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How do I get the Windows 7 installer onto a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to install Windows 7 RC from a USB disk? Create pendrive installer for Windows 7 I'm having trouble installing Windows 7 onto my old laptop. The problem appears ...
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What Linux fits on a floppy disk?

Which Linux distributions fit on a 1.44 MB bootable floppy disk? Where can the .img image files be downloaded?
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Create a bootable Ghost CD from a HDD

I have a little issue and it may be quite simple to fix. I need to Ghost some computers (locally) and now, it seems to be really hard to have several computers to boot from floppy. Sometimes the ...
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How can I determine if a CD is marked as bootable?

I am trying to install Windows XP on a old laptop (Compaq Presario 700) with a stored verion of XP that I burned to an ISO. The copy of XP is legitimate but it won't boot to it. I am able to boot to ...
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How to create a Linux USB stick that boots on Mac?

If I try to create a bootable USB stick by using dd to copy an ISO file to it, it usually works on PC but it won't appear in the boot menu of my Macbook. Is there an easy way to generate a bootable ...
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Boot disc Dual-Core CPU stress tool?

Looking for a tool that can test a dual-core cpu via a boot disc, thus bypassing Windows (and ensuring that only the hardware is being tested). UBCD4Win's included Prime95 is an older version and it ...
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Are flash drives always bootable?

I have this 8 gb toshiba flash drive and my motherboard also allows booting from removable devices. But I don't know, I've already tried to make the flash drive bootable and set in the bios to boot ...
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HP Usb storage Format tool : Error

I have a 2 GB Kingston Usb drive. This is working fine- I am able to format and access from 'My computer' I am trying to format this drive using HP USB Storage format tool to load a bootable image ...
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Multiboot DVD with live-cds?

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for ...
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Why would BitDefender Bootable Rescue CD be able to identify but unable to fix or delete malware?

Why would BitDefender Bootable Rescue CD (and loads of other Rescue CDs too) be able to identify but unable to fix or delete malware? It can however put it into quarintine. And what happens when the ...
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booting files in a usb

I need to boot my USB which contains a utility program I have written. How can I make my USB bootable?
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Can I create a bootable recovery partition on my hard disk having XP/Windows 7using freeware?

I have windows XP and windows 7. I want to create a recovery partition with a custom back up image on my hard disk. I know that Acronis can be used to create one but I want to do it using freeware. ...
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create iso from windows xp 64 setup files

hi i have the following windows xp 64 bit files(starting with uppercase letter are folders): Amd64, Docs,I386,Support,autorun,readme,setup,... how can i create the iso from these files? it keeps ...
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Installing Windows XP x86 from a non-bootable disc

I have a genuine Windows XP x86 SP3 downloaded from MS Website (Partners) but this CD is not bootable when trying to fresh-install it. The autorun works fine when I put it in my DVD reader but can't ...
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Prepare bootable Mac OS install usb on Windows

Is there any software out there that can simulate Disk Utility (Mac app) for Windows? I need to reinstall leopard on my Mac because I screwed something up on the current OS. The thing is, the DVD ...
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How I do to modify the contents of a ISO file?

I want to open a ISO file, add files and then burn it to a disc. By example, I get the Windows98 SE boot disk. That ISO have 2.6mb, and if I burn the iso, I will lost the remainder 697mb of the disk! ...
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No FORMAT command in DISKPART

I'm trying to get a bootable external USB drive, from which to install Server 2008 R2, but all the online help I find includes a FORMAT comment in the DISKPART session. My diskpart displays a list of ...
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Creating DOS bootable cd

I need to burn a cd which I will boot from to reset a password on Windows Server. I am using Active Password Changer, but I get an error like so: How can I create a "DOS bootable disk"? I have an ...
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Making a bootable pendrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? How can put image (iso) and flat binary on pendrive to make it bootable ? For example I am writing short system in ...
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Store and boot a cd on a HD?

Originally i tried using a linux distro to use DD but it was not compatible with my hardware. I have a Norton Ghost disc and i would like to store it on my HD so i can boot into it easier, not need ...
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USB bootable of Chromium OS

Anyone has a USB bootable of Chromium OS? When do you think it would be released? Does anyone have a review about it already?
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Windows 7 boot from downloaded .iso

Downloaded Windows 7 .iso off the net and want to install from USB key on old laptop (previously/still running XP) that has no CD/DVD drive. Here's what I've got so far: Read the instructions in ...
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Boot disc options

I dropped my laptop and shattered the harddrive. Before buying a new drive, I'd like to use a bootable CD/DVD to use the thing. The requirements are very simple: Modern web browser Flash Player ...
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How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?

What's the best way of placing a bootable ISO on a USB drive? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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Bootable educational cd, in Spanish, for use in library [closed]

Does anyone know a good live/bootable educational cd, in Spanish? This is for use in a library in Mexico for children around 5-12 years of age. The computer unfortunately does not have a hard drive, ...
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Install Server 2003 from USB

I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.
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How do I burn an ISO on a USB drive on Mac OS X?

what's the best way to get an ISO "burned" to a USB stick on a Mac? Restoring using Disk Utility does not work. The ISO is ubuntu mini.iso. It is the minimalist install ISO for installing ubuntu. It ...
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cd drive is not list under bootable divice

how do i make my CD drive a bootable device
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What is the easiest way to make a bootable Ghost disk?

I need to make a bootable Norton Ghost disk (CD/DVD - this old PC won't boot from USB keys! And that is what I usually use.). What would be the quickest/easiest way?
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How to “burn” ISO/img/cue+bin to USB drive?

I don't get it. Why is it so complicated to create a bootable usb from a disc image? Disc images have boot sectors, so why can't you just write the raw LBA values from an image directly to a USB and ...
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Is there software that will allow me to mount a bootable USB stick as a DVD drive?

I have made a bootable USB stick which successfully installs Windows 7. I'd also like to use it with VM Ware, which only recognises DVD drives. Can I mount my bootable USB drive to emulate being a ...
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How can I keep multiple live/bootable ISO images on a single USB drive?

I am looking to create a USB flash drive that I can put multiple live CD ISO images on and select which boots from startup. The ideal candidate supports Linux and Windows-based ISO images, and is ...
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DOS/Command Prompt Power Mode [closed]

from where can i get a Bootable or Executable Power Mode DOS/Command Prompt.
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Making a bootable image

I just reinstalled XP and have it running nice and fast and bug free. I think I need to make a bootable image of the installation if I want to disable system restore to free up memory. Is there a ...
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How to make an image of a bootable dvd

How can you create an image of a dvd that is bootable? And by that I mean create an image which will let you burn a new dvd which is also bootable. What application should you use? And what actually ...
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How to create a boot CD

How to create a boot CD for a dual-booting system? Just consider I am having Windows and Ubuntu, GRUB is the boot loader. I just want to create a dual-boot CD for the same operation.