An Easy Way to Create a Bootable USB Drive for Windows 7

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    BlueHippo

    I tried this tool, and it mucked up a Windows 7 installation for me (x86 from a .iso).  There were all sorts of weird problems after the install, basic Windows functions weren't working, and drivers for devices I knew I had wouldn't install.

    I tried creating the install USB manually (not using the tool) with the same .iso and the same USB stick, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the same PC.  With the newly created USB I created manually Windows 7 worked perfectly.

    I wonder if this tool is doing something odd to the Windows files on the way through.  Has anyone checked that it produces an accurate image and that there is no malware package added?  My experience might just be a one-off, but I would advise caution.

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    BlueHippo

    I tried this tool, and it mucked up a Windows 7 installation for me (x86 from a .iso).  There were all sorts of weird problems after the install, basic Windows functions weren't working, and drivers for devices I knew I had wouldn't install.

    I tried creating the install USB manually (not using the tool) with the same .iso and the same USB stick, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the same PC.  With the newly created USB I created manually Windows 7 worked perfectly.

    I wonder if this tool is doing something odd to the Windows files on the way through.  Has anyone checked that it produces an accurate image and that there is no malware package added?  My experience might just be a one-off, but I would advise caution.

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    hysonmb

    I'll have to try this out. I used the HP USB Boot tool to load Vista on a system that didn't have a DVD drive and that was flawless. This appears to be even easier.

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    hysonmb

    I'll have to try this out. I used the HP USB Boot tool to load Vista on a system that didn't have a DVD drive and that was flawless. This appears to be even easier.

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