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Installing Win7-Thin on USB, would not boot on other pcs

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#1 ufodisko

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

I installed Windows 7 Thin on my 16GB USB drive using this tutorial.

It worked fine on the PC I installed it on but when I took the usb stick to boot it on another pc I kept getting this error




File: /Boot/BCD
Status: 0x000000f

(photo is from a google search)

So I'm guessing it's a boot sector error. I tried repairing it using Bootsect.exe /fixboot and /fixmbr but that did not help.

so My question is, how can I use the same installation on multiple pcs? Is there a tool or something that would let me do this? I heard it's doable on Windows 8 Embedded but I just don't know how.

#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:46 PM


Meaning that:

  1. the tutorial you mention is about installing to an external USB hard disk drive
  2. you are instead using a 16 Gb USB pendrive (which is not a hard disk drive)

Though they are both USB connected Windows sees them differently.


There are several tutorials here on reboot.pro dedicated to having a Windows 7 on a USB device (both hard disk or pendrive/flash stick), but since you seem like - no offence whatever intended :) - new to this "field", if I were you I would try first using one of wimb's programns to have a Windows 7 in a .vhd image (which is on the USB device):



Same goes for Windows 8:





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