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Can you create a bootable usb flash drive to install windows 7 on an xp?

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January 2, 2012 1:37:12 AM

Hello, I know this isnt entirely hardware, but this has always been a reliable forum and on the windows 7 forum I got no help at all on the matter. My situation as it is, is that my main pc got a new motherboard and requires a fresh install of windows 7. Ok, I have the windows 7 iso and I have the motherboard installed into my computer. I put the ISO on my flash drive but when I booted from the flash drive I got "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert media in selected device and press a button." After 2 days and countless hours searching I can not get this to work. The computer I am on right now is a Windows XP 32x laptop. Is it even possible for me to make a usb drive loaded with windows 7 ultimate 64x for another computer? With every step by step guide I found on how to do this they either said to use the Windows 7 usb dvd download tool (which is what I have been using since the beginning to no avail) or do it manually. To do it manually involves the Diskpart feature of the command prompt, which on xp, doesnt detect flash drives. So...I cant do it manually. Please tell me if I have to reinstall my old motherboard (heatsink installation is a pain which is why I dread installing motherboards) and then upon reinstalling old motherboard do I have to set up my flash drive (again) and hope I didnt mess up just to rip the motherboard back out and put the new new one back in and hope the usb boots this time? At this moment I am frustrated and have that "I will throw this thing out the windows any moment now" feeling and I appoligize for any negativity I might show. Please, please help me. Anyone.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 1:46:11 AM

Can you create a bootable usb flash drive to install windows 7 on an xp?

U mean over the XP or dual boot with XP?
January 2, 2012 1:51:17 AM

nikorr said:
Can you create a bootable usb flash drive to install windows 7 on an xp?

U mean over the XP or dual boot with XP?

Neither, Im only using the xp computer to set up the flash drive so I can put the flash drive in my other computer that already has windows 7, but needs a new install for my new motherboard, so im not dual booting or installing over xp I just have to use this computer with XP to setup the flash drive with Windows 7 for a completely different computer, is this even possible?
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