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http://www.designisphilosophy.com/vista/installing-and-booting-vista-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

I skipped step 5, and it worked fine. That was with a Vista ISO mounted to a virtual drive (xcopy had no issue with it)
    
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Has no one mentioned the easiest thing on the planet for this?
--->>> UNETBOOTIN
    
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try win2flash if you want xp as a bootable install from usb.

If you're actually trying to boot the OS from the usb drive you need win7pe, and is much harder to do.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
http://www.designisphilosophy.com/vi...b-flash-drive/

I skipped step 5, and it worked fine. That was with a Vista ISO mounted to a virtual drive (xcopy had no issue with it)
I love step 3's typo, made me giggle, will try later this long weekend,

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Find out what drive letter your USB drive has (you find out by looking for it in My Compuber.

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Originally Posted by StupidMonkey View Post
Has no one mentioned the easiest thing on the planet for this?
--->>> UNETBOOTIN
Hmm, i'm going to look this up, is it ubuntu or win7 compat? (Just curious before I go into a google marathon again)

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try win2flash if you want xp as a bootable install from usb.

If you're actually trying to boot the OS from the usb drive you need win7pe, and is much harder to do.
I may try this, I don't care the hardship, rather the result is key.
    
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Has no one mentioned the easiest thing on the planet for this?
--->>> UNETBOOTIN
how no one bothered to read the entire thread
    
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how no one bothered to read the entire thread
I tried looking for it, and couldn't find it... :/
    
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post #47 of 51
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I tried looking for it, and couldn't find it... :/
what unetbootin or the post where i told ya about it ?

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

there is a way to make it multiboot as well if you goole it you should be able to find.


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shouldn't of used windowsxp.iso in your example

you are going to be hard pressed to find that. you can however search for unetbootin which will let you take your iso and make it a bootable usb drive. for operating systems and certain utilities

you can also check into this as well

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

most of these again are for operating systems and utilities. what are some of the other type of iso files are you looking to use ?
    
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Some one mentioned this site to me. Dont remeber who, but I wanted to create a usb utility drive. Seemed simple, still need to get a new flash drive and try it out. So dont hate on me if its crap.
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It's not that hard (I didn't read the whole thread, just responding). You need to do a diskpart from within the Windows 7 Command Prompt for the USB disk. Then you just mount the ISO virtually and copy the files over. I do this daily for work for some of our imaging tools, it should work fine for a windows disk. Here are the commands to run from an elevated command prompt:

diskpart

list disk(This will list all the disk connected to the computer. Find the flash drive you are using)

select disk X (X = the disk number of the flash drive)

clean (This deletes all data and paritions on the drive.)

create partition primary

select partition 1

active (This is very important. The select command select the first partition (should be the only one). The active command makes it bootable.)

format fs=ntfs quick label=â€xxxx†(The label part of the command is optional. Whatever is in between the quotes Ҡwill be what the drive is named.)

assign (This assigns a drive letter to the drive.)

exit
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It's not that hard (I didn't read the whole thread, just responding). You need to do a diskpart from within the Windows 7 Command Prompt for the USB disk. Then you just mount the ISO virtually and copy the files over. I do this daily for work for some of our imaging tools, it should work fine for a windows disk. Here are the commands to run from an elevated command prompt:

diskpart

list disk(This will list all the disk connected to the computer. Find the flash drive you are using)

select disk X (X = the disk number of the flash drive)

clean (This deletes all data and paritions on the drive.)

create partition primary

select partition 1

active (This is very important. The select command select the first partition (should be the only one). The active command makes it bootable.)

format fs=ntfs quick label=â€xxxx†(The label part of the command is optional. Whatever is in between the quotes Ҡwill be what the drive is named.)

assign (This assigns a drive letter to the drive.)

exit
So I can use an 8gb flash with a 4gb active bootable partition. Then using a number of iso files in that bootable partition will allow me to pick what I need to boot. Such as antivirus, boot disks, defrags, open office, and other utilities.
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