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    Default how do i install win 7/8/8.1 from flash drive??

    is there any way to do it?? if so please state it below or provide a useful link..i couldn't find any easy one

    btw i'm planning to install this one..
    http://torrentbd.com/torrent/torrent...s.php?id=49855
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    Get the tool called Rufus, just google it. The rest is easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Get the tool called Rufus, just google it. The rest is easy.
    You can just extract the ISO using 7zip/WinRAR and copy the contents over the flash drive, and you are done. I've been doing this since Windows 7.
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    Unless you have marked your USB drive as an active partition, simply extracting the ISO won't help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Unless you have marked your USB drive as an active partition, simply extracting the ISO won't help.
    how do i mark my usb drive as an active partition?

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    do i need to shift between IDE and AHCI mood to install win 7??
    i installed win xp cause i had nothing else that was working..and i had to change AHCI to IDE..now it feels like i'm using a desktop with penty 4 proc + 256 MB RAM
    is the performance drop this big when one uses IDE mood?? or is it a hard disk/mobo prob??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Unless you have marked your USB drive as an active partition, simply extracting the ISO won't help.
    Honestly speaking I just formatted my USB stick, copied the Windows content and then rebooted using the "Boot from USB" option and then went on to installing. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    Honestly speaking I just formatted my USB stick, copied the Windows content and then rebooted using the "Boot from USB" option and then went on to installing. :/
    uhu it won't work in most cases.
    usb key needs to be bootable.

    and maximum pc's link is pretty good u can follow that.

    why xp now? :\
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    It worked because you had it marked as an active partition previously. Rufus does this very efficiently and is not even 512 KB in size, I don't see the point in going through so much effort some of the others are suggesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    It worked because you had it marked as an active partition previously. Rufus does this very efficiently and is not even 512 KB in size, I don't see the point in going through so much effort some of the others are suggesting.
    Why does the USB drive need to be "active"d? Because it's extended/ logical partition or something?
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    thanks everyone..i finally installed win 7 pro from usb drive..
    i used the ms win 7 usb tool..it was really easy and slow

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    how do i close this thread?? i remember OP could close his own thread :S
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    I believe that option is for the Shop section only.
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