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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 04-19-2009, 03:45 PM

I have not been successful in making the bootable usb with the newest version of Windows 7.

windows7-build7077

Did the same steps as before. Anyone else have issues?
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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 04-20-2009, 04:22 AM

You must have done something wrong. Did you use Vlite? Mine worked without a hitch.


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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 04-26-2009, 03:20 PM

Hey all! I spent the last couple of days installing Build 7100 (the RC), and I thought I'd pass along a little tidbit. When I went to download the HP USB Format Tool, I found a newer version (2.1.8). For some reason, it didn't make my USB stick bootable. When I tried the OLDER version mentioned in the first post of this thread, however, it worked. So, if anyone comes after me, make sure to use the older version of this format tool (2.0.6).


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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 04-29-2009, 08:39 AM

Just thought id put this in.

For anyone that has the "Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart" error, use this method to format your usb stick/memory card.

http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345

I had that error when trying to go from OSX back to WIndows 7, the HP tool way wouldnt work, tried the command prompy method above and it installed fine.
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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 05-03-2009, 04:34 AM

Here's a link to the HP USB Format Tool 2.0.6
http://www.bootdisk.com/plan040109/hpflash1.zip
This made all the difference for me. Thanks weber72.
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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 05-04-2009, 11:56 AM

Wow thankyou for all your help! I didnt even notice the version I was using! Its silly that you cant use xp to format a bootable disk and I think that by installing windows 7, it will make creating bootable disks much easier as I can now do it in command prompt . Again, thankyou for all your help!


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Default Re: Install Win 7 via USB in 4 easy steps - 05-11-2009, 04:20 PM

ARGH!!! Still not working using the old HP tool, i get message saying remove hardware and press any key to continue!!

HELP!!!!!!


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Default 05-12-2009, 05:19 PM

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ARGH!!! Still not working using the old HP tool, i get message saying remove hardware and press any key to continue!!

HELP!!!!!!
Did you change "BOOTMGR" to "NTLDR"? That fixed my problem
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Default 05-14-2009, 02:19 AM

Device: Scandisk cruzer 8gb
OS desired: TinyVista
Base Computers OS: XP

!. Loaded the application: HP tool
2.Then Formatted to: FAT32
3. Follwed by Mounting: TinyVista using Virturalsheep thingy
4. Went into flash drive to rename BOOTMGR" to "NTLDR"?
5. Testing now...
6. Nope, I get the remove disk error.


wait edit^

Do Not Rename BOOTMGR if you have tinyVista iso

In my case, I went to the Command prompt and just typed cd

Then locate the folder TinyVista on the desktop, then drag and drop the folder that says boot into the comand prompt. Works!!!
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Default 05-16-2009, 10:30 PM

thanks for the note about the HP USB Disk Storage program (need to use v2.0.6). Installing Windows 7 RC1 now on my Mini9 right now.


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