.

david
Posted March 28, 2010 at 3:51 am | Permalink

i cannot burn cds or photos onto a disc when i try it says put disc into cd drive d .Thanks if you can help me 354.

rudnueva
Posted March 30, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

Does it work in cmd 5.1 bro? particularly in Windows xp service pack 3..I tried but it doesnt workthank you 355.

Oleg
Posted April 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

Hi Thanks a lot for info. Can I have both, vista and win7 on usb stick at the same time? Just out of interest. Thanks 356.

RM
Posted April 2, 2010 at 7:05 am | Permalink

I did this from a Windows 7 computer and was able to install Windows 7 from USB with no issues at all. Well done! 357.

Patatattat
Posted April 2, 2010 at 8:55 am | Permalink

I did this process on a SATA SSD 16gb harddrive I had, and it worked! 358.

Beautiful.

Rishad
Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

Thanks Alot man, This is very usefull for me. Thanks buddy 359.

Rajesh
Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

Man, just worked like a charm in the second try. First try I had error COULD NOT FIND MAP DRIVE PARTITION TO THE ASSOCIATED VOLUME DEVICE OBJECT: ACCESS IS DENIED Solution: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe On the pop-up right click context menu, select Run as Administrator Repeated all the steps once again.. and Voila thanks a lot my Friend..

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Tim
Posted April 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

Thank you very much! Great detail!

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Skyler
Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:41 am | Permalink

I did all the steps up until 5 now I was wondering I dont have Win 7 on a disk just on my hardrive can I just copy over to my USB at this point? and would I still have to change the Bios settings? 362.

Amos
Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

Hi, excellent instructionsIm almost there but when i run format fs=ntfs I get the following error message right at the end of the format.. 100 percent completed diskpart has encountered an error the parameter is incorrect have you seen this before and if so any suggestions? im on Vista 363.

Amos
Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

actually you cant continue with the instructions, if you try assign you get There is no volume specified. Please select a volume and try again 364.

Krim
Posted April 15, 2010 at 2:46 am | Permalink

When I put the usb in, it gets to the boot screen and says BOOTMGR IS MISSING and Ive repeated the BOOTSECT steps already. 365.

Hannibal
Posted April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

Thanks for the tutorial, it work perfectly. i also have a WINDOWS 7 AIO DVD 33 in 1 i had put together and put that on a USB too, also works perfectly. thanks again 366.

Hannibal
Posted April 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

TO AMOS make sure you fill all details in CAPITAL LETTERS and just take your time to go through it again. 367.

Zaid rohid
Posted April 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

i hv problem with this technic.. the command sound like this.. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects : Access is denied. someone please help me. 368.

VolN
Posted April 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

To Zaid try to run cmd.exe as administrator and it will be fixed 369.

Harjinder Singh
Posted April 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

u r the best men i think bcz u simply tell us the setp for install window frm usb.anybody easily do it. thanx for ue help. 370.

miro
Posted April 26, 2010 at 5:51 am | Permalink

You need to add > Type EXIT < To exit the diskpart after formatting. Like this: 5. Type EXIT to exit DISKPART 6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter.

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Otherwise very helpful indeed Thanks 371.

izdelava spletnih st
Posted April 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

Great article! Helped my friends laptop 372.

leahcim
Posted April 28, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

i gotta try vpc mode tnx LeAhCiM 373.

Zaid rohid
Posted April 29, 2010 at 1:44 am | Permalink

THANK YOU !!! 374.

YOU ARE THE GREAT!

hamedshaik
Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

try dis guyz its vry easy http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-bootable-windows-7-vista-or-xp-usb-flashpendrive-with-a-single-click-must-try/ 375.

Derick
Posted May 2, 2010 at 6:52 am | Permalink

insert the usb flash drive hit any key depending your pc you have to go to the system bios 376.

Omni
Posted May 2, 2010 at 7:00 am | Permalink

Works with doing a quick format aswell, as it takes long time to do a regular. Super guide! 377.

Mohamed
Posted May 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

This excellent work / / / I will by experience 378.

ferpuj
Posted May 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

Try wintoflash and forget all your usb problem, all you need installation cd win7/vista/xp wintoflah and usb stick 4gb for 7/vista 2gb for xp drivers and stripcan do it later. 379.

mani
Posted May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

now microsoft provide their own tool to create a bootable usb drive to install windows vista/7 /2008/2008-R2 380.

Waqas Muhammad Akash


Posted May 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

32 bit and 64 bit. This method works on both vista and win7. either 32 bit or 64 bit. now because 64 bit capacity is more than 32 installation CD or DVD. I have 16 GB card. On this card i have win 98 win me win professional 2000 win server 2003 win NT networks win xp ( all in 1 ) home, professional, media center edit win vista (all in 1) win 7 ( all in 1 ) 32 bit and 64 bit is only win 7. above rest os are only 32 bit I have installed too many times on different system different os what customer ask for it. via using this memory card.. simply booting and them select from the list what i need to install then after that setup for that windows will run up..and so go on. waqas _ akash AT yahoo DOT com if some one need please send me personal email. 381.

litesh
Posted May 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

tnx i like it 382.

litesh
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sir after installing windows i got error on pendrive that window was unable to format nw ho to format it into fat again. 383.

Madhur Makwana
Posted May 19, 2010 at 10:01 am | Permalink

Thanx man.. great work.. 384.

Bill Gates
Posted May 21, 2010 at 5:50 am | Permalink

Thanks man. Worked a treat! 385.

setu
Posted May 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

May be I am in biggest trouble of my life with computer, I was following your steps without knowing that my main backup data hdd (500gb) was attached and I follow all the steps till the formatting .where I realized I have formatted the wrong one..and if I dont get my data back I will be at zero.al my work and everything was in it n I dont have a dvd back up as well..i know its stupid fuced up situation any help will be life saver.please pls..get me out of this.. 386.

admin
Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

@Setu You can try EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard free edition to get back your data. I hope you will get back your data. 387.

anon
Posted May 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

After copying is complete, delete the file ei.cfg to make all Windows varients available. 388.

oxygen
Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

or HP USB Format Tool 389.

Matt
Posted May 29, 2010 at 5:51 am | Permalink

OMG, this works so well, thanks, i have tried so many other guides and they did work. THANKS 390.

Benjamin
Posted June 1, 2010 at 7:44 am | Permalink

To anyone else still having the error in DiskPart, you MUST right click the CMD shortcut within your Accessories folder and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Otherwise, permission denied errors. 391.

Suneev
Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

I put forward my warm thanks for the help this post provided me. This process is working fine with windows 7 Thanks Again Suneev suneev.lpu@gmail.com 392.

Michael
Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

Ive used this guide before with success, but its not working this time. Every time I type in cd boot, I get an error message stating The system cannot find the path specified. Ive already tried two computers and I get the same message. I also tried replicating the exact steps I did the first time by using a virtual drive, but that isnt working either. Whats wrong? 393.

azhk
Posted June 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

Thanks a lot for the excellent guide! 394.

Robin
Posted June 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

After step 7 it shows an error stating Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied

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Any idea how to solve this problem? 395.

Peter
Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:16 am | Permalink

Thanks for the article, worked perfectly. 396.

Dennis
Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:25 am | Permalink

Thanks! Works great! 397.

somu
Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

In the step 5 you had mentioned insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive but what if i dont have optical drive, i am unable to go further this step. 398.

MAN WITH NO NAME


Posted June 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

GREAT WORK THANK YOU ! 399.

Thankful29l
Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

Very well written guide, woks like charm Thank you 400.

ander
Posted June 16, 2010 at 7:23 am | Permalink

This is a good article, but it has an error. It says: > > > > > > > 6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step. Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where D is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

What you meant to say was: 6. At the prompt, switch to your DVD drive. For example, if your DVD drive is drive D, type: D: then press Enter. 7. Type CD BOOT and press Enter, to see the message below. (I would make typing CD BOOT a separate step.) Cheers, Ander 401.

Taleeno
Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

I did this the first time and it worked fine- But i copied the wrong version of Win7 which had expired. Do i need to run command prompt again for the newer version or can i just copy the files over from the new DVD and go straight away? 402.

mezvix
Posted June 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

for windows xp users format usb with petousb tool you can get by googling around and runbootsect as instructed , other wise boodsectis also available standalone on many websites to make usbs bootable .it even supports making xp bootable usb 403.

SATADRU
Posted June 21, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

HEY GUYS JUST MOUNT THE WIN 7 ISO FILE IN DEMONS TOOL IN XP AND INSTALL IT TO THE PARTITION U LIKE.THERE IS NO NEED TO USE ANY DVD OR USB PENDRIVE.ANY PROBLEM!! MAIL ME satadruhalder@yahoo.co.in.. 404.

joseph
Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:30 am | Permalink

Todo funcion a la perfeccin. Gracias !! 405.

Santhosh
Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

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thank youdis is very interesting.. 406.

Ahmad Bukhori
Posted June 25, 2010 at 10:52 am | Permalink

work wonderfull on my external hard drive thank you. 407.

Brad
Posted June 26, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

Just awesome. Very nicely done, easy to understand and exactly what I was after. 408.

Raeef
Posted June 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

Thanks, I used it on my Sony Vaio upgrade media on my NW180J It worked perfectly. 409.

Harsha Madushan
Posted June 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

Thanx a lot !!! work perfectly Use full for me. 410.

Anurag
Posted June 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

EXCELLENT GUIDE THANK U VERY MUCHit worked in first time 411.

Victor Fernandes
Posted June 28, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink

Sir, At present I am using Windows XP which I would like to replace by Windows 7. Please help me to install Windows 7 on my computer. Thanking you. 412.

raksmey
Posted June 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

thank you post is very useful for me. but does it work? 413.

Hudson
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

Im currently at the copying files to USB end stage. But for anyone who reads down here, make sure to check that youve selected the right disk in stage 4, one way to do this is by typing DETAIL DISK and hitting enter after the SELECT DISK 1 line, brings up a load of details and a volume list at the bottom, with name, size etc, mine was Disk 4. (Using a different guide I manage to format my D:, good thing Ive got a server backup. DONT MAKE MY MISTAKE) 414.

Venthan
Posted June 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

Hey, Thanks a lot, this helped me to resolve my issue after a 5 days struggle 415.

nex
Posted July 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

hi,anyone can help in bios settings,how it is done to select pendrive ..i cannot do it although i have new m/b and all above trick ..but i cant detect my bootable drivemay i lack this ideahelp me out ..thanks 416.

solem
Posted July 2, 2010 at 2:48 am | Permalink

I was a bit sceptical about this actually working. It just seemed too good to be true, this being Windows and all. But it actually works. Like mentioned earlier its not possible to run bootsect from 32-bit windows on a 64-bit version. Also, I had to run cmd as admin or else bootsect would complain about something I cant remember atm. 417.

real1tyFTW
Posted July 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

OMG THANX !!!!!!!!! I HAD A MAJOR FKING ISSUE, ! AND BY JUST SAYING the first 2 commands the SETUP started and i was good to go THX ALLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

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solarni sistemi
Posted July 5, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink

i found this article helpful because recently i had problems with usb and booting. THANKS 419.

Jibba
Posted July 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

Dont know why everyone post hard guides with cmd promt. There is a program directly from Microsoft to do that same thing in 3 clicks. It also works on pirate/cracked copy of windows 7 . Download and guide: http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool 420.

twe
Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:14 am | Permalink

Thank you so much for this tutorial. It was easy and helped things run much more smoothly. What a relief! 421.

Jan
Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

This guide didnt work for me. When I try to boot the USB drive it just says invalid partition table and halts. 422.

Jan
Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

I fixed it, it didnt have anything to do with this guide. If you get the error invalid partition table try configuring your usb drive to load as hddd and not removable/fdd. 423.

Fane
Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

it works on 16 Gb USB Disk ??? there is a maximum size of USB Disk ? 10x for answer 424.

Kumar
Posted July 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

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