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#1
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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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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#13
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.