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Bootable USB W7 Pro

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Bootable USB W7 Pro

I am attempting to make a bootable USB installation disc from my authentic W7 Pro DVD using ImgBurn.

 

I have created an ISO using ImgBurn called 'GRMCPRXFRER_EN_DVD.ISO' and am now trying to write to the USB.

 

I have chosen Write Files/Folders to Disc and selected the folder where the ISO is stored. In the advanced tab I have selected 'Make Image Bootable' and the Boot Image is the file mentioned above.

 

When I go to the destination section the only device in the drop-down menu is the DVD drive (E: ) and not the USB drive (G: ) which is inserted and formatted to FAT32. I have included a screenshot.

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Any help to complete the process would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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Browni
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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

I'm not sure if Imgburn can do that?

Rufus certainly can though.

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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

@Browni

Thanks.

 

Just downloaded Rufus and attempting to write a Bootable USB now. Will report back soon.

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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

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@2u2me

Thanks.

 

I thought I had seen something like that before but couldn't find it.

 

Hopefully Rufus has solved the issueSmiley

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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

Rufus appears to have created a Bootable USB. Can't check it on the PC till tomorrow as not ready to reboot that yet. But double-clicking on the Setup.exe file on the laptop opens up an installation window.

 

Again. Thanks.

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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

as others have mentioned, Rufus is a great tool, I'd also suggest looking at YuMI if you need to have multiple iso's on a single USB, really handy tool to use 


 Paul Tarr
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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro


Mav wrote:

....selected the folder where the ISO is stored....

Thanks.


I have done this operation several times using Rufus to make a bootable Windows 10 USB from an ISO file.  You need to select the actual file, not the containing folder (but perhaps you knew/meant that).  

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Re: Bootable USB W7 Pro

@ReedRichards

That quote was from my description of the actions when attempting to use ImgBurn and not Rufus.

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