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How to copy OEM (ASUS) Windows 7 onto a bootable USB Drive?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by proview3r, Dec 10, 2009.

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  1. proview3r

    proview3r Notebook Consultant

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    I have tried those "How to install Windows 7 from an USB stick" Tutorials online, but they don't work with my ASUS Windows 7 Disk. Also tried WinToFlash, doesn't like the ASUS's disk.

    Anyone know a way ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. misterdd

    misterdd Newbie

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    no optical drive on your asus?

    my acer timeline does not have a optical drive, also. followed the online tutorials on how to to boot using a usb stick, but after a few hiccups, found that my motherboard supports a usb-dvdrom boot.

    check your bios settings first because yours might, too.

    its simpler that way. set the usb dvd rom as first boot priority, then plug in a usb optical drive with the win7 disk inside. reboot and install win7.

    hth
     
  3. dSly

    dSly Notebook Guru

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    I have to install W7 on my parents Gateway laptop and I know for a fact that it does not have an optical disk (netbook computer). I'm afraid I am going to run into the same problem you are experiencing since I also have to install from an OEM W7 Disk (Gateway in my case). :( Have you or anyone found a way to perform this? Is there a proven recipe somewhere to copy W7 on a USB stick and install it?
     
  4. proview3r

    proview3r Notebook Consultant

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    Unfortunately, I did not find a way for the OEM Windows 7 Disk...

    I ended up getting the Retail Windows 7 Disk, and using Microsoft's software to put that Retail Windows 7 on the USB drive.

    Ask a friend/co-worker if they have a external dvd rom that you could borrow. It's cheap these days, you can probably get one for $20-30.
     
  5. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    If your computer still has working Win7, use the ABR tool to backup activation. Then install regular OEM/Retail (one and same thing actually) Win7 and restore the activation.
     
  6. dSly

    dSly Notebook Guru

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    thanks for the update.

    I don't know about proview3r but the netbook I have to upgrade is running Vista Home. I do have W7 on another computer though.
     
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    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    In that case having brand-specific oem, plain oem or retail disc doesn't matter. They will all need a valid install key to work, because computer's bios is locked for Vista activation only.

    Basically just do the usb-installation of Win7 and enter your valid key.
     
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    I had the same issue you're dealing with. Just download the W7 iso and put it on a usb. Afaik, there's no way to get the actual asus disk onto usb.
     
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    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I just had an Eureka moment (hmm... when will next season begin anyhow...)

    Make a ISO image out of the Asus install DVD.
    Then "burn" it on usb stick with UltraISO (crude instructions here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/mic...7-ultimate-via-usb-pen-drive.html#post6207109 )
    Boot from the disc and install as usual.

    If someone is going to test that, please tell here if it works. I don't have anything to test it myself (just HP laptops with regular OEM discs atm).
     
  10. dSly

    dSly Notebook Guru

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    OK. Do I copy my Gateway disk to the USB key, boot from it and follow instructions?
    Maybe I should not even try to copy the Gateway W7 disk then. And where would I get the W7 ISO?
     
  11. deeastman

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    1. Download the trial version of Ultra-ISO from here: http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/download.htm and install it.
    2. Put your Gateway disk in the Optical Disk Drive.
    3. Install your USB flash drive (with enough capacity to hold the data on your disk i.e. 4GB) into a USB port.
    4. Perform a Quick format on the USB drive from My Computer.
    5. Open Ultra-ISO > File > ‘Open CD/DVD’ (your Gateway Disk)
    6. Select the ‘Bootable’ tab > ‘Write Disk Image’.
    7. Select your USB drive where it says ‘Disk Drive:’
    8. Write Method ‘USB-HDD+’
    9. Click on ‘Write’ Click on ‘Close’ when finished.
    10. Exit Ultra-ISO
    11. The Bootable USB has been created, you are finished.

    Make sure your boot sequence in bios is set to boot from the USB device first.

    You can get the W7 ISO from the link below. Go to the bottom of the first post and read the section entitled 'ISO Method'.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/mic...-7-download-links-just-like-vista-before.html
     
  12. dSly

    dSly Notebook Guru

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    Wow! Thanks for the detailed instructions deeastman. I actually got started earlier tonight and got an invalid ISO file from the Microsoft tool. I created the ISO file with ImgBurn though. Maybe that was the problem...
     
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    The ISO file is probably valid, ImgBurn is a good program. I use it also but not to make USB installs. The issue is with the Microsoft Tool, it is expecting a valid Windows 7 (Retail or OEM) OS install disk and I find is quite picky. I don't believe that your Gateway disk is either but I can't be sure without seeing the data on it.
     
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    deeastman, I followed your detailed instructions and was able to install W7 from a USB key. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. If tech support was always this good, there would be a lot more happy people out there.

    P.S. While rebooting numerous times for the W7 updates, I ended up with disk errors. I think the HDD has failed...
     
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    Yes, there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. I just gave a universal approach using Ultra-ISO not knowing what OS would be on the machine he would use. I have used the method from the link you posted and even wrote similar directions in a post months ago here.

    The one thing that doesn't seem to be mentioned in that link is Diskpart will not work to make a bootable USB from Windows XP. It simply will not find the USB flash drive, you can only perform those instructions on a system with Vista or Win7.
     
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