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[Tutorial] Boot and run Windows 7 from USB hard disk by Marietto2009


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#26 operat0r

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:54 PM

Any tips on getting it to run faster ??? im running it on a sandisk 32gig and its BALLS slow... trying to disalbe page file but not sure if that is even the problem. takes ages to click anything etc .. ?

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:07 PM

You are not doing right because for me everything works good.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:48 PM

This is the non VHD method I can only assume non VHD just flat file is faster ... maybe the speed of the USB stick I got it was 32 gig for only 67$ .....there normally

* disabled windows search
* disabled page file
* tried on 4 different laptops boots OK just takes 60sec a click

no change .. maybe ill try the VHD method later ;/

its the flash disk or the drivers etc ... REALLY slow but works fine from external usb HDD so ill try a different flash drive ... maybe its usb 1.0 but even 1.0 should be faster then it is ..

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:08 PM

ohh well still slow with a16gig sandisk same brand but .. its the drvinst.exe that is pegging the DISK I think.. works fine with the 3inone external HDD USB dongle... guess ill just get a solid state ..

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:12 PM

I found renaming the drvinst.exe makes it run a lot faster but then of corse you can't install new devies etc .. so I think its a driver thing etc .. it does this with or without driverpacks. Still runs like poop the disk monitor graph only gets upto 100BK/s so maybe its still the USB stick or drivers it uses

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:39 PM

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I guess its the flash media sandisk sucks 32gig and 16gig 7min to transfer 2gigs and on externel HDD takes 1:30 so theres my problem ... I need a guaranteed fast flash disk ~16gigs

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:57 PM

@marietto- V. Interesting topic, but could you be more precise in the first post instructions?
Win 7 source DVD - which source DVD is this precisely? It obviously has at least 5 images in the wim file so it should be really important that we use the correct source DVD - retail DVD, upgrade DVD, OEM DVD, Win 7 pro 32-bit/64bit DVD????

Maybe you could use

AIM - what you are trying to achieve
EQUIPMENT - what do you need - WAIK version xxx, Win 7 DVD version xxx CRC/MD5 yyyyyyyyyy date xx-xx-xx
VM software ??? ISO burn s/w?? writable DVD, 16GB memory stick of at least xxMB/s Read and yyMB/s write speed, etc.
METHOD - how to do it

Maybe provide cmd script for some of it too :)

Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions, but with just a little more detail it would be much easier to reproduce your fantastic results! :)

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

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I guess its the flash media sandisk sucks 32gig and 16gig 7min to transfer 2gigs and on externel HDD takes 1:30 so theres my problem ... I need a guaranteed fast flash disk ~16gigs



Try formatting your USB Flash as NTFS instead of FAT32 if you haven't tried yet. Also enabling speed optimization in device manager for your flash drive might improve things a bit further.
Just be warned that speed comes from heavy caching so ALWAYS do safe removal before removing NTFS volume if you don't want to have your data corrupted.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

Thanks marietto!
Great guide, but where obtain the correct "UsbBootWatcher.conf" file?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:01 PM

usbbootwatcher.conf :

[usbstor]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="SCSI miniport"
[usbehci]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="Boot Bus Extender"
[usbohci]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="Boot Bus Extender"
[usbuhci]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="Boot Bus Extender"
[usbhub]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="System Bus Extender"
[usbccgp]
Start@REG_DWORD=0
Group@REG_SZ="System Bus Extender"

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:40 AM

thanks! ^_^




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