tm2 win 7 32 clean install from a USB key ?

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  1. daslolo

    daslolo Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't have a USB dvd player but I have a USB flash key
    is it possible to boot from it and do a clean install (format partition) of windows 7 from it ?
    (meaning booting from it)
     
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    ok
    how do you do that ?
    on my tm2, when i copied the content of the win7 disk to the usb flash dongle
    i press ESC, change the bootup order to have the USB floppy on top and when i restart, bootup ignores the USB dongle

    EDIT: pressing ESC then f9 shows me the cruzer but when I select either of them (it has two partitions) it boots up ignoring it... maybe the cruzer partition needs to be set active ??
     
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    Sounds like your USB key isn't bootable for whatever reason. You might want to double check that as I've used this procedure several times and its worked.
     
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    @daslolo if all you did was copy the win7 disk to the usb flash drive it WILL NOT WORK.

    You need to make it bootable, which was why i included the Microsoft USB/DVD tool in my post re the clean install. Which is an easy and painless way to do it.
     
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    This doesn't work with my image, what is the more painful way to make the usb bootable ?
     
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    jas, this is great !
    on a side note, I heard of software that patch the windows install disk to include a bunch of softwares, do you know any and how does it work ?
    (I'd like my windows install to come ready with all my tools, maya, unity, painter, sketchbook etc...
     
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