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When I boot to my USB Flash Drive that the Windows Upgrade Manager created, I get the installation process. However, when I reach the part where I select where I want to install, I get a message sayin

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It appears that you have confused the Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. They are not backwards compatable.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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  • JOman Mied Jan 20, 2013

    I know they aren't backwards compatible. I copied my W7 OS to my partition, hoping I could boot it up and then install W8 right from there as I found out that my copy of W8 was only an upgrade. I want to keep my W7 so I can ease myself into W8 instead of going straight in. The problem, though, is that I can't boot into my copied OS. And using the USB installer doesn't help because it won't recognize my partition as having the OS on it or as being clean when the partition was unformatted. Please help!!!

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    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 21, 2013

    Try INSTALLING the operating system onto that drive rather than copying it.

  • JOman Mied Jan 21, 2013

    My computer came pre-loaded with W7. I don't have an installation CD. My only option was to copy. Leigh, do you have any idea on how I could copy my MBR over? That might help with the booting issue.

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 21, 2013

    In my opinion you are getting involved with details that probably won't come out clean as you would like them to be. Please just buy a Windows 7 disk or download the data to your own disk!

  • JOman Mied Jan 21, 2013

    Okay... I guess I will have to try other options... Silly me, thinking that Microsoft would provide the whole W8 OS thru download :P I hate upgrades. I suppose I will have to buy the full W8 on Disc. Oh well. BTW, Leigh, why do you say, " the data to your own disk?" I never mentioned anything along the lines of pirating W7 from someone else's machine :O Anyway, thx for the help, mate!


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you can do a clean install from your usb. i use this setup for all my flash drive boots.
WinSetupFromUSB - Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive

This guide will show you, how to use WinSetupFromUSB to create a bootable USB Flash Drive including all Windows source files, plus the following installation of Windows XP. Compare to the different USB_Multiboot versions, WinSetupFromUSB comes with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and is in my opinion easier to use.

Here you can get the latest version of the program and you will also find many detailed informations about WinSetupFromUSB.

I've tested this guide with a 32-bit version of Windows XP and a 64-bit version of Windows Vista and it worked flawlessly.

All you need is:

a USB Flash Drive with at least 1GB of storage
the original Windows XP Setup CD

If you use nLite to slim down your version of Windows XP, please keep the following in mind:
DO NOT remove "Manual Install and Upgrade"
under Operating System Options!

I also recommend to integrate Service Pack 3 into your Windows XP source files.
1. Preparations

Download and install WinSetupFromUSB. Default installation path is C:\WinSetupFromUSB.

Create a new folder with the name WINXPCD in the root directory of drive C:\ and copy all files from your Windows XP Setup CD into this folder. Depending on your version of Windows XP, the content of C:\WINXPCD should look approximately like this:

Content of WINXPCD

The following files will show you, which Service Pack is already integrated into your CD:

WIN51IC.SP1, Sevice Pack 1
WIN51IC.SP2, Sevice Pack 2
WIN51IC.SP3, Sevice Pack 3

2. Start WinSetupFromUSB

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and start WinSetupFromUSB. It should show up under USB Disk Selection :

WinSetupFromUSB - main window
3. Select your Source Path

Click on Browse under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source and navigate to the folder with your Windows XP Source Files. It should be C:\WINXPCD:

Browse to Folder

Click OK and C:\WINXPCD should show up under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source :

WinSetupFromUSB - source path
4. Format USB Flash Drive

PeToUSB or HP Format Tool are used to format the USB Flash Drive. There is no need to download these programs seperately as they are already included in WinSetupFromUSB.

USB Flash Drives up to 2GB should be formatted with PeToUSB in FAT16, USB Flash Drives with 4GB or more with HP Format Tool in FAT32.

I will use PeToUSB to format my Kingston Data Traveler with 2GB.

In the main window of WinSetupFromUSB click PeToUSB under Format target using to start the program. The USB Flash Drive should show up under Destination Drive. Check USB Removable, Enable Disk Format and Quick Format. Uncheck Enable File Copy under File Copy Options :


Click Start and answer the following two questions "Continue?" with Yes.
All existing volumes and data will be lost!

If everything goes well, the message "Operation Completed Successfully!" should appear. Click OK and close PeToUSB.

The process with HP Format Tool is similar.
5. Copy Windows XP Source Files

To start the process of copying the Windows XP source files to the USB Flash Drive, click GO in the main window of WinSetupFromUSB. Depending on the write speed of your USB Flash drive it may take a while to copy all files.

WinSetupFromUSB - file copy

At the end the following notice about the Windows installation process should be displayed:

WinSetupFromUSB - notice

Click OK and close WinSetupFromUSB with EXIT.
6. Windows Installation - Part 1

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and turn on the computer. Press ESC at the boot screen and you will be able to select the USB Flash Drive as your boot device from the boot menu.
The ESC key is used by ASUS for the Eee PC series.
Other manufacturers may use other keys, e.g. F8 or F12.

After booting from USB Flash Drive, the following menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the Text mode part of setup. During this part you can create, delete and format partitions and finally the setup files are copied to your hard disk. At the end the system will restart automatically.
7. Windows Installation - Part 2

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the GUI mode part of setup. During this part you will be asked for your product key, timezone, usernames and other necessary informations. At the end the system will restart automatically.
8. Windows Installation - Part 3

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to Start Windows for the first time. The Windows installation process will be finished and finally the Windows Desktop will appear.
DO NOT disconnect the USB Flash Drive too early!

At next startup you can boot into Windows from your hard disk.

After successsful installation, the following boot menu will always be displayed during startup:
Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

If you don't plan to use the repair option and want to boot directly into windows, you have to do the following:

Open the file boot.ini in the root directory of drive C:\ with Notepad:
[Boot Loader]timeout=30
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Delete the following line:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
DO NOT delete the wrong line!
Your computer may not boot the next time!

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will not be displayed.

If you want to keep the repair option, you can reduce the time to display the operating system options from 30 to 5 seconds:
[Boot Loader]

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will be displayed only 5 seconds.

gd luck

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MultiBoot USB Flash - Survival Guide

Grub4DOS is a boot manager
that can be easily installed to a USB flash.
It allows booting multiple operating systems
from a simple graphical user interface.


1.) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 or NTFS filesystem. (Windows)
Download and start HPUSBFW.EXE )
-REMINDER!!! all data will be deleted on the USB flash-

1.a) Download necessary files
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1

1.b) Extract the downloaded zip files into separate folders.
For example:
Grub4DOS to C:Grub4DOS
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1 to C:
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1

If your flashdrive is not already plugged into the computer, plug it in now.

2.a) The next step is to run the Grub4DOS Installer.
Browse to the Installer's unzipped folder using Windows Explorer.

2.b) Run the grubinst_gui.exe program (Windows XP)
Right-click on grubinst_gui.exe Run as administrator (Windows 7)


2.c) Once the program is started, select the Disk option,
then click the Disk Refresh button and then select
your flashdrive from the dropdown box.
IMPORTANT:If you accidentally select the wrong drive,
you may not be able to boot your system without doing a boot repair.

2.d) Now click the Part List Refresh button,
then the dropdown box and finally select the Whole disk (MBR) option

2.e) Click the Install button to install Grub4DOS to the MBR
of the flashdrive.
Hopefully, you'll get the message that the installation was successful.

3.) The next step is to copy the grldr file to the flashdrive's
root folder.Using Windows Explorer, browse to the folder
where you unzipped
the Grub4DOS program and copy the file to the flashdrive.

3.a) Grub4DOS is now installed on the flashdrive.

4.)Download file

4.a)You need to copy the menu.lst file to USB Flash

4.b)Create a folder Boot on a USB flash drive.
in this folder create new folders

4.c) Download file

4.d) On USB flash-open the folder Boot
Within-we see Splash folder. Copy the file Snaiya into it.

5.) Add Puppy Linux on a multiboot USB flash


5.a) Download the Puppy ISO image

5.b) Create a folder Puppy on a USB flash drive.

5.c) Take from the downloaded ISO, file
PUP_420.SFS (from the folder Puppy)
Rename it to pup_420.sfs
and copy it to
USB flash.

5.d) Copy all other files from the downloaded ISO (from the folder Puppy)
to the folder /Boot/Puppy/ (Create a folder on a USB flash)

5.e) In the menu.lst add a:

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

5.f) Preserve the changes and now menu.lst looks like this:

gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/Splash/Snaiya
timeout 30
default 0

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

title Boot from CD-rom
cdrom --init
map --hook
chainloader (cd0)

title ShutDown PC

title Reboot PC

5.g) Puppy on our MultibootUSB flash-is ready for operation.
(Now we can restart our computer and see how it looks and works)

Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.

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Installing Windows from flash drive-part II

Follow the next steps:
1. This step is mandatory. Through all the following process do not close the application. Close them if specified;
2. Create a folder and copy the 3 archives from above in that folder. (it is preferably to be close to the root; e.g. c:\XP USB);
3. Extract the content of and archives to the folder you just created;
4. Copy PeToUSB exe file to USB_prep8 folder
5. Enter the USB_prep8 folder, look for the usb_prep8.cmd and run it;
6. A black and ugly window will pop up. Press any key to continue. Here is the window that will pop up:
7. The result is the opening of the PetoUSB application:
8. All the settings are made. You only have to press Start. The application will format the USB stick and made it bootable. After completing the process do not close the application;
9. Extract the content of archive;
10. Open the Command prompt (CMD). To enter the cmd, enter the Start menu- Run- type cmd. Or press Win key + R to open the Run window;
11. In the console use the CD command (Change Directory). Go to the folder that contains bootsect.exe file. If you followed step 1 the command is much more simple: c:\XP USB\bootsect;
12. Now you are in the specified folder. Type “bootsect.exe /nt52 I:”, where I: is the drive letter of the USB stick. Open a Windows Explorer or My Computer and check the drive letter of your USB flash and replace the “I:” letter with your drive letter. If it's not working close the window where you checked the letter of the drive.
af0fc89.jpg13. The result will be the update of Fat file system necessary for the boot from the USB stick. Now you finally transformed the USB stick into a Bootable USB Stick. Now you can close the following window and PeToUSB application.
9e151ee.jpg14. You will have in front of your eyes the following windows. If not press Enter. After the option list appeared, choose the following in the order:
a) Choose option no. 1 than browse the installation CD of Windows
b) Option 2- pick an unallocated drive letter. For example you can pick T (it is unlikely to be already chosen)
c) Option 3- pick the letter assigned for your USB Stick (in my case I)
d) Option 4 starts the process. When asked if you want to format the drive choose”Yes”, than “Press any key to continue”. The process needs some more confirmations, so stay close to your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes. It depends on transfer rate of the flash drive and the speed of the optical drive.
dc74600.jpg15. The worse passed. Now you have to confirm the deactivation of the temporary drive T: and to close all the windows. The XP USB stick is ready for use. You just have to install the operating system on your desktop or laptop PC

Now here are the steps for installing Windows from your fresh USB Boot Stick.
· Plug in the flash drive
· Check the Boot Order from the Setup(Bios) and set the Removable drive as first and the Hard Disk as second.
· Even so, there are cases when you have to enter the Boot Menu as soon you turn on your computer. (for EEE PC is ESC, for Toshiba is F12). From now on select Removable Drive or USB and the proper device.
· You will see that the menu is slightly different from the classic Windows XP installation menu, but it is not complicated.
· Pick option 1: “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP...”.Now the first part of the installation process is completed, the one in text mode. After the file copying process completes, the computer restarts, but you have to boot again from your Bootable USB flash drive. Now you have to choose option 2: “GUI Mode Setup Windows XP...”. From now on until the final steps of the installation process you have to choose Option 2.
And this is it

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Windows 7 Build 7600 by default will not allow you to do an upgrade install.
This how to will describe the process needed to upgrade from Windows 7 Build 7100 to Windows 7 Build 7600 with out doing a clean install.

Windows 7 Build 7600 by default will not allow you to do an upgrade install.
This how to will describe the process needed to upgrade from Windows 7 Build 7100 to Windows 7 Build 7600 with out doing a clean install.
Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).

Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad
Modify the MinClient build number to a value of 7100.0
Save the file in place with the same name
Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.
bootable USB guide, here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.
1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
DISKPART and hit enter.
LIST DISK and hit enter.

Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.
4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
(Format process may take few seconds)

Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.
5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.
6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.
You are done with your bootable USB.

You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).
Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.
Create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on removable media

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Windows8 back to Windows7?

Unfortunately you cannot uninstall Windows 8 and go back to Windows 7 but you can:
a) Reinstall Windows 7 from the recovery media (DVD or USB flash drive)
b) Reinstall Windows 7 by using Advanced recovery methods
For option a:
Turn off your PC
Turn it on, keep pressing F12 before Windows logo ( you do that when you see the manufacturer's logo not the Windows logo)
After that you should see a boot-menu
Insert the disk
Select and press Enter on the option to boot from CD/DVD
Then click on Install now and follow the instructions
To remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7, you'll have to deal with the partitions**
For option b (it's only possible if you have created a recovery image of your system before Windows 8 upgrade):
Do what's in the images:
To get to this screen go to Control Panel and search recovery
In this image you see 2 types of recovery options, as you know we are on the option b), so you'll need to choose the first type of recovery options Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer.***

**You'll need to make an unallocated space to which you're going to install Windows 7 in.
***This option is only usable if you have created a system image before upgrading to Windows 8.

Note that both of these processes may result in data loss, so please be sure to backup all of your data.

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How to hack Windows password on your netbook / laptop using a USB Flash drive

Last week when my friend bought a Windows XP installed netbook, he created a complex Windows login password to bolster the privacy of his netbook. Unfortunately, he couldn't remember the spelling of his own password the next day and was unable to use his netbook. I suggested Windows Password Key 8.0 to reset the password and start using his netbook again. Let’s find out more about Windows Password Key 8.0.
Windows Password Key 8.0 is a useful application, which can be used to reset the Windows login password on your netbook with the help of USB flash drive. Windows Password Key 8.0 is compatible with all versions of Windows.
However, your netbook must have minimum system requirements to enable Windows Password Key 8.0 to reset your Windows login password. First, your Windows must be installed in a FAT-16, FAT-32 or NTFS partition and you must also have bootable USB flash drive to reset the password.
You'll need to install Windows Password Key 8.0 on any other Windows PC, which is accesible to you. Once the installation is complete, Windows Password Key 8.0 will launch on the screen.
In the Windows Password Key 8.0 window, you'll need to select the existing Windows Password Key 8.0 image, which is ideally located as a default option under ‘Choose the existing windows password key 8.0’.

Select the option ‘USB Flash Drive’ and insert your USB flash drive in the USB port. After you insert the USB flash drive, select it from the drop down list and click the ‘Burn’ button.

When the ‘burning’ process starts, Windows Password Key 8.0 extracts the ISO image and copies the necessary Windows files to your USB flash drive.

Now you can insert your newly created USB flash drive into your netbook port, and then reboot your operating system. Be sure to change your netbook set up to make it boot from your USB flash drive.
When your operating system boots from your USB flash drive, the Windows Password Key 8.0 will initialize on your netbook screen. You need to select ‘Windows installation to be processed’ and then select the user, whose password you need to reset by typing the number associated with it, followed by the ‘ENTER’ key.

In the next screen, type ‘Y’ followed by ‘ENTER’ to reset a new password.
After you reset a new password, remove the Windows Password Key 8.0 bootable USB flash drive and restart your netbook to log in using your new password.
It is always a good practice to set up a simple password for our windows login. Although we have utility applications like Windows Password Key 8.0 for our rescue, it becomes a tedious task to reset password, especially when you are travelling with important documents on your netbook.

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Dont work and dont format

When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved. Cause, there is damage to the partition table

1. Save the data. To saved data, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery software.
2. After the data is saved, to fix the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)

How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system
Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install
Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extrack

How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility

Win XP, first way:

Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

Win XP, second way:

Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

For Win Vista & 7
, first way:
Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win Vista & 7, second way:
Insert the flash drive -
double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.

How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston


Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish

Hope it helps

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How to boot my laptop into usb drive

You have not specified your operating system. However I will explain how to do it with windows 7. First you have to create a bootable flash drive. Do it as follows
Format USB flash drive to NTFS format(For Win XP only. Vista users can directly format the USB drive to NTFS format) In your Windows, go to Control panel -> system -> hardware -> Device manager.
Under the disk drives section, right click on the USB storage drive and select Properties.
device-properties.pngGo to the Policies tab, select optimize for performance. Click OK.
device-policy.pngOpen your Windows Explorer, you should see the USB storage drive in the inventory. Right click and select Format. Select NTFS from the drop down bar. Click Start.
format-ntfs.pngFor Windows XP,
Download MBRWizard. Extract the zipped files to your desktop.
Open a command prompt (Start -> Program -> Accessories -> Command Prompt).

cd Desktop/MBRWiz2.0/
MBRWiz /list
Record the USB flash drive disk number
mbrwiz-list.pngMake the USB drive active.

mbrwiz /disk=X /active=1
For Windows Vista,
On the Start menu, navigate to the command prompt entry. Right-click and select Run as administrator.

list disk
Record the disk number of your USB flash drive.
vista-diskpart.pngSelect the USB disk.

select disk X (X is the drive number of the USB flash drive)
List the current partition. Record the partition number.

list partition
Select the current partition and make it active.

select partition Y (Y is the partition number of the USB flash drive)
list-partition-vista.png Creating bootable USB flash driveDownload Windows 7 iso (32-bit) file to your desktop (The download link is no longer valid).
Download and install WinRAR.
Right-click on the Windows 7 iso file and select Extract files. Extract the files to a folder (you can name the folder any name you want, but for illustration purpose, I name it win-7) in your desktop.
extract-win-7.pngIn your command prompt, cd to the windows 7 folder.

cd Desktop/win-7 (Change the destination to the folder that you have extracted)
cd boot
bootsect /nt60 X: (X is the drive latter of your USB drive )
bootsect-success.pngNow, copy all the files from the Windows 7 folder to the USB flash drive.
Reboot the computer. Remember to change the first boot device to your USB drive in the BIOS.
You should be able to install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive now.

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I forgot my admin password. what can i do?

You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called
Windows Password Recovery 6.0

Get started with this 3 simple steps:
Step 1 - Download windows password recovery utility and install it.
Step 2 -Burn your Windows Password Reset CD:
To burn your CD, you'll need a blank CD-R and the .ISO file of Windows Password Reset.
Step 3 - Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows password.
hope this helps
UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair, restore, or diagnose almost any computer problem also has a bios reset tool which can remove your password and bios password
you will have to burn it to a disk as an ISO then you will have to boot from the disc During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have removed your password you will have change fist boot back to your hard drive) Hope this helps

Mar 29, 2011 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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How can i break up my xpwindow password

You can use some Windows password Recovery to reset your password:

1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download windows Password recovery software and install it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD or a USB flash drive.

2. Get out the newly created CD/USB and insert it to the locked computer.

3. re-booted the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your computer's Setup to make it boot from CD drive or USB drive) and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.

4. Setting new windows password.

Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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