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4.2GB ISO too big for 8GB Thumbdrive?

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I have Windows 7 as a 4.2GB ISO file on my computer (windows computer).

I want to transfer this .ISO to my thumbdrive, but it won't let me due to size.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 40
free space on the drive?
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
free space on the drive?
There's nothing inside the drive, forgot to mention that...ty for posting, any more ideas?
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FAT and FAT32 formats cannot take files that big. You need to make sure it's formatted for NTFS.
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I think you need a different format for the drive. If i remember correctly FAT and EXFAT wont hold a single file over 4GB.

Ninja'd. but Gj FallenFaux.
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FAT and FAT32 formats cannot take files that big. You need to make sure it's formatted for NTFS.
I'll try to reformat it, and report back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FallenFaux View Post
FAT and FAT32 formats cannot take files that big. You need to make sure it's formatted for NTFS.
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post #8 of 40
or try extracting iso to a folder on desktop and copying data from desktop to thumbdrive...
if you want to make it a bootable thumbdrive here is a link that can help:

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

I use method 6, works everytime
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post #9 of 40
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Wow, it worked on my windows computer but not MACBOOK? It looks like I would've needed that NTFS-3G if I was still on my MACBOOK.

+rep to you two!


By the way... if the .ISO is on my thumbdrive (NTFS) - can I boot up the thumbdrive to have priority to install windows?
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post #10 of 40
FAT has a max fuile size of 4gb, format the drive to NTFS and then try it.
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