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supersi
11-03-2010, 07:50 PM
I have an Asus N10J netbook which I want to install Windows 7 on. I have been reading up on installing using a bootable USB drive. I want to use my sandisk 16GB USB pendrive.

All the guides I've looked at talk about making 'USB' the priority in the boot settings for the notebook. I don't see a 'USB' option but I do have 'removable device' ...is that USB then?

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 07:55 PM
Is it plugged in while you're in the BIOS?? You're looking under the boot menu? It maybe removable drive. There is a program that'll let you do this, but it'll only work with a version of Windows 7 you downloaded from digitalriver or something

supersi
11-03-2010, 08:07 PM
I just looked and now it shows as a hard drive. It doesn't work. I've just found a program that is called Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool but it asks me for an .iso file. i only have a proper install DVD. How can I create a .iso out of the install DVD?

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Thats the program I was talking about. You cant use it. It only works from a site people downloaded the Win 7 ISO from. They had to pay for it before they downloaded it

supersi
11-03-2010, 08:18 PM
I just remembered MagicISO..what about if I used this program to create an ISO file and then use the Windows 7 USB utility to create a bootable USB stick?

Blam
11-03-2010, 08:18 PM
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/ImgBurn.shtml

"Create an image from disc"

There are also plenty of alternatives out there that can do it directly from the DVD, but since you've got the M$ version you might as well use it..

EDIT: Yes, you could also use MagicISO, but if its a trial it won't be able to do anything larger than 400MB(W7 is about 2.5GB)

Blam

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 08:21 PM
I just remembered MagicISO..what about if I used this program to create an ISO file and then use the Windows 7 USB utility to create a bootable USB stick?

You cant use it, it'll only work with an ISO people downloaded and paid for from a site

supersi
11-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Tried MagidISO, Windows 7 USB utility didn't kie it. Said it 'wasn't valid iso file'. Are there a couple of settings I need to check in magicISO?

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 08:26 PM
Like I said it WONT work. As it says here (http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool)

Before you run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, make sure you have already purchased the Windows 7 ISO download from Microsoft Store and have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive. If you have purchased Windows 7 but have not yet downloaded the ISO file, you can download the file from your Microsoft Store Account.

supersi
11-03-2010, 08:33 PM
Guess I had to see for myself.... I found this guide which I'm going to try


http://www.thetechguide.com/howto/install-windows-7-or-vista-usb-flash.html

supersi
11-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Holy **** it works!!

KarameaDave
11-03-2010, 08:40 PM
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/install-windows-7-from-usb-drive-requires-2-simple-steps/
This one uses unetbootin
but I see you have achieved your aim.

Blam
11-03-2010, 08:48 PM
Like I said it WONT work. As it says here (http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool)

Before you run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, make sure you have already purchased the Windows 7 ISO download from Microsoft Store and have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive. If you have purchased Windows 7 but have not yet downloaded the ISO file, you can download the file from your Microsoft Store Account.

lol, you don't need to use the M$ ISO for it to work, I used to the exact same tool for my own W7 ISO's from technet, and from DVDs and they worked fine.

I use AskVG's USB Tool now.

Oh, and SuperSI: All those tools do all the geeky stuff automatically for ya:p

I see you've succeeded though:D

Blam

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Theres probably something in it that an ISO that you make doesnt have then

Twelvevolts
11-03-2010, 09:23 PM
I have an Asus N10J netbook which I want to install Windows 7 on. I have been reading up on installing using a bootable USB drive. I want to use my sandisk 16GB USB pendrive.

All the guides I've looked at talk about making 'USB' the priority in the boot settings for the notebook. I don't see a 'USB' option but I do have 'removable device' ...is that USB then?

There are instructions in the Feb edition of an Oz mag that has the word User and PC in the title. Surely removable device is the USB stick.