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How to make a flash drive bootable under W7x64 ?

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I need to make a flash drive bootable to flash my bios. Always used to use the HP tool, but tried to run it on W7 x64 give me the message that it doesn't support this OS. I tried running in XP Compatabilty mode but still the same message.

Help please!
 

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Scrub that! Was using the HP USB Boot Drive Utility which has always worked in the past on XP, but it won't run on W7 x64. Did the search trough the front page search box and found the guide here at Techpowerup and used the other HP USB Format tool. This worked perfectly and bios now flashed.

Moral of the tale, always search the site first! Strange that google didn't bring it up though.....
 

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LOL!

Good luck mate :)
 
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I don't get it why ppl like this HP utility so much. I totally hate it because it's outdated and doesn't work good at all.

Use this instead:
http://wintoflash.com

Works great for Win7, but i don't have that goood experience with WinXP. But for Win7 it works like a charm.
 

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I don't get it why ppl like this HP utility so much. I totally hate it because it's outdated and doesn't work good at all.

Use this instead:
http://wintoflash.com

Works great for Win7, but i don't have that goood experience with WinXP. But for Win7 it works like a charm.
Answer: Lack of information!
 

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From WinToFlash:
"WinToFlash 0.5.0009 and 0.5.0012 can crash immediately after start under Windows XP, Vista, 2008 and 7 with 64 bit architecture."

Not a promising start ;)

As for the HP tool: it's always worked a charm for me :toast:
 

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In what way does the HP Format tool not work well? It just worked perfectly with the boot files also linked in the guide...

I wasn't trying to make a Windows 7 USB install, I said I needed to flash my bios and don't have a floppy any more.

But, if I was making a W7 USB install then I'd use the Microsoft Tool which is designed just for that!

Why is it that you make a thread about a problem, no one replies before you find the answer yourself, you post that its all sorted and then the answers come saying the method you used is crap, use this obscure utility instead! When what you did achieved the purpose perfectly. Just puzzles me....
 
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