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[GUIDE]WINDOWS 8 LIVE USB : install it on a USB KEY - UPDATE 11/01/13 - RTM TOO !!!

29th April 2012, 08:30 AM |#21  
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No man, u can't format the usb key on which u've installed Win 8.

'cause for the system, it's the C: and so the system partition, u
can't format it, resize it, remove it from usb tray icon...


Hey man...Thanks for the TUT. I got it working fine

Question...when you said

"where X is the letter of the partition used in the USB stick. Reboot and ensure that the PC starts from USB stick. In figure 01 you can see my 8 partitions on the same USB drive where I have Windows 7 32 & 64 BIT, WINDOWS 8 32 & 64 BIT, LINUX Pinguy 32 & 64 BIT, Easeus Todo Backup Recovery with Linux shell"

Do you mean that you can boot to all of these from the same drive? if the answer is yes, which bootloader you're using and how the hell you did it?

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29th April 2012, 12:15 PM |#22  
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Hey man...Thanks for the TUT. I got it working fine

Question...when you said

"where X is the letter of the partition used in the USB stick. Reboot and ensure that the PC starts from USB stick. In figure 01 you can see my 8 partitions on the same USB drive where I have Windows 7 32 & 64 BIT, WINDOWS 8 32 & 64 BIT, LINUX Pinguy 32 & 64 BIT, Easeus Todo Backup Recovery with Linux shell"

Do you mean that you can boot to all of these from the same drive? if the answer is yes, which bootloader you're using and how the hell you did it?

Thanks!!!

No mate, no... WIN 7 is impossible to boot from an USB key directly...

I mean that I can boot WIN 7 32 & 64 BIT for INSTALLING ON THE PC
FROM THE USB KEY, THE SAME AS INSTALLING IT FROM THE DVD.....

WIN 7 doesn't run from USB, only WIN XP & WIN 8 I suppose...

While LINUX yes, LINUX runs from USB key...
29th April 2012, 12:39 PM |#23  
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No mate, no... WIN 7 is impossible to boot from an USB key directly...

I mean that I can boot WIN 7 32 & 64 BIT for INSTALLING ON THE PC
FROM THE USB KEY, THE SAME AS INSTALLING IT FROM THE DVD.....

WIN 7 doesn't run from USB, only WIN XP & WIN 8 I suppose...

While LINUX yes, LINUX runs from USB key...

Not true...Windows 7 does run from a USB. I got it myself.



---------- Post added at 07:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:36 AM ----------

I'm running Windows 7, Vista, XP, Acronis, Norton Ghost and other nice application on the same 16GB USB drive.

With grub4dos as bootloader.
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29th April 2012, 12:43 PM |#24  
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Off-topic(kinda): can someone pm me a link to a Linux USB key tutorial?

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29th April 2012, 06:28 PM |#25  
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30th April 2012, 09:40 AM |#26  
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Not true...Windows 7 does run from a USB. I got it myself.

Yes but only for the purpose of installing it. 7 can't be installed onto
an USB memory and running as primary O.S. from it. I've never seen
it in 3 years...
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Yes but only for the purpose of installing it. 7 can't be installed onto
an USB memory and running as primary O.S. from it. I've never seen
it in 3 years...

it starts with Windows PE 3.0 (Windows 7 based PE) and ends almost with the same process you use for Windows 8 USB boot :)

Back on topic...Did you created the .exe on your OP???

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3rd May 2012, 08:06 AM |#28  
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Back on topic...Did you created the .exe on your OP???


What exe ?
3rd May 2012, 08:12 AM |#29  
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What exe ?

There are two files you uploaded on your first post...is to be ran from the cmd. You created those files???

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3rd May 2012, 01:21 PM |#30  
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There are two files you uploaded on your first post...is to be ran from the cmd. You created those files???

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Ohhh no no .... They're extracted from MS ISOs...
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