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The CD drive is not working on a laptop that I have and I need to reinstall windows, so I was wondering if it would be possible to on a different computer create an .iso of the windows disk and write it to a flash drive to install. Can anyone give me instructions of how to do it?
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http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/c...38D!1665.entry

that looks like it will work
    
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You could install over a network..
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Cool thanks guys for the help
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bunnywinkles View Post
Having trouble with the command to write it to my flash, my CD drive is I: and my flash is G:

xcopy d:\\*.* /s/e/f e:\\

how do I use the function? I get an invalid switch error
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xcopy i:\\*.* /s/e/f g:\\

try that instead
    
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post #7 of 16
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Same thing "invalid switch -/" Do I need to type anything else before I can type that line?
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post #8 of 16
no it should just be that... you have the spaces right?

xcopy
I:\\*.*
/s/e/f
g:\\

enter being a space. What version of windows are you using?
Edit: your trying to install vista from the USB right?
Edited by Bunnywinkles - 12/18/08 at 9:08pm
    
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yeah spaces are there still nothing
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post #10 of 16
hmm... i just did it with no problems... im running vista ultimate x64... i dunno, maybe someone with more experience can help out here? ill keep looking

Edit:

try xcopy i:\\*.* /h/f g:\\
Edited by Bunnywinkles - 12/18/08 at 9:18pm
    
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