How to install Windows 7 from a USB drive!

Corporal

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It is disabled, by default I suppose, because I didn't make any amendments in the BIOS section.

Should I enable it>?
 

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Corporal said:
It is disabled, by default I suppose, because I didn't make any amendments in the BIOS section.

Should I enable it>?
Nope, go check it and keep it disabled
 

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Corporal said:
It IS disabled, and the problem continues.
Wipe entire HDD with HDD's manufacturer Tool,
then try again
 

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Simple way to install XP without CD (AHCI must be disabled!).

1 create a bootable USB-stick with DOS on it.

2 copy the i386 directory onto your USB-stick.

3 start DOS on the USB stick and format the harddisk of the drive with format c: /s (makes it a FAT32 partition and bootable)
If not, then run fdisk first and delete all partitions on the harddisk and create a new one, then reboot and retry the previous line)

4 copy the i386 partition to the harddisk: <md c:\i386> <copy \i386 c:\i386> (between <> are the commands needed)

5 reboot the machine and let it boot the harddisk (remove USB stick!).

6 <cd i386> <winnt.exe> (I thought it was that one, there are a few exes in it)

7 after installation and drivers, goto command-prompt in XP, <convert c: /fs:ntfs> to make the drive NTFS.

Voila, you are set and installed XP without a CDrom. ;)
 

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I have done this and it is simple.

I cleaned and (re)formated an 8GB flash drive under Windows7 using diskpart.  I chose quick format and a fat filesystem.  It doesn't need to be ntfs.  I had diskpart mark the partition active.  I copied the DVD contents to the flash drive.  I also made a folder on it for motherboard drivers.

After that, I booted the drive on a new machine.  Windows7 setup came up, and didn't find any hard drives, other than the USB flash drive.  I clicked the button to load drivers, and pointed it to the folder I had copied them to on the flash.  Windows installed without problems.
 

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Hello there STU,

I have download this tool from this link:  https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=125750.0

But I could not find some guide to help me how will I format the MSI U100.

Could you send me the guide so that I could read it step by step?

Many Thanks,

Harun-cuk17
 

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Formatting the disks is done in Windows setup, create your bootable USB flash drive using that tool, then boot from it, and follow the instructions that Windows Setup gives.
 

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bnborg said:
I have done this and it is simple.

I cleaned and (re)formated an 8GB flash drive under Windows7 using diskpart.  I chose quick format and a fat filesystem.  It doesn't need to be ntfs.  I had diskpart mark the partition active.  I copied the DVD contents to the flash drive.  I also made a folder on it for motherboard drivers.

After that, I booted the drive on a new machine.  Windows7 setup came up, and didn't find any hard drives, other than the USB flash drive.  I clicked the button to load drivers, and pointed it to the folder I had copied them to on the flash.  Windows installed without problems.
Hi bnborg..Do u mind sharing with me your motherboard driver folder? I have the MSI U135DX Netbook and each time I hit the button to install Windows 7 it asks me for some mobo driver...Think i might need it to get tru with a successful install..
 
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platinumsteel, what drivers for 870A-G54 MB would have anything to do with your laptop is beyond me. If you need the drivers for it then download from here:

  http://www.msi.com/product/nb/U135DX.html#/?div=Driver&os=Win7%2032
 

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i have been installing from USB only for the past 4 years, and the best tool to 'prep' the drive is the Windows USB Boot utility software. Very easy to work with and it does the job EVERY time
 

blexbg

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hey does that mean you can choose a more simple way you install windows 7 on another computar and then return to the old hard drive space .... That's all!  :agrees:
 
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