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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 don’t’ use proper
c ommands in this guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100%
working guide.

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Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Vista USB drive using which you Pages
c an 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 About
safe loc ation on your system. Contact Me
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2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open
Command Prompt with admin rights. Privacy

*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
Or

*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right c lick on Command Prompt and
selec t Run as administrator.
3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following c ommands in
the command prompt:

First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

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Next type LIST DISK c ommand 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 c ommands 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 c onfirm 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 proc ess may take few seconds)

ASSIGN
EXIT
Don’t close the command prompt as we need to exec ute one more c ommand at the next
step. Just minimize it.

5. Next insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive and c hec k 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 c ommand
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 c ommand given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR
c ompatible c ode.
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 c ontents to the USB flash drive.

9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7/Vista. Only thing you need to
c hange the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t
explain it as it’s just the matter the c hanging 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 haven’t set the
BIOS priority to USB. If you got any problem in following this guide feel free to ask
questions by leaving c omment.
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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401 Comments

1. Daryl
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:20 am | P e rm a link

Hey thanks! I’d love to try this soon I hope it’s w orking

2. Brandon
Posted January 12, 2009 at 3:22 am | P e rm a link

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I don’t think XP show s usb drives in list disk, or maybe it’s just me. Is there any other
alternative to step 4?

3. tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 7:59 am | P e rm a link

^ That’s why I have mentioned only Vista & Windows 7.

4. tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 8:01 am | P e rm a link

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

5. Casmir
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:31 am | Perm a link

This is cool…Hope it w ill w ork the same way w ith an external HDD….
Keep up the good work bro…

6. ben
Posted January 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Perm a link

i am also trying to do this from xp, and it doesnt w ork, 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 | P e rm a link

When I run bootsect.exe it says that this version isn’t compatible with my version of
windows even though it is running the vista version.

8. tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm | P e rm a link

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

9. tweakwindows
Posted January 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm | P e rm a link

This guide doesn’t 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 | P e rm a link

@ben
Please follow the guide step-by-step and don’t skip any step.

11. Paul
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Perm a link

THANK YOU! I w as 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 can’t see what you’ve done wrong, even picked up a few new
cmd tricks.
I’m a fan, thanks man.

12. ?lhan
Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Perm a link

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

13. Omar
Posted January 13, 2009 at 4:52 am | P e rm a link

I was doing fine up until step 5. I figured the w hole 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 don’t have any blank DVD’s, so I w as trying to install it
from my USB drive, but I can’t get past step 5, since I don’t 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 | P e rm a link

Got it working in the second attempt.good guide.

15. Lincoln
Posted January 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Perm a link

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

16. EiNS
Posted January 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm | P e rm a link

Thanks…very excellent guide…

any w orking method for xp usb drive installation? Tried many…but non of them working

17. vikrant
Posted January 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm | P e rm a link

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

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18. BlogPiG
Posted January 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm | P e rm a link

This w orked 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 w indow s tools as wasn’t available as part of diskpart in
XP.
All the rest worked as described.

19. eden
Posted January 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm | P e rm a link

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 w 2in 7 fine

20. Laker_Fan32
Posted January 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Perm a link

Leechie!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FOR XP!!!! W ow , I have been
searching for past tw o days and you explained it in 4 steps, you are AW ESOME! Thank
you VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!

21. Rkee
Posted January 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm | P e rm a link

U can also achieve booting from a usb drive by using daemon tools. Don’t mean to dis on
the author graet walkthrough by the w ay. Its just an alternative, and no need for any
command prompt scripting.

22. madmax
Posted January 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm | P e rm a link

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 w hile attempting to read the boot configuration

some help please?

23. Darin
Posted January 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Perm a link

Hey, I follow ed all the steps, and everything w orked perfectly until I booted from the Usb
device and tried to install window s 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 | P e rm a link

@Darin
Firstly, let me apologise for the experience you’re having.
The error means, your motherboard doesn’t 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 doesn’t for the users who like to install Windows 7 on USB.

@Omar
If you don’t have a DVD drive/USB(4GB) then use my guide “Installing W indow s 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.

Thanks.

25. Joey
Posted January 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Perm a link

i dow nloaded window s 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 | Perm a link

@Joey
If you don’t have a DVD/USB then use my below guide which shows “Installing Windows
7 without using USB/DVD drive”
http://www.intow indows.com/installing-window s-7-without-using-dvdusb-drive-method-
2/
http://www.intow indows.com/installing-window s-7-without-using-dvdusb-drive-method-
1/

27. gabontz
Posted January 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm | P e rm a link

Hello i can’t see my usb stick with diskpart.


all i can see, is my 4 HDD’s on my computer.

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What can i do in this case?

28. pete
Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm | P e rm a link

When I try step 7, I get: “The system cannot execute the specified program”

29. suavi
Posted January 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm | P e rm a link

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
you’re running. Check your computer’s 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 | Perm a link

What if I w ant 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 you’re
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 | P e rm a link

When I tried to boot from usb it w ill not even get finished copying the files w hen 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 anyone’s help.

32. Siddanth
Posted January 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm | P e rm a link

Hey tw eakw indow s 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 | P e rm a link

I have follow ed all instructions.


I tried the flash drive one of my main machines and it w orks. However, on my test rig, I
only get a Missing Operating System message. Boot priorities are set to USB Boot.

What could be w rong?

34. Laker_Fan32
Posted January 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm | P e rm a link

My USB becomes Bootable, however when it is installing it gets stuck at 8% and then
nothing happens??? I’ve tried many times and it doesn’t seem to work, it alw ays gets
stuck at 5% or 8%. Sometimes it errors out with the error code: 0x800703ee

35. PeterNLD
Posted January 22, 2009 at 4:52 am | P e rm a link

Can the USB-stick after having Window s7 installed, be used to get in the complete
recovery enviroment as well?

36. SEO Blog


Posted January 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm | P e rm a link

Works like a charm, thanks

37. Into Windows(Admin)


Posted January 23, 2009 at 11:49 am | Perm a link

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 didn’t try that method. But I have another method which w orks on XP as well. Will post
the guide soon.

@ Nick
Make sure you copy all the Windows 7 files to USB correctly.

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@Suavi
Basically, I haven’t tested this method on 64-bit machine. So, I can’t find a solution for
you.

Thank you.
Into W indows

38. tyson
Posted January 23, 2009 at 2:29 pm | P e rm a link

Hi, I read d comments & got confirmed that this method works although i didn’t try it. I
want to install window s xp by USB method. Can you also give a method like this for
windows xp also?? I am currently running w indows vista & don’t have an optical drive.

39. Nik Simpson


Posted January 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | P e rm a link

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 you’ll have to run the bootsect command from a 32-bit W7
DVD, because the version on the 64-bit DVD w ill not run on a 32-bit OS.

40. cdnwood
Posted January 26, 2009 at 9:13 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Um, couldn’t 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, that’s 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 | Perm a link

If I had Vista pre-installed when I purchased my computer —


what different steps w ould I take to make a bootable USB drive??
Thanks,
Bob

43. Andy
Posted January 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Perm a link

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

44. Nick1
Posted January 29, 2009 at 2:41 am | P e rm a link

Correct me if I’m w rong, but step 5 states that w e need a DVD. I use this guide because
I don’t have one. Am I right?

45. cmerg
Posted January 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm | P e rm a link

Great article. Worked like a charm.

46. Man
Posted Fe b ruary 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Perm a link

Hi.

In the list disk step,I can’t see my USB drive. What’s w rong with it? (My Operating
System is XP.)

Does it only work in Vista?

Thank you for your teaching.

47. SENTY
Posted Fe b ruary 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 Fe b ruary 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Perm a link

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Sorry for the delay in replay.

@Man
This method works fine on Vista and W indow s 7 only. I will be w riting 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.intow indows.com

49. ELPY
Posted Fe b ruary 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Perm a link

Aw esome,Think!!!

50. asd
Posted Fe b ruary 11, 2009 at 3:44 am | Permalink

well im gonna try this from my phone. hope everything w orks out ok

51. TY
Posted Fe b ruary 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 Fe b ruary 17, 2009 at 8:47 am | Permalink

Hi thats an awesomely explained method! great work!

but i’m 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


you’re running. Check your computer’s 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 Fe b ruary 25, 2009 at 1:09 am | Permalink

Thanks W orked like a charm.

54. JD
Posted Fe b ruary 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 Fe b ruary 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 w rong?
thx, btw great job this site !!

56. Sjengie
Posted Fe b ruary 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 tw eakw indow s !

57. pete
Posted March 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Perm a link

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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 | Perm a link

hey it is show ing cannot find bootmngr press crl alt del to restart

59. Anthony
Posted March 5, 2009 at 2:10 am | Perm a link

Great guide. You need to update your requirements section to point out that these
instructions only w ork w hen done on a Vista or Window s 7 platform, or specifically state
they w ill not work on XP

60. tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:38 am | Perm a link

Thanks for the reply. Will edit the post soon.

61. tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:50 am | Perm a link

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

62. tweakwindows
Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:52 am | Perm a link

Sorry, if you can’t find see your USB drive in the DISKPART command, I can’t help you.
How ever, if you have only one hard drive, then you can use the “1• as your USB key. But
try this on your ow n risk.

63. Pinko
Posted March 18, 2009 at 12:26 am | P e rm a lin k

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

56% now . thos are way loong seconds.

65. Swanny
Posted April 10, 2009 at 10:25 pm | P e rm a link

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 w e nt w rong. Please help. Thanks.

66. jickie
Posted April 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm | P e rm a link

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

67. Jeff
Posted May 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm | P e rm a link

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

thanks.

68. victor frazee


Posted May 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Perm a link

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

69. Quan
Posted May 5, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Perm a link

Let’s 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 | Perm a link

Great w rite up. W orks 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 don’t bover
This only works under WIndows Vista or 7.

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

When are the mongs gonna read and understand this guide does not w ork on xp.

74. Joeypesci
Posted May 13, 2009 at 4:48 am | Perm a link

For everyone having issues w ith diskpart in XP not seeing the USB stick, it’s because
that’s 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 haven’t bothered to search for it.

75. Joeypesci
Posted May 13, 2009 at 4:48 am | Perm a link

Just spotted someone beat me to it

76. J
Posted May 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Perm a link

Works 100% in my Notebook. I wanted to install Vista Ultimate w ith 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

Funny thing I noticed on Win7, when you EXIT the DiskPart and try to continue in
Command Prompt, w hile 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 | Perm a link

I’m sure this is another arrengement w ith MS and USB driver manufactuer to make
money LOL joke

Nice guide I will have to steal my girlfriend’s USB drive (Which I bought her for christmas
LOL) to try this. Looks like it’s worth it thanks

80. pirater2113
Posted May 21, 2009 at 5:55 am | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

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

82. mads
Posted May 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Perm a link

perfect. great guide. thanks

83. Omer
Posted May 22, 2009 at 2:22 am | Perm a link

Dear,

I want to install windows 7 RC through USB/Pen drive.


But when i open the command prompt and w rite 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 | Perm a link

FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)

Yeah lol, it’s taking a loooong few seconds on my 8GB drive

85. mike
Posted May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Perm a link

I have a question for you, admin.

What if I w ant 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

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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 | Perm a link

i tried it and it w on’t 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


it’s working on vista tomorrow i w ill try on w in 7.

10x a lot

90. 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 | Perm a link

made a usb with above tutorial, w ill install w indow s 7


i wanted to install w indow s 7 64 bit but have 32 bit vista
now in order to install w indow s 7 64 bit, it seems, i w ill have to burn a dvd

92. Tweakwindows
Posted May 28, 2009 at 1:11 am | Perm a link

@Trave
I haven’t personally tried using SD card. But you should be able to do that.

93. Tweakwindows
Posted May 28, 2009 at 1:13 am | Perm a link

@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 w as very surprised that when I was
unable to change the boot sequence to USB in the BIOS on an older laptop, w indow s 7
installed anyw ay. I w as pretty sure that it wouldn’t 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 | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

Worked like a charm, great instructions, thanks!

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

Hi,
Great guide. How ever, 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 niow and get the same result. Am I missing something? W ould
greatly appreciate any help…I 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

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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 onw ards.

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

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 w id 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 don’t mention that fact
that the W in 7/Vista USB boot drive needs to be created on computer running W indow s
7 or Vista. That should really be added to the Requirements section so you can call your
guide 100% w orking. I seen a few comments from people saying it doesn’t w ork
because they’re 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 | Perm a link

(I’m hoping HTML will w ork )

trying the F:CD BOOT command (w here F is my DVD drive location), it returns the
follow ing functions

Firstly, from DISKPART (which you didn’t say to leave, not sure if you meant to or not)

Secondly, from C:\Window s\System32 (where your screenshot is taken from)

107. Jacob
Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:38 am | Perm a link

Sorry, images weren’t displayed from html


I’ll 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 w ill explained (just having some technical issues

108. Mark
Posted June 6, 2009 at 9:40 am | Perm a link

Aw esome work! Clear and very simple! For everyone having problems, keep in mind the
guide is only for:
- Window s 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 | Perm a link

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 w ant the installation I
cant select my usb drive it comes up w ith the message below :
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cant select my usb drive it comes up w ith the message below :

“WINDOW S 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.
I’ve been at this for almost 2 w eeks.
I can boot from usb but can’t 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 can’t install W indow s 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 | Perm a link

Thanks, this w orked really well.


Couldn’t 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 | Perm a link

It w orks fine, except one problem: when I run the w indows7 64bits RC1
\boot\bootsect.exe in my Vista 32, it doesn`t w ork. I did it running from the \boot folder
of the window s7 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 Window s 7 after and continue follow ing the guide

116. Gregor
Posted June 11, 2009 at 12:33 am | P e rm a link

Thanks ! Have a nice day.

117. 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 w ith 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 w hat 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. W orks
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: don’t 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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Hello, Tw eakW indows, and thanks, but… I know w hat 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 wasn’t surprised, and I’d like to know how you get that on a
4GB flash drive), I follow ed each of your steps in order twice while running an
Administrator command session, w ith 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 can’t 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 I’ve seen so far, and if I
can’t resolve it here I will probably give up – please help!

123. DaveG
Posted July 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm | P e rm a link

Oh…did 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 tw o very good reasons: 1) I’m on a bloatware diet, and 2)
I’m trying to replace w hat I already paid for, after it got wiped (yeah, the whole freak’n
disk), and if you Microsoft pirate hunters have a problem w ith that, then you can go
impale yourselves on your ow n swords! To any w ho would clue me in on what else may
be needed besides the image file (after follow ing the above steps), or explain any non-
troll reasons why this method would not work with what I am trying to do, I’d be most
grateful.

124. Veselin Belchev


Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:36 am | P e rm a link

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. It’s all ready w orks to Window s 7 and Windows
Vista

125. PCLove
Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm | P e rm a link

On #4 where the file system is being set, you can use QUICK to speed up the formatting
like this:

FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK

It’s so much faster!

126. ????????
Posted July 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm | P e rm a link

Thanks!

This w ould really help me a lot installing on Vaio Type P.

127. kuld33p
Posted July 19, 2009 at 12:02 am | P e rm a link

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 w indow s/inf folder as well.. but no luck.. installation
does not proceed.

128. JonJon
Posted July 19, 2009 at 3:12 am | P e rm a link

Hello, I’ve 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 Window s XP.

Can I use this guide again? but rather than to put the windows 7 installation in the usb
it would be the w indows xp? Or should I search another guide for this? I haven’t tried it
yet. I just want to ask here first before I try.

Regards,

129. konrad
Posted July 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm | P e rm a link

it works flawleslly tnx man

130. admin
Posted July 20, 2009 at 11:06 am | P e rm a link

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

131. Me
Posted July 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm | P e rm a link

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

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Windows Vista x64 or x86

132. ive
Posted July 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm | P e rm a link

some bios don’t recognise NTFS formatted usb keys as boot device, so you might still
want to format as FAT32, even if it makes your key slow er

133. Jean-Sébastien
Posted July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm | P e rm a link

Very great w ork! Thank you very much!

134. Peter
Posted July 22, 2009 at 8:37 am | P e rm a link

Hi Admin,

Quick question- W ould this method work w ith my Vaio boot disk? instead of a standard
windows cd. Thanks in advance.

135. Mahesh
Posted July 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 w ill remove the Master Boot Record so Windows boot loader w ill kick in, instead of
Linux (GRUB).

137. admin
Posted July 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm | P e rm a link

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

138. Franck
Posted July 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Hi. I follow ed this guide to make a bootable Windows 7 usb drive a few weeks ago, and
it worked perfectly!
Now I have dow nloaded 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 | P e rm a link

Nice tutorial… w ill do installing!!

141. 9shares admin


Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm | P e rm a link

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

142. Patrick
Posted July 30, 2009 at 3:02 am | P e rm a link

all that is necessary is to format your USB and then copy all files from the the cd/dvd(iso
or w hatever) 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 | P e rm a link

Has anyone found out a solution to the problem of it sating BOOTMGR not found. Press
ctrl alt dlt to restart w hen trying to boot it. I can’t get passed that.

144. Torpido
Posted July 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm | P e rm a link

I have a U3 Softw are on my USB, its basically there for Exploring and locking the USB, if i

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copy entire system File(U3) and then paste it back after a format for the purpose of
above guide w ill 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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 w anted a dual-boot of my
Lenovo-Vista, 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 w ent smoothly. This guide is great.

147. 9shares admin


Posted August 4, 2009 at 9:52 am | P e rm a link

nice article..thanks

148. Yan Li
Posted August 5, 2009 at 3:36 am | P e rm a link

Hey, thanks for this great article. I’ve 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 w hy the
“bootmgr is missing” message was showing after correctly carrying out all the
instructions. I put the Window s 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 | P e rm a link

Great guide. Worked perfectly thanks a lot. Now I don’t have to worry about finding a
disc drive just for a folding rig.

150. Kusta
Posted August 8, 2009 at 3:38 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

I have a problem here !! someone could help me please ?? When I’m 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.” What’s that supose to mean ?? Could
anyone give me the solution please.

152. Minh Tran


Posted August 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm | P e rm a link

Thanks for the guide. Perhaps you should update it with Shom’s comment(#137). I w as
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 w ould 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 | Perm a link

Worked fine, though format was a little slow.

Thanks for an easy to follow guide!

154. Nikunj
Posted August 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm | P e rm a link

its really w orks.

155. Pali
Posted August 10, 2009 at 2:31 am | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

This article is really only aw esome guide w hich works.

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Worked 100% without any flaws and mind irritating drills.

Please don’t 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. How ever, 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 wasn’t moving at all though.

So I ran it all again – I rebooted (w ith 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 Window s 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 | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

Very good, I’m going to boot it in a few seconds from now …THANX

163. CK117
Posted August 17, 2009 at 4:20 am | Perm a link

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

164. 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 | Perm a link

Thanks – the format took ages on my 16gb cruzer…

Also, my source w as an ISO of the x64 RTM build. First try, I mounted this w ith MagicISO
and copied files w ith 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, w hich 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 | Perm a link

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.

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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 | Perm a link

Excellent stuff. I tried follow ing “other” sites’ instructions only to find they didn’t even
create the boot sector. This worked like a charm. Thanks!

169. Anonyme
Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Perm a link

Damnit, can’t do it on a x64 W in7 DVD from XP 32 :/

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

Hi ! Thanks. It w orks fine . Thanks a lot for your effort and clear instructions.

171. jiji
Posted August 30, 2009 at 1:59 am | Perm a link

“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 | Perm a link

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.

175. Harris
Posted September 7, 2009 at 10:30 am | P e rm a link

thanks bro..

176. JHANU
Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm | P e rm a link

thanks man thats ur great w ork keep on doing……..

177. Dan Berger


Posted September 12, 2009 at 8:27 am | P e rm a link

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 (w hich
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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

work like magic


Thanks alot
Keep posting !

180. klokluider
Posted September 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm | P e rm a link

XP users follow this method:

Just for completion

1. First create your bartpe files using UBCD4WIN

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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 w hich 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 you’re asked if you want to upgrade to the XP NTFS filesysten, select “NO” for
this then hit Next.
8. It’ll 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://ubcd4w in.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=11375&st=570

181. Malone
Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm | P e rm a link

Working. Perfect. Thanks for it, amazing w ork.

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 betw een D: and CD BOOT

See screenshot.

182. Simran
Posted September 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | P e rm a link

I have installed window s 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 | P e rm a link

@Simran
Format, and w rite songs again on it.
FAT32 w ill be OK.

184. acme
Posted September 30, 2009 at 4:12 am | P e rm a link

do you have to copy the entire contents of the win7 disk? my thumbdrive isn’t that big.

185. jj
Posted September 30, 2009 at 10:46 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

i will tell you one thing,this is the first advice i have gotten from that internet that w orks
perfectly,i wanted to upgrade my pc to 7 so i formated my vista not know ing 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 | P e rm a link

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

188. Faisal
Posted October 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm | P e rm a lin k

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

189. widL
Posted October 13, 2009 at 2:31 am | P e rm a link

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

190. vietha
Posted October 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm | P e rm a link

It w orks like a charm

thx alot

191. Scott L
Posted October 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm | P e rm a link

I would just like to let anyone and everyone in here know that I specifically follow ed this
guide yesterday for XP and it worked.
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/04/install-w indows-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 W indow s 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 | P e rm a link

very nice tutorial but please help me. Everithing works well but w hen it’s go to drive
option(w here you format you disk) it ask about a device driver to load and install ????
?? W hat to do? setup cannot continue…

193. marvin carter


Posted October 15, 2009 at 9:02 am | P e rm a link

you most do these commands in w indows “safe mode” to avoid the “Access denied”
message.

194. jose mari


Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Perm a link

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

195. jose mari


Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

Hello,

I have the folders for Window s 7, and I want to burn a DVD to install from (I need to
format my PC, so I can’t just install from w ithin XP). However, I can’t just burn the files to
the DVD, cus then it won’t 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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Can i use an external hard drive? A partition of it from which to install w 7?

200. admin

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Posted October 19, 2009 at 4:25 pm | P e rm a link

@ mugurelu
Since you are going to create a bootable drive, you need to format the drive completely.
So, you can’t 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 | P e rm a link

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

202. ceeque
Posted October 20, 2009 at 3:12 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Thank you very much for sharing this trick.


My DVD of Win 7 was corrupt & I w as not able to install.
Then after searching on net I got your trick & applied on my USB. It successfully worked
& Win7 w as installed in less than 30mins with all drivers.
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 | P e rm a link

Great share, thanks.


Worked on my DVD-less home server, saved me alot of time. Only problem I had w as 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 | P e rm a link

If you have XP do this instead of diskpart:

1) Right click on the USB drive and click format.


2) Run a quick format
3) Open up DOS box and type convert i: /fs:ntfs (Where “I” is your USB drive latter)
4) After that goto step 5 on this list

Works great in XP

206. Anasazi
Posted October 23, 2009 at 4:36 am | P e rm a link

I just tried to install win7 using this guide but w hen 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 | P e rm a link

Thanks, a great walktrough!

208. Zack
Posted October 25, 2009 at 12:39 am | Perm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 | Perm a link

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 | P e rm a link

what if i hav 2 install windows xp??

212. John
Posted October 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm | P e rm a link

Thanks dude, w orked great!

213. Ralph R
Posted October 29, 2009 at 3:16 am | P e rm a link

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I was successful in follow ing 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 | P e rm a link

I was successful in follow ing 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 | P e rm a link

This w orked awesomely on vista. Thank you very much.


But how does one reverse the procedure?
Do I simply reformat the USB shtick?

216. WiZoOo
Posted November 6, 2009 at 2:19 am | P e rm a link

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

217. tristian o'brien


Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:28 am | P e rm a link

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

218. Diptiman
Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:50 am | P e rm a link

It’s 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 w ith the
current version of windows”. Please suggest.

Thanks

219. admin
Posted November 7, 2009 at 12:02 am | P e rm a link

@ 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 | P e rm a link

Thank you for this w onderfull solution. It’s easy and worked for me.

221. Alex
Posted November 10, 2009 at 3:24 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

I did EXACTLY as it says and my netbook doesn’t wanna boot from USB…I checked BIOS
settings couple of times and it is set to boot from removable device…which is correct I
guess…no idea what to do

224. Tomasz
Posted November 12, 2009 at 4:43 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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
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Posted November 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm | P e rm a link

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”

227. Jason
Posted November 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm | P e rm a link

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

228. Willaim
Posted November 17, 2009 at 4:42 am | P e rm a link

This process worked fine. THANKS!!!

229. Navster
Posted November 17, 2009 at 4:56 am | P e rm a link

Brilliant Guide… Worked a Treat….

230. NICERED
Posted November 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Perm a link

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

231. Euphie
Posted November 18, 2009 at 9:53 am | P e rm a link

Have you made the XP guide yet?

232. admin
Posted November 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm | P e rm a link

@Nicered
You can use official Windows 7 upgrade advisor (it’s free) tool to check compatibility
issues. Here is the link:
http://www.intow indows.com/test-your-pc-softw are-compatibility-with-w indows-7-using-
windows-7-upgrade-advisor-final/

233. Lurvinzy Andrew


Posted November 23, 2009 at 7:32 pm | P e rm a link

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

234. ahmed
Posted November 24, 2009 at 6:46 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Worked as advertised on my Dell Mini 9.

236. dsfjdifja
Posted November 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm | P e rm a link

why do all this w hen 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 | Perm a link

Hi,
Please help !!! Here w hat I have done:
1.Dow nload 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 W D external HDD-
Passport Studio 500 Gb and put it all information from my PC to HDD (around 90Gb very
important data + w indow s 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-w hat 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”,w hen i conecct usb cable
there is the external usb hard drive showed up on the Safely Remove Hardw are list right
down,but I can not enter into the disk-inside and I am so affraid and desperate and
don`t know w hat to do…
How you can see,I am bigginer,but please tell me w hat is the best solution for me to do

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now and to don`t lose my data on WD (if i already didn`t lost
Please,please help-w ith 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:
coneccting my WD with 3 dieferent cables-usb and firew ire in dieferent ports.
installing drivers from w d 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 can’t access it.
before the problem,my HDD appeard as drive H:
I wouldn’t be half as frustrated if it hadn’t 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 show s it may need to be formatted

Also i was in DISK MANAGEMENT,but except formating disk,I don`t see solution
And formating w ill erase all data on the disk,isn`t it?! (if i have it,of course).
again nothing

Thanks in advance !!!!!!

238. pawan
Posted Decem ber 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm | P e rm a link

great work …………….


thanks a lot

239. pawan
Posted Decem ber 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm | P e rm a link

great job ……….


thanx a lot.

240. carl
Posted Decem ber 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm | P e rm a link

have tried your process a few times with vista and 7 and w orks great but whilst
installing window s i get an error code 0×80070241? any ideas why i get this code. pls
help

241. Aaron
Posted Decem ber 2, 2009 at 12:43 am | P e rm a link

Finally found a method that w orks. This actually w orks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you,
awesome.

242. Throwlands
Posted Decem ber 2, 2009 at 5:00 am | P e rm a link

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 I’d only
need once.

Many thanks.

243. Blake
Posted Decem ber 3, 2009 at 11:12 am | P e rm a link

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 w ith vista from XP and it w orked great. i had the vista install cd. now
from vista to 7 its different. its an .iso file. is that w hy i cant make it work?

244. Kevin
Posted Decem ber 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 4, 2009 at 1:35 am | P e rm a link

I can’t thank you enough.. my dvd-rom has been down, tryed fixing with the filter delete
but computer still doesn’t recognize it, but it spins up at start up, I can put dvd in and it
acts like it w ants 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.. W orks like a champ.. the only
think that didn’t w ork w as
“Format fs=ntfs” I formated it the old fashed w ay..
and in step 6. “D:CD Boot” I had to do “CD/Boot” amazing how that little / makes all the
difference…

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I was a computer w ith 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 Decem ber 4, 2009 at 2:49 am | P e rm a link

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 show n in the screen shot.

Thank you for the brilliant guide!!!

247. vaitheeswaran
Posted Decem ber 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm | P e rm a link

Hey Thanks Man , for your help.


and i don’t understand onething.

how do u find about disk 1 or disk 2 of usb . explain that dude.

thanks in advance

248. vaitheeswaran
Posted Decem ber 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 7, 2009 at 4:39 am | P e rm a link

Works great, thanks.

250. Tom
Posted Decem ber 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | P e rm a link

some ppl may be having problem with this part

D:CD BOOT

needs space betw een D: and CD Boot, like this:

D: CD BOOT

251. Johnathan M Camien


Posted Decem ber 8, 2009 at 7:29 am | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm | P e rm a link

everything w ent fine. booted on the flash drive, but can’t partition using win 7.
installation stopped there. what to do? tried it on asus Eee mini.

253. YES IT WORKS 4 ME


Posted Decem ber 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm | P e rm a link

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
view ed/compared the same commands in the pictures w hen I got stuck as others have
here, and it all w orked! D:CD BOOT should be D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is
your DVD drive letter -> a gap betw een D: and CD BOOT, w hich 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!

254. Pown
Posted Decem ber 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm | P e rm a link

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

255. matthew
Posted Decem ber 10, 2009 at 8:22 am | P e rm a link

worked great. thanks.

256. waseem
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Posted Decem ber 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm | P e rm a link

Hey, great guide!


Before I start I wanted to confirm something; when I’m done, if I want to use the pen
drive again, I just format it from My Computer right?

258. RS232
Posted Decem ber 11, 2009 at 8:44 am | P e rm a link

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

259. PARAS
Posted Decem ber 13, 2009 at 7:16 am | P e rm a link

INSTEAD OF GOING THROUGH ALL THIS PROCESS WE CAN JUST USE “WIN2FLASH”
APPLICATION FROM W IN2FLASH.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 Decem ber 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm | P e rm a link

Thank you very much!!! It took a lot of configuring and restarts but I finally managed to
recover my OS w ith zero data loss. After I back up my stuff, I’ll be installing Win7 using
microsoft’s boot tool.

261. RPJ
Posted Decem ber 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Perm a link

Worked perfectly. Used it on a 4Gb SD card w ith a USB SD reader to install W in7 64-bit
on an Acer laptop. Many thanks.

262. CrabQuiche
Posted Decem ber 17, 2009 at 4:34 am | P e rm a link

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 XP’s DiskPart Tool does not support The NTFS Formatting
for USB flash disks. Thank you for a great guide. I am w orking on a tool which does it all
for you, called 7toUSB.

263. Piyush
Posted Decem ber 17, 2009 at 10:57 am | Perm a link

If u get this message ‘Could not map drive partition to the associated volume device
objects:
Access is denied.

goto C:/W indow s/System32/ (before doing anything (or before running DISKPART)

right click on cmd.exe

Run as administrator (just second option)

and repeat w hatevr is given in this website…..DONE

264. teejay
Posted Decem ber 17, 2009 at 8:13 pm | P e rm a link

‘A disc read error’…plz help me.i changed the BIOS priority to USB HDD.there were other
options USB FDD,USB CDROM,USB ZIP.

265. Jake
Posted Decem ber 18, 2009 at 12:53 am | Perm a link

Thank you very much, this worked perfectly for me.

266. kamlesh
Posted Decem ber 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm | P e rm a link

it is very very helpful for me.


thank’s.

267. david dizzle


Posted Decem ber 19, 2009 at 8:16 am | P e rm a link

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

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please help.

thank you, david

268. admin
Posted Decem ber 19, 2009 at 11:09 am | Perm a link

@ David Dizzle

It seems your PC doesn’t support USB booting, or your Windows 7 ISO is not bootable.

269. david dizzle


Posted Decem ber 20, 2009 at 6:56 am | P e rm a link

If it doesnt support usb booting then w hy is it an option in the boot sequence?

270. andrew panda


Posted Decem ber 20, 2009 at 8:47 am | P e rm a link

this w orks like a charm, did a vista install from usb. thanks!!!

271. chacha
Posted Decem ber 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Perm a link

“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 couldn’t even find an iso file in the window s 7
files. (It’s on a cd)
And i know there is nothing w rong with the windows 7 cd, i just used it last night to
install it on my uncles comp, which is where i’ve 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 Decem ber 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Perm a link

Okay so, access isn’t denied anymore. but it still says the same thing besides that

273. Senior47
Posted Decem ber 21, 2009 at 2:19 am | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 22, 2009 at 9:22 am | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm | P e rm a link

thanks man for this guide!

276. rik
Posted Decem ber 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm | P e rm a link

hey i got an iso file i downloaden from school

(w e get free software there)

and i cannot do step 5 is that a problem?

and i got an iso file w hen 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 Decem ber 24, 2009 at 5:51 am | P e rm a link

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 Decem ber 31, 2009 at 4:09 am | P e rm a link

Hello and BIG THANKS FROM CROATIA

100% WORKING,

EASY AND FAST W AY TO INSTALL WINDOWS WITHOUT DVD

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279. Z1pp3r
Posted Decem ber 31, 2009 at 3:26 pm | P e rm a link

This is AMAZING! THNX MAN! Nice Tutorial!

Keep doing making tuts like this!

280. Sam
Posted January 1, 2010 at 2:15 am | P e rm a lin k

Just thought others should know, command in step 7 must have a space after EXE

As published BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:

This w orks BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:


(shown in the screen cap correctly)

–Sam

281. triple six


Posted January 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm | P e rm a link

thankx… its w ork.

282. Brody
Posted January 5, 2010 at 12:02 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a lin k

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 | P e rm a lin k

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 | P e rm a lin k

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

286. Vaidy Mohan


Posted January 9, 2010 at 2:00 am | P e rm a lin k

Aw esome. 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 | P e rm a lin k

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 | P e rm a link

This w orked flaw lessly for upgrading my wife’s 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 | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

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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 | P e rm a link

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, it’s really helpful for a lot of people I think.

292. renren
Posted January 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm | P e rm a link

nice i w ill try this

293. XAce
Posted January 17, 2010 at 6:03 am | P e rm a link

Thank you,Streamlined instructions,it worked perfectly.

294. Robbie
Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Perm a link

hey it w ont 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???????.. w hat do i need to do

295. slownie
Posted January 20, 2010 at 12:59 am | Perm a link

Excellent work, thank you. This is good help the beginner users.

Many thanks
bye slow nie

296. zdarova
Posted January 20, 2010 at 3:22 am | P e rm a link

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 w in 7 a had from
may 2009…)

it worked fine, i tried first with an Ultimate version x64


now i want to install the Profession W in 7, because i have the license from the university
for it

thanks!

297. kk kangan
Posted January 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm | P e rm a link

great.. thank you. it w orked like a charm.

298. khang
Posted January 22, 2010 at 2:09 am | P e rm a link

you should clarify step 5 for those who dont have the windows dvd. Mounting an image
isn’t something everyone know s 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 | P e rm a link

;( w ell, mine went bad, really bad, my disk 1 w as my second hdd (i realized that after) u
should add how to discover what disk is the usb, i’ve deleted all my most important
files;( i reached active, i didn’t made format, is there a way to take back my stuff?

300. John
Posted January 23, 2010 at 2:58 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

Worked perfectly. Thank you.

302. Sinner
Posted January 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm | P e rm a link

This is stupid, I didn’t have to do all this crap, all I did was format my 4GB flash drive in
fat 32 format, copy the contents if the Window s 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.

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303. maseo
Posted January 29, 2010 at 11:00 am | Perm a link

@khang, if you only have the .iso file of window s 7 and not the dvd, (install pow er 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….nxt…go to ‘my computer’ and you will see a virtual drive(DVD Drive)
their w ith the w indow s 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 pow er iso installed) is simply right
click on .iso image and mount from their, my computer, explore or open…copy
files//simple really,

304. maseo
Posted January 29, 2010 at 11:10 am | Perm a link

@ 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 w ill appear and take a minute or 2 to load in all your partitions…..once loaded you
should see your missing partition/drive…if 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 (egzample…type 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 | Perm a link

This w orks 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 | P e rm a link

very very tankssssssssssssssssssss……my rateing is 5*****

307. lenny
Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Perm a link

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

308. Omega
Posted Fe b ruary 3, 2010 at 4:47 am | Perm a link

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 Fe b ruary 5, 2010 at 2:17 am | Perm a link

that sir,
simply put, is ‘the bollox’,
TUVM

310. antonio
Posted Fe b ruary 6, 2010 at 8:50 am | Perm a link

Hi, does this step’s will reformat my flash drive?

311. admin
Posted Fe b ruary 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Perm a link

@Antonio
Yes, it w ill format your drive.

312. Geoff
Posted Fe b ruary 10, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

Worked perfectly!!!

The funny thing w as my Windows 7 Ultimate DVD w as scratched, so I tried to use my


Windows 7 Home and that didn’t fit on my 4gig USB stick.

Than I tried an 8 Gig microSD card and that did fit…and booted perfectly on my Asus
R1600.

Thanks for really w ell written and detailed instructions.

313. Victor Aroma


Posted Fe b ruary 11, 2010 at 7:27 am | Permalink

This tutorial is awesome!


Thanks for the helpful tips.

Cheers,
Victor Aroma

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314. Rohit
Posted Fe b ruary 12, 2010 at 7:09 am | Permalink

Perfect .. 10/10 !

Thanks for sharing this valuable info ..

315. duncan
Posted Fe b ruary 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm | P e rm a link

my netbook is 32 bit and my w in7 is 64bit.. im w ondering 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 Fe b ruary 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 else…tested million times

317. zorzer
Posted Fe b ruary 16, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

thx! 100% w orking like you said

318. SG
Posted Fe b ruary 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. How ever your instructions w orked like a charm…Thanks!

319. aj
Posted Fe b ruary 16, 2010 at 7:10 am | Permalink

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 Fe b ruary 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 Fe b ruary 24, 2010 at 2:16 am | Permalink

yea, this is stupid…..just format and copy window s 7 files to usb…DONE

322. Harry
Posted Fe b ruary 24, 2010 at 2:51 am | Permalink

Thx dude !

323. Moosewad
Posted Fe b ruary 24, 2010 at 11:23 am | P e rm a link

once i hit “format fs=ntfs” it just says 0 percent and stays there.

Help!!

324. lakshay
Posted Fe b ruary 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 Fe b ruary 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/DVD’s with windows and
others!

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

nice w ork!!!
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

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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 | P e rm a lin k

Really helpful.

thnx

331. padam
Posted March 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm | P e rm a lin k

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

Just a couple of w eeks after it’s posted here:

“link removed”
You turn around and post it here.

You can try to deny it, but it’s 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 | P e rm a lin k

@Padam
How can you say that just because order of commands are same? You know, one can’t
create a bootable disk by entering those commands in random order. So steps w ill be
same if you refer other sites too. I can’t blame other sites for that right? You need to
execute the step 1 first and then 2.. You can’t reverse it!

333. Kevin Woley


Posted March 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm | P e rm a lin k

Looks like you guys did a great job copying the instructions from here:
“link removed”

Way to pass it off as your ow n.


Kevin

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

“just because [...]“? It’s 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, I’m even more convinced you have no idea what any of the commands
posted do – as you’re misleading users into thinking that bootsect doesn’t work on XP
installs or vista installs with XP as the target. It’s a matter of changing the /n60
argument to /nt52 for it to use the master boot code that’s compatible with NTLDR
(rather than BOOTMGR, w hich is w hat Vista/7 uses).

To quote you in case you decide to go deleting it:

“This guide doesn’t work for XP..Only for Vista and Window s 7.. [snip]“

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

@Kevin
I don’t know w hat 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.

kmw oley.com/blog/?p=345

Leave it up this time, let the users make their own decision as who stole it from who.

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

@Padam
I have deleted the links just because I don’t allow readers to post links in comments.
You might get tw o 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 don’t like to argue on a useless topic.

339. Andy
Posted March 15, 2010 at 12:15 am | P e rm a lin k

@admin
y w asting 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 follow ing 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 w orking fine…..

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

im trying to make a usb with W in7 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 w hat 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 w ould 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. I’ve finished installing my Asus
904 HD

Thanks again!

348. Sathya
Posted March 20, 2010 at 12:30 am | P e rm a lin k

Thanks a lot!!!!
It w orked good for me… Only thing you could further mention is that “diskpart doesnot
recogonise removable storsge in xp” it works only in vista (or) w in 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.

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CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

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

superb expalanation…. anyone will easily understand…keep 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 | P e rm a lin k

Does it w ork in cmd 5.1 bro…? particularly in Windows xp service pack 3…..I tried but it
doesn’t w ork……thank 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 w ith
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! Beautiful.

358. 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..

360. Tim
Posted April 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm | P e rm a link

Thank you very much! Great detail!

361. Skyler
Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:41 am | P e rm a link

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I did all the steps up until 5 now I was wondering I don’t 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 | P e rm a link

Hi, excellent instructions…I’m almost there but when i run format fs=ntfs I get the
follow ing 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?

i’m on Vista

363. Amos
Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm | P e rm a link

actually you can’t 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 | P e rm a link

When I put the usb in, it gets to the boot screen and says “BOOTMGR IS MISSING” and
I’ve repeated the BOOTSECT steps already.

365. Hannibal
Posted April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm | P e rm a link

Thanks for the tutorial, it work perfectly.

i also have a WINDOW S 7 AIO DVD 33 in 1 i had put together and put that on a USB too,
also w orks perfectly.

thanks again

366. Hannibal
Posted April 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

To Zaid

try to run cmd.exe as administrator and it w ill be fixed

369. Harjinder Singh


Posted April 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm | P e rm a link

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

370. miro
Posted April 26, 2010 at 5:51 am | P e rm a link

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 follow ing command
now:

D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.

Otherw ise very helpful indeed


Thanks

371. izdelava spletnih st


Posted April 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | P e rm a link

Great article!

Helped my friend’s laptop

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372. leahcim
Posted April 28, 2010 at 9:14 am | P e rm a link

i gotta try vpc mode…………… tnx

LeAhCiM

373. Zaid rohid


Posted April 29, 2010 at 1:44 am | P e rm a link

THANK YOU… !!! YOU ARE THE GREAT!

374. hamedshaik
Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm | P e rm a link

try dis guyz its vry easy

http://www.intow indows.com/how-to-create-bootable-w indow s-7-vista-or-xp-usb-


flashpen-drive-w ith-a-single-click-must-try/

375. Derick
Posted May 2, 2010 at 6:52 am | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

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 | P e rm a link

This excellent w ork / / / I w ill by experience

378. ferpuj
Posted May 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm | P e rm a link

Try w intoflash 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 | Perm a link

now microsoft provide their own tool to create a bootable usb drive to install w indow s
vista/7/2008/2008-R2

380. Waqas Muhammad Akash


Posted May 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Perm a link

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 netw orks
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 w hat i need to install then after that setup
for that w indow s 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
Posted May 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

sir after installing window s 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 | Perm a link

Thanks man. Worked a treat!

385. setu
Posted May 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Perm a link

May be I am in biggest trouble of my life with computer, I w as follow ing 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

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don’t get my data back I w ill be at zero….al my w ork and everything w as in it n I don’t
have a dvd back up as well…..i know it’s stupid fuc’ed up situation ……any help w ill be life
saver….please pls…..get me out of this………..

386. admin
Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Perm a link

@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 | Perm a link

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 | Perm a link

or HP USB Format Tool

389. Matt
Posted May 29, 2010 at 5:51 am | Perm a link

OMG, this w orks 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 | Perm a link

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.

Otherw ise, permission denied errors.

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

I put forw ard my warm thanks for the help this post provided me.

This process is working fine w ith w indows 7

Thanks Again

Suneev
suneev.lpu@gmail.com

392. Michael
Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Perm a link

I’ve used this guide before w ith success, but it’s not w orking this time. Every time I type
in “cd boot”, I get an error message stating “The system cannot find the path specified.”
I’ve 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 isn’t working either.
What’s 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”
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 | Perm a link

Thanks! Works great!

397. somu
Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Perm a link

In the step 5 you had mentioned “insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive”
but what if i don’t have optical drive, i am unable to go further this step.

398. MAN WITH NO NAME


Posted June 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Perm a link

GREAT WORK THANK YOU !

399. Thankful29l
Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm | P e rm a link

Very w ell w ritten guide, woks like charm

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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 w as:

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 w ould 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 w orked 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?

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