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Is it possible to create a usb bootable version of Windows 7 just like ubuntu??

I mean boot the actual operating system and not the installer from a usb?

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No. See – grawity Feb 20 '10 at 12:29
Please check this answer.… – bbalegere Feb 26 '12 at 2:37

Yes, you can using WinPE or BartPE

This is normally used to create Live CD's, but you can achieve the same result using a USB stick.

Here's an example of a BartPE installation for Windows XP

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Note that the performance is likely to be pretty crappy unless you use a really stripped version of Windows.

For steps on how to do it: here's a tutorial

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Oh I just read on the BartPE wikipedia article that the program can't make them for Windows 7: BartPE cannot create Windows Vista, nor Windows 7 Live DVDs. – Ivo Flipse Feb 25 '10 at 18:53

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