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Windows 7 fails to install from bootable USB. Please HELP!

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January 12, 2013 10:23:15 PM

Hi all, I was just installing windows 7 from bootable USB when I noticed the "copying windows files" only lasts for about 2 seconds (jumping from 0 to 100% in the process) before continuing to the next step. The whole setup process actually finishes without a problem. But the result is only about 5GB of usage of the hard drive and no creation of the 100MB system partition. I thought it might be the new SSD I'm installing it to so I tried installing on another hard drive, didn't work either. Anyone have any idea as to what might be going on? Thanks in advance!
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January 12, 2013 10:45:11 PM

Download Windows 7 ISO from reliable source and reformat your USB (NTFS), then copy the contents of the ISO file to your USB's root folder. After that's done, run command prompt as administrator, assuming your USB's drive letter is X: type following:
Quote:
x:
cd boot
bootsect /nt60 x: /force /mbr

If your USB's icon changes to Windows 7's setup icon in Computer, it means it's bootable.

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Windows7Ultimate32bit.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Windows7Ultimate64bit.iso
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January 12, 2013 11:25:48 PM

Soda-88 said:
Download Windows 7 ISO from reliable source and reformat your USB (NTFS), then copy the contents of the ISO file to your USB's root folder. After that's done, run command prompt as administrator, assuming your USB's drive letter is X: type following:
Quote:
x:
cd boot
bootsect /nt60 x: /force /mbr

If your USB's icon changes to Windows 7's setup icon in Computer, it means it's bootable.

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15...

32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Windows7Ultimate32bit.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Windows7Ultimate64bit.iso


Hi I just tried this but it didn't work...any other ideas? my image is from DreamSpark. I guess I'll try to download it again and see if it makes any difference.
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