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How do you make a bootable Windows 7 install USB drive?

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I have a Windows 7 CD that i'd like to duplicate onto my Thumb drive, because the CD is getting damaged and lost, and I want the setup still.
I have MagicISO and have created a .iso of the whole CD, but how do I get a boot sector on it? I've went into the bios, and it still does not allow me to boot from it.
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you need bootsect.exe, you can either do it the cmd way (like me), with this guide http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/, or you can use the official windows program for putting a windows 7 .iso onto a bootable USB, with this link http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool/3000-18513_4-10972600.html. Good luck!
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I use the CMD prompt method described here.

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Both what I needed, thanks!!

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