win7 bootable flash problem

#1
hey guys, i tried to create a bootable flash install of windows seven on a reformated hard drive, the flash drive (16gb) was brand new and formated to ntfs, i followed the instructions from this link:

http://maketecheasier.com/boot-and-i...ive/2009/01/23

tried to boot from it and got the message "operating system missing", any ideas why this might not have worked? thanks.
 


Medico

Senior Member
#2
Is your Bios set up to look at flash drives as part of the boot order?
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
There is also a tutorial in this forum by Trouble about how to make a bootable flash.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/2001-how-install-windows-7-usb-drive.html

What did you use to make the drive bootable, Diskpart and bootsect /nt60?

Where did you copy the Windows 7 files from?

There may also be a setting in the bios for allowing boots from USB devices in addition to the boot order, each one is different.
 


#5
There is also a tutorial in this forum by Trouble about how to make a bootable flash.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/2001-how-install-windows-7-usb-drive.html

What did you use to make the drive bootable, Diskpart and bootsect /nt60?

Where did you copy the Windows 7 files from?

There may also be a setting in the bios for allowing boots from USB devices in addition to the boot order, each one is different.
thanks for the link ill look into it, i got the files from a friend, think he said he got it from demonoid?
 


#6
There is also a tutorial in this forum by Trouble about how to make a bootable flash.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/2001-how-install-windows-7-usb-drive.html

What did you use to make the drive bootable, Diskpart and bootsect /nt60?

Where did you copy the Windows 7 files from?

There may also be a setting in the bios for allowing boots from USB devices in addition to the boot order, each one is different.
yes diskpart to make the sector active then bootsect /nt60 to make compatible boot record, i got the files from demonoid
 


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