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Creating a bootable

by Annysx / January 22, 2013 7:41 AM PST

So I'm installing Windows 7 via a USB, but I'm having troubles to make the USB bootable.

I've installed OS with my USB before; but it doesn't seem to want to make itself bootable.

OS: Ubuntu 12.10
Flash drive: 4GB/HP

Note: I thought it might have been the Windows 7 booter, but I tried to install Ubuntu (64-bit) on the drive and I can say it's the USB.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 7:45 AM PST
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This is not a supported install method. You claim you did this before so what changed?

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So did you try it the Microsoft way? Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 7:50 AM PST
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by Annysx / January 22, 2013 7:53 AM PST
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The process has not changed.

.ISO image
Burn that to my USB
Bootable device
Install via boot-setup

The USB just does not want to boot (for some reason).

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Burn that to my USB is not standardized.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 7:58 AM PST
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I supplied MSFT's support link and your method is not working so either you lost your old method or you need to find a new way.

Frankly I use the Windows 7 DVD since anything else is a PITA.

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