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Need help. want to create bootable win7 64bit iso with usb-stick (using 32bit xp)

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  1. Velvet Wafer

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    in fact i hate dvd drives and ancient technology bout them, theyre big, use much power, are loud... and they occupy the space my reservoir needs... no i eventually would borrow one, but i will never buy one.

    yeah its urgent, im on phenom 2 soon, and wanted to prepare the ideal platform for it^^

    i also have to borrow a dvd burner if i would want to burn a dvd

    also i dont have very much friends blessed with the posession of computers

    i wanted to install win7 64 since second beta released (and since i own a 64bit proc) , got this mp4 a week ago, and simply freaked out at the possibiliy to install
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    I understand you hate dvd drives but you still cannot do completely without them, like in this case, unless you go into much trouble!
    If you got patience, concerning the space you need in your case, you could buy a notebook slim dvd drive with flip-flop, a sata one i suggest and put it either horizontal or vertical in a place it doesn't mess with you reservoir!....just an idea :D
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    in fact, very good idea, but im a pure performance addict though im poor, and the money i have to spend for an external drive, is probably the money i would need for my rare upgrades,that i can do twice a year... i have the posibility to get hands on dvd drive and pc with functional burner... if everything fails, i even can do with dvd, though i could puke at the vision to destroy some cable management
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    so, im back from bios... things are definetly not sweet... despite the fact that it only recognises my mp4 if i plug it in directly during bios usb detection, tested every usbport (faulty mp4? the usbport definetly wobbles a little, but makes no problems in windows).
    if i do, the stick will be recognized, and i can set it to primary boot device... after reboot i have to redo the usb plugging thing, so it gets recognized again... screen says me:
    "eject volume. press a key"
    if i press one key, it tells me
    "no ntldr found!
    press str+alt+enf to restart."

    what now? this thing takes hours as soon i have to copy files again, player seems a little slow (4mb/sec)

    aaaaaah fuck, today is one of those "youll never get it to work" days... spent whole day on this issue... not improving though
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    thats where my one comes in, it doesnt require that. you just clone the DVD to the flash drive.
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    but it its not working

    what should i do now?
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    i dont know. all i know is that this method works - if its not working, you're skipping a step, or that PC cant boot from USB.
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    my pc surely is... i even flashed my vga a few weeks ago...

    the partition is marked as active in my disk management....

    i tried nearly everything...

    im really desperate... nothings seems to work...
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    well i tried it just now, copied the files to my flash drive and installed windows 7 on my media PC - problem free. 15 minutes to install, woot!
    at this stage, i think your only option is to get a DVD drive.
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    thanks for your help people...you did much to help me, but this thing is really annoying,:cry: got me a fully functional flashdrive, that refuses to boot an install-iso? piece of crap?:mad:

    this could use a week or so to get hands on a working dvd *sigh*:shadedshu

    im open to every other suggestion, there may be one i havent tried till yet...
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    well just to make sure, the files have copied from the ISO to the flash drive, you werent dumping the ISO on there?

    and you've set the PC to boot from USB, so that its loading from the flash drive?
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    I'll boot into windows to give it a try now, no complaining if the method i find to work doesn't.
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    i extracted iso, then copied files from folder

    yeah i did it in bios, but as said, ill have to plug it in during usb detection in first bootscreen, to it beeing recognized properly (when i leave it plugged it in, it gets recognized,but not as bootable device, you cant find it in bios too)

    when i do i can use it in bios normally, but i dont know if this could be a problem
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    that wont work.

    You need to mount the ISO to a virtual drive, or burn it to a disk and then use the command i had from earlier, to copy it from the DVD/virtual drive to the USB drive.
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    i mouted it in daemon tools too, after you said me to mount image... that did exactly the same, d was my virtual drive in fact^^
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    it makes me wonder if the problem is related to the PC booting, and not from failing to follow the needed steps.

    For example, my media PC's gigabyte board wont boot from my flash drive if i set it to "boot from USB" i have to hit F12 (boot selection menu) as the PC powers on, and then choose "hard drive" and its under there.

    should also be noted that this doesnt work unless the flash drive is plugged in BEFORE powering the PC on.
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    that could be the problem... if its plugged on before boot, it wont be recognized as bootable
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    the board only detects it if its plugged in directly during usbdevice detection
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    try going nito your bios and setting the USB drive as harddrive 1 with your main HDD as number 2 - thats what I had to do in order to install win 7 via flash drive.
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    ah thanks i will try that in a few minutes

    sorry for waiting time, my girlfriend just came back from vacation (italy)
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    alright, no chance... it doenst work... so i have to try another stick... that could take some time
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    Look, like i already wrote i think try to hit F8/F12 after POST (with your usb stick inserted), to have the boot devices list and select the usb stick!
    Let know!
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    i tried, that did exactly the same... i dont get why he prompts me to eject volume, as if i had a floppy in the drive, but i havent even a floppy...
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    Maybe it's the usb stick that doesn't do it...you have to consider all options at this point!
    You could try with a standard usb pendrive(no mp3-mp4 players), which is definitely faster than your mp4 player.
    If your mobo has the option to start from usb i don't see why it won't load from it, that's why i think it could be the mp4 player not suiting...

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