Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick


I found the steps from the below article:


http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/


 


Make sure your USB stick is big enough to accomodate the Windows 7 installation bits. And here below is the summary of steps and output on my own machine:


 


C:\Windows\system32>diskpart


 


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7054


Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.


On computer: MY-PC


 


DISKPART> list disk


 


  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt


  ——–  ————-  ——-  ——-   


  Disk 0    Online           37 GB      0 B


  Disk 1    Online          189 GB  5120 KB


  Disk 2    Online        15320 MB      0 B


 


DISKPART> select disk 2


 


Disk 2 is now the selected disk.


 


DISKPART> clean


 


DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.


 


DISKPART> create partition primary


 


DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.


 


DISKPART> select partition 1


 


Partition 1 is now the selected partition.


 


DISKPART> active


 


DiskPart marked the current partition as active.


 


DISKPART> format fs=ntfs


 


  100 percent completed


 


DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.


 


DISKPART> assign


 


DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.


 


DISKPART> exit


 


Leaving DiskPart…


 


C:\Windows\system32>e:        (E: drive is where the Windows 7 installation bits are located)


 


E:\>cd boot


 


E:\boot>dir


 Volume in drive E is GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD


 Volume Serial Number is F0D7-C053


 


 Directory of E:\boot


 


03/22/2009  08:37 PM    <DIR>          .


03/22/2009  08:37 PM    <DIR>          ..


03/22/2009  08:37 PM           262,144 bcd


03/22/2009  08:37 PM         3,170,304 boot.sdi


03/22/2009  08:37 PM             1,024 bootfix.bin


03/22/2009  08:37 PM            97,280 bootsect.exe


03/22/2009  08:37 PM    <DIR>          en-us


03/22/2009  08:37 PM             4,096 etfsboot.com


03/22/2009  08:37 PM    <DIR>          fonts


03/22/2009  08:37 PM           484,928 memtest.exe


               6 File(s)      4,021,240 bytes


               4 Dir(s)               0 bytes free


 


E:\boot>bootsect.exe /NT60 G:


Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.


 


G: (\\?\Volume{396ea864-1e62-11de-a02a-000c76b0f5c0})


 


    Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.


 


Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.


 


If “could not be locked” & “Access denied” error happens, try this command: bootsect.exe /NT60 G: /force


 


Then copy all files from DVD to USB, and there you go!

Comments (1)

  1. anas says:

    hi

    when im applying this steps  

    and restart my pc  

    see  message

    missing operating system

    why seen this message