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  1. Matt Sakko

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    Hey guys.
    Okay so I have downloaded Windows 7 RC and I now want to install it. Now, I want to put w7 on my extra HDD which has no partition. Does anyone know how to make a DVD or Flash drive bootable?
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    copy pasted from my notes.

    command for copying vista DVD to flash drive


    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f E:\


    d: being source (DVD / ISO image on Virtual drive)
    E: being destination drive (flash drive)


    I'm not sure, but i think the flash drive needs to be FAT32
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    Go into command prompt, then do the follwoing:

    enter "diskpart" then "list disk" then the number of the flash drive, eg. "select disk 1" then:

    "clean"
    "create partition primary"
    "select partition 1"
    "active"
    "format fs=fat32"
    "assign"
    "exit"

    Then you do the "xcopy a:*.* /s/e/f b:"

    Wheres a: is the source (virtual drive) and b: being the flash drive.

    After that its done. You may have to set the boot device priority in BIOS first.
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    Thanks for the help but WHAT?!
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    Command prompt looks like this.

    Then just enter the stuff I have written inbetween the quotes.

    Yes, but this is for a bootable DVD, hence the NTFS format ;)

    By the way it worked for me, and I rarely ever work with command promt.
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    if your installing Windows 7 on another HDD why not just run the .ISO through a Virtual Drive say DAEMON Tools? the setup gives you the options where to install. that's the way i did it.
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    Burn the .iso to disk and boot from your DVD drive?
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    extracting the iso with winrar and running the setup.exe seems a lot easyer then mounting the iso^^
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    But you can't run setup.exe and do a clean installation. If you want to start fresh (reformat) you need it on another disk.
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    Generally speaking most .iso files are bootable CD/DVDs when it comes to operating systems. If you use MagicISO, and simple load the ISO before burning, it can tell you if it is bootable.
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    Just use Nero and burn iso image to disc at 4x speed.
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    If you dont want to use a flash drive download ImgBurn (free) and use that - its pretty much fool proof and does an excellent job.

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