Windows 10: Booting Windows 7 from a USB stick

Discus and support Booting Windows 7 from a USB stick in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; In Windows 7, which option do I choose to boot my laptop from a usb stick - USB Key, USB FDD or USB HDD?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by johnnieguitar, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Booting Windows 7 from a USB stick


    In Windows 7, which option do I choose to boot my laptop from a usb stick - USB Key, USB FDD or USB HDD?

    :)
     
    johnnieguitar, Aug 6, 2019
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  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Aug 6, 2019
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  3. NavyLCDR Win User
    USB stick previously used as a boot stick for Killdisk not recognized


    Try method 2 under Windows 7 8 10 here:
    Free to Remove Readonly Attribute in Windows

    Method 2: Clear readonly status with Diskpart

    In Windows 10, 8, 7 OS, you are also able to run Diskpart in Command Prompt to clear read-only attribute on any partition on your computer. You can follow the tutorial below:

    Step 1. Open Command Line and type Diskpart
    Step 2. Type list disk
    Step 3. Type select disk (disk number)
    Step 4. Type attributes disk clear readonly


    Booting Windows 7 from a USB stick [​IMG]


    Then try Clean
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 6, 2019
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  4. SaiZo Win User

    Booting Windows 7 from a USB stick

    Is it possible to run Windows 7 from an USB stick?

    No. It will run only on the media center. He wants a 32Gb USB stick to be "sure" all updates, all programs (VLC, Winamp etc.) will fit. The stick will remain in the media center all the time. The local hardware guy suggested Windows 8, but I haven't even tested that as yet. The media center can have harddrives connected to it, perhaps it would fit an SSD, but since he has a 2Tb drive already.. Why get an SSD if it can be run from an USB stick?
     
    SaiZo, Aug 6, 2019
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