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#1 patze

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:33 PM

hi @ all! i´m new and i have directlly a question!
i have a wetab and i tried to install win7 on an USB-Stick! i tried a tutorial but when i try to boot i get a bluescreen!
i think it is a problem with some USB-drivers! does anyone have a idea or an tutorial how to get win7 on an usb-stick??

#2 amalux

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:11 AM

Both work well for me: PW Boot or set 7 usb boot

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:50 AM

okay thx for the quick answer! the problem is that i only have vmware player! there a some options not included but i try :whistling:
i create a "normal" vm and after that i try to copy it with PW Boot...
my USB -stick has 16GB! is that enough??
i know that you can buy a wetab(exopc) with win7! so there must be a way to get it on this damn stick! ;) sry but i try since 2 weeks!!
ubuntu is finish and works fine! :cheers:

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:54 AM

You can try IMG_XP_Restore.exe for Install of Win7 on USB

Install of Windows 7 on USB-HDD was realized as follows:

  • Install Windows 7 as usual on local harddisk and Reduce Size
  • Connect USB-HDD on which you plan to Install Windows 7, so that USB-HDD settings are known in Windows 7 registry.
    Wait until all USB-HDD drives are visible in Windows Explorer
  • Reboot with other OS e.g XP or PE, anyway so that Windows 7 is not running
  • IMG_XP_Restore.exe can then be used to direct Restore in about 20 min Windows 7 on your USB-HDD
  • Reboot from USB-HDD with Windows 7 and wait about 3 min to let drivers for new hardware found to be installed


More Info here http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23553

Or make Win7 VHD file and use USB_W7_Fix.exe

Boot Win7 VHD Image file from USB

- Direct Install Windows 7 in a VHD file on local harddisk created by WinNTSetup2_x86.exe with Ctrl + Shift + V
- Copy Win7 VHD file to USB and use USB_W7_Fix.exe to fix for booting from USB-drive
- Make Boot Manager menu on USB for Win7 VHD Image file

Thanks to JFX for creating the very handy WinNTSetup2 tool to Install Windows 2k/XP/2003/Vista/7 x86/x64

Info in folder IMG_XP\WinNTSetup2_x86_x64 and here http://www.msfn.org/...-winntsetup-v2/


BOOT_USB.exe can be useful to make bootable USB-drive
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

The following approach by using VHD_W7_Compact.exe is also quite handy

Procedure for booting with 2 GB Portable Windows 7 VHD file on USB-harddisk
Step 1. - Direct Install Windows 7 in a 10 GB VHD file on local harddisk and created by WinNTSetup2_x86.exe with Ctrl + Shift + V
Step 2. - Run VHD_W7_Compact.exe to Copy Win7 VHD content in 10 min to New VHD file of Reduced Size on USB-harddisk
Step 3. - Reboot with 2 GB Win7 VHD file from USB


Instead of USB-stick use portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. SAMSUNG or Hitachi
Much faster and more capacity and small with easy connect.

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#5 patze

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

no sry! this way don´t run,too! and the pwboot also! is there an other way to install on usb-stick or hdd?
gosh is this mission really impossible?? :whistling:

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#6 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:44 PM

no sry! this way don´t run,too! and the pwboot also! is there an other way to install on usb-stick or hdd?
gosh is this mission really impossible?? ;)

Strangely enough methods that have worked for hundreds or maybe thousands of people don't work for you (ANY of them :cheers:).
Do you have the suspect that you may be doing something *somehow* deviating from the instructions/tutorials?
So the mission is NOT impossible, it seems right now impossible for you. :whistling:

Why don't you choose one (and one only) among the options have been given to you and try following the method EXACTLY (EXACTLY means without variations of ANY kind) and report EXACTLY what is the problem you have in as much DETAIL as possible?

This way, it is possible that you will sooner or later get that thingy booting Windows 7.

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#7 amalux

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

...the problem is that i only have vmware player!

With VM, had to use Plop workaround here: http://communities.v...m/thread/195957

my USB -stick has 16GB! is that enough??

Yes.

I don't have a Wetab to test...


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#8 patze

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:59 PM

hi guys!
thx a lot :cheers: yes maybe i´m to stupid to make it happen :ph34r: but first i had to say that my english is not the best and i don´t know why in every tutorial something don´t run or is missing! there is a good tutorial is called " wininstaller" or something like that! four post below i think! this sound great but i can´t find the installer.wim on my disk! i mount it and i burn the dvd and still no file! now i try the tutorial with the plop and i hope that i get a good end ;)

does someone has skype and teamviewer :( :cheers:))

tomorrow i give you a report! in germany is now 2am! time to sleep :(

good fight good night


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#9 patze

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 12:07 AM

@amalux:

what should i do with the plop? i have your screenshots but i don´t know how to use these prog! sry for my unknown :ph34r:
must i load it in VM befor i start creating a win7?


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#10 amalux

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:50 PM

You should have a working, bootable USB drive (UFD or HDD) already setup before attempting to boot in VM.

To boot your USB device in VM, download and extract the Plop package here: http://download.plop...lpbt-5.0.12.zip and in VM, choose 'Use floppy image file' -> plpbt.img under floppy connections in 'Edit virtual machine settings'.
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Power on the VM and you'll see the Plop menu, choose USB and enter:
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Then, if your USB drive is plugged in, you should see its menu appear:
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That's it, hope it helps.

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#11 patze

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

this is exectly what i do! but i try again! give me an hour and i report!

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:18 AM

You can try IMG_XP_Restore.exe for Install of Win7 on USB



More Info here http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23553

Or make Win7 VHD file and use USB_W7_Fix.exe



BOOT_USB.exe can be useful to make bootable USB-drive
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

The following approach by using VHD_W7_Compact.exe is also quite handy



Instead of USB-stick use portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. SAMSUNG or Hitachi
Much faster and more capacity and small with easy connect.

:cheers:


Can you please provide more detailed tutorial on how to do it? Those short descriptions aren't that accurate...
I'm trying to do similar thing that patze want to do, and that is to install Windows 7 on a Pendrive and be able to boot it in any other PC that allows boot from USB device.




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