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#1 Mike69

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

hi,

ive tried to install vista from a usb hdd following this tutorial http://www.otgnet.co...=all,Title=3764

but my usb hdd doesnt boot from it (mobo boots fine from usb)
can anyone help me??


also another thing...is it possible to install vista on a usb hdd and run vista from different pc´s?


tks in advance

#2 Moon Goon

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:19 PM

UPDATE: I just noticed your link doesn't have a very complete set of those instructions. Check this page out instead:
http://windowsconnec...-0-usb-key.aspx

Some USB bootable motherboards seem to like FAT12 or FAT16 over FAT32 for booting. A fairly good utility is DriveKey from HP http://www.pctipp.ch...ds/dl/32594.asp

I haven't seen WinPE2 or vista running off of USB yet. I expect WinPE2 to work but Vista itself is a loooooongshot. OSX can do this but, that's a different story :cheers:

I think the best shot you have is to create a standard USB WinPE and try to run Vistas installation from there.

I use this utility to get my WinPE onto a USB stick:
http://gocoding.com/....php?al=petousb

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:50 PM

UPDATE: I just noticed your link doesn't have a very complete set of those instructions. Check this page out instead:
http://windowsconnec...-0-usb-key.aspx

Some USB bootable motherboards seem to like FAT12 or FAT16 over FAT32 for booting. A fairly good utility is DriveKey from HP http://www.pctipp.ch...ds/dl/32594.asp

I haven't seen WinPE2 or vista running off of USB yet. I expect WinPE2 to work but Vista itself is a loooooongshot. OSX can do this but, that's a different story :cheers:

I think the best shot you have is to create a standard USB WinPE and try to run Vistas installation from there.

I use this utility to get my WinPE onto a USB stick:
http://gocoding.com/....php?al=petousb




tks for the info...but i dont want vistape!!

i want a normal vista installation from a usb hdd!

tks

#4 Nuno Brito

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:00 PM

VistaPE (Windows PE 2.0) is responsable for the installation of the Vista OS - and the method described on the link you've posted is very similar to this one here by valentin:

http://www.boot-land...tick-t1123.html

Good luck! :cheers:




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