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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Windows 7 (yes 7) to Go ?? as per W8 to go. Anyone yet


    Hi there
    Is there anything that we can use to build the W7 BOOT record --it's easy to extract and create the WIM like W8 to go but of course what's missing is the W7 equivalent of this command


    bcdboot.exe d:\windows /s d: /f ALL

    I tried using the W8 boot command from a W8 system but the system --while it started loading gave me BSOD after the W7 logon logo appeared.

    The bcdboot.exe command doesn't exist on the W7 system --or at least I can't find it.

    Anybody managed to "clone" the W8 Windows to go procedure to W7. Seems it SHOULD in theory work since the IMAGEX from the WAIK is actually the W7 (or even VISTA) version. and I can extract a genuine W7 install WIM from the W7 install iso.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Good idea,

    I think I'm gonna try this too.

    Did you use the install.wim from Win7 in Win8 (for the bcdboot command)?

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes - there is a program to do it for you:

    WinNTSetup v2.1 - MSFN Forum

    WinNTSetup2_x86_x64.zip
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Thanks for the details SIW2

    I'm gonna try the Win8-method as jimbo described.
    If that fails (there are reasons to ) i'll have to use your method (quite a few extra steps there )

    Thanks
    Hopachi
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is there a method by funjian for usb stick?

    I thought he was talking about usb HD.
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    Hopachi - that won't work. There isn't time for usb to enumerate properly.

    Nothing to do with bcdboot.

    I will see if I can think of something that may help.

    You ceratinly need to change a couple of reg entries - load system hive after applying image , name it SYS and try this:

    reg.exe add HKLM\SYS\ControlSet001\PnP /f /v PollBootPartitionTimeout /t REG_DWORD /d 30000

    reg.exe add HKLM\SYS\ControlSet001 /f /v BootDriverFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0x6





    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Thanks for the details SIW2

    I'm gonna try the Win8-method as jimbo described.
    If that fails (there are reasons to ) i'll have to use your method (quite a few extra steps there )

    Thanks
    Hopachi
    Last edited by SIW2; 30 Mar 2012 at 09:18.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    And where is that thread located please?
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Thanks for the info.

    I didn't find that Fuji's post.
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    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    @SIW2:

    He is talking about an external USB HD but if you prep a USB stick in the same way as you'd do to use it to install the OS from onto an internal disk it should work.

    Cheers,
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    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    I didn't find that Fuji's post.
    NT 6.x fast installer: install win7 directly to usb extenal drive - reboot.pro

    Cheers,
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