Windows 7 usb dvd tool

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  1. Shotocan

    Shotocan Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this is in the right part of the forums? but here we go. I am formating and reinstalling windows 7. I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. Intel 2.3 ghz duel core, cpu. upgraded to 4 gig of ram. done months ago. New 750 gig HDD. New to this install. just bought it. Installed with a dell windows 7 disk. It activated fine. had a few problem with the install. could not install Windows 7 usb dvd tool could not install Office 2010. Did get NOD 32 install and all the windows updates. I figured there was aglitch in the install. I formated and reinstalled windows 7 from a usb drive i created on another computer. that i just installed the windows 7 usb dvd tool on. windows loaded fine, so first thing i tried to install the windows 7 usb dvd tool would not install. so formated and started again. All went well windows 7 activated fine. tried to install the windows 7 usb dvd tool again no joy. so I went ahead and installed all the updates. NOD 32. windows office all went well. tried again to install the Win 7 usb dvd tool no joy. I have googled the problem there is no info out there on this problem. I searched the problem in this forum nothing. I had this tool running on the original install before i started this whole thing and it worked fine. Any suggestion would be great! Nothing invested but time!
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I am not sure exactly what you are trying to do. You have a good install of Windows 7, and are then trying to use the Microsoft tool to make a bootable USB flash drive? Is this the main cause of your problems, the rest of the OS is working normally?
     
  3. Shotocan

    Shotocan Well-Known Member

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    I have a fresh install of win 7. Then I iam trying to install the win 7 usb\dvd tool. ( to make a bootable memory stick) it wont install, it asks for permision to install and then the install stops. windows works no freeze just no install.
     
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    We might suspect your install media, but for now you might try opening an Administrative command prompt window.

    Type sfc /scannow and let it finish. If it shows errors, let us know. Hopefully it will repair one of the system files.

    I will look around for the Microsoft Install not working. You said Office would also not install, any messages?

    What bit version of Windows 7 are you running?
     
  5. Shotocan

    Shotocan Well-Known Member

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    OK I have formated and installed twice more. Once from a burned dvd (no joy) one from a usb stick. Office 2010 now installs fine. there are no error codes at all. I installed office. no problem. Iam going to do all updates and then as you suggested i will run " sfc " and see what happens if I didn't say it before thanks for the help and the suggestions. much appreciated! I will keep the forum up to date on progress.
     
  6. Shotocan

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    Ran "sfc" no problems found 100% OK. ??? It didn't fix any files. Thanks again for your help and suggestions.
     
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  7. Saltgrass

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    Making a bootable flash drive is no real problem, there are tutorials all over. It takes a few steps in diskpart and then copy the files over. I suppose if you have an .iso file and can't burn it to a DVD, you could use 7-Zip to extract the files and copy over.

    I do not know why the Microsoft utility will not run on your system. But if you were to have a UEFI system, I would not use it anyway.
     
  8. Shotocan

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    So I created another account in windows. I then tried to install the "windows 7 USB DVD download tool" and it installed fine. No problems. Now why would it not let me install on original admin account. And how do I fix that??
     
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    That is a little strange for a new install. I will look through some things to see if I can find what might be different about the two accounts, but first some questions.

    Did you modify the original account in any way, such as not having a password or changing the UAC settings? It was a normal User/admin account?

    Was the second account a Standard or User/Admin account also?

    Any messages in the Event Viewer around the time of the failed install?
     
  10. Shotocan

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    Hay thanks for the reply. I didn't modify the original account at all. I put in a password at the beginning, as normal. did not change the UAC settings, just installed, updated, and tried to install the win 7 USB DVD tool. the second account I created was an admin account as well. didn't change anything there either. but it installed right away.
     
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    I have been hoping someone else has an answer, since I do not. I don't see what might be different between the users except one is installed during the normal installation.

    So, unless the original user is being locked out for some reason, I would have to suspect the install media...
     
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    Thanks so much for all your help. I don't know what to do. I don't trust this install. don't know how to fix it? any one??
     
  13. JiggSaww

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    if it's the only thing giving you a problem DON"T worry about it. it's a waste of time for one item. go get yourself a portable iso / dvd to usb program, or do it by hand when you need it. i do it by hand.

    This guide works 100% for Windows 7 and Windows 8 unlike most of the guides out there. I have seen many sites/blogs that have “Install Vista from USB guide” but either with incomplete steps or not working guide. I have also seen some guides that don’t’ use proper commands in this guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100% working guide to install Windows 7 and Windows 8 from USB flash drive.

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    I just did this method on one of my friends machine and installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 . The main advantage is that by using USB drive you will be able to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 in just 15 minutes. You can also use this bootable USB drive on friend’s computer who doesn’t have a DVD optical drive.The method is very simple and you can use without any hassles. Needless to say that your motherboard should support USB Boot feature to make use of the bootable USB drive.Requirements:*USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB)*Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation files.Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Windows 8 USB drive using which you can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 easily.Procedure:1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.Or*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

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    Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.
    4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:SELECT DISK 1 CLEANCREATE PARTITION PRIMARYSELECT PARTITION 1ACTIVEFORMAT FS=NTFS(Format process may take few seconds)ASSIGNEXITDon’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

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    5. Next insert your Windows7/Windows 8 DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it).
    6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now:D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code.BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:

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    Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message.
    8. Copy your Windows 7 or Windows 8 DVD contents to the USB flash drive.9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7 or Windows 8. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS.
     
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  14. Saltgrass

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    You might try running a system file check on your system to see if it finds anything.

    Open an Administrative command prompt, and type sfc /scannow and let us know if it finds anything it can't repair.
     
  15. Shotocan

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    Thanks again i did that and if didn't find any errors or fix anything was all 100% I am starting to have other problems now programs hanging, seams to be the worst problem. and i have problems installing another program. and problem with ftp to my web server one minute the connection is fine the next it wont connect. I have tried differant kinds of media for install and i am having no luck all the same. starting to think possibly hardware or memory?? I just don't know? there is something basic wrong here. thanks to everyonr for all your help!
     

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