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Hi, I have a computer into which I want to boot without the Hard Drive using a Pen Drive. I tried PortableApps application installed in my 8 GB Flash Drive and unable to boot with it. The Operating System boots normally even if the USB is set as the first boot device. Please advice how I can boot using USB Flash Drive.

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Your pen drive needs a boot sector and an operating system.

1.) Format the Pen Drive using HP format tool found HERE. It's a 2 MB download. There is also a link to Windows98 system files. You need those if you want to boot your computer in MS DOS from your pen drive. The above method will not let you read/write to NTFS drives.

2.) If you want to boot a semi-functional windows from your pendrive you need "BART's PE Builder" found HERE, and a windows instalation CD (the list of supported Windows versions is found on the same site). "Barts pebuilder" is designed to create bootable live windows CD-s for system administrators and "geeks", there is a small .BAT file in it that installs it on your pen drive. Read a few readme files and follow the instructions on the web site.

3.) If you want to boot Linux from your pen drive visit this web site http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

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Have TRANSCEND D33193 4GB pendrive when i plugged it in my PC it is not detected , some one please help me.........


all pen drives are like jokers of a pack of cards....they behave very funny when you need them....
one of the most stupid inventions of the computer world....are these pen drives....
they are very much likely to carry virus from PC to PC....unlike the CD / DVD that cant be written without using a write program.....like Nero etc....CD/DVD disk are write protected by default....but the USB sticks can be used by drag and drop files.....so the virus get in without the user doing anything....
also when you thingk that you are buying a 4 GB pen drive, some times the dulicate are not exactly 4 GB...they are just 1 GB...and show 4GB as capacity...after using for some time they show their real face(1GB) and the drive becomes useless....
To tell you the fac many mfg are packing more and more space into a pen drive...like 32 GB, etc...but actually the physical capacilty is only 2 GB but expanded to 8 Gb / 12 / 16 GB using a compress program....after few uses....that becomes usless.....

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How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive


what if you don’t have DVD-ROM and you are running Windows XP, you might have guessed in this case we can’t install windows 7. Since Windows 7 ISO size is around 2.24 GB so its obvious that you will need to burn windows 7 iso on DVD and another issue is you can’t start windows 7 installation by mounting ISO file on windows XP as Windows XP upgrade to windows 7 is not allowed. In such situation installing windows 7 from USB pen drive is feasible solution.
Here is small guide on how to install windows 7 from USB flash drive or USB pen Drive for Windows XP users.
How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive Requirement:
USB Pen Drive (Min 4 GB)
Windows 7 ISO (32 bit or 64 bit)

MBRwiz Download and Extract it on your hard drive (Diskpart utility for Windows XP doesn’t detect USB drive as Disk hence we need to use this free utility to make bootable USB drive).
1. Connect your USB Flash Drive to your computer Format USB drive
2. To Format USB Flash Drive Go to My Computer -> Right click on USB drive and select Format from context menu.
3. Now go to Start Menu->run->cmd (Open Command Prompt) and Type following command
convert i: /fs:ntfs (Where “I” is your USB drive latter)

4. Mount Windows 7 iso as drive (You can use Freeware MagicDisc download from here).
5. Type Start->run->cmd
Now dir to directory where you have extracted MBRWiz and run following commands

mbrwiz /list (note down disk number of your USB Pen drive)
mbrwiz /disk=X /active=X (X is Disk Number of your USB Drive)
exit
6. Now open another command window and type following command
J: (Drive letter of Windows 7 iso mounted with demon tool)
CD boot
bootsect /nt60 Y: (Y is drive latter of your USB drive )

7. Now copy all files from drive where you have mount Windows 7 iso
8. Now reboot your computer and press F9 to get your BIOS screen and select USB drive as your boot drive.
9. If every thing goes fine, Your Windows 7 Installation should start from your USB drive.

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Trying to back up my computer on the 8 GB flash drive and no idea how to proceed


Hello,
Download the iso file from =http://www.fullandfree.info/software/hirens-bootcd-v100/

Write the iso image from any nerro burner through image recording.All the burner have this option, for image recodrding.

Boot from cd
DONT PANIC follow all the steep It is very simple. (Use the down arrow key.)
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Choice >back up tools >choice drive image > select create image >select your HDD> and choice the pen drive for destination.
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The short answer is NO, because an antivirus software has to function in compliance with a computer's operating system.
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One such software is the U3 Smart compatible software that you must be familiar with since you have a SanDisk flash drive.
There is also the PortableApps brand of software. These run on ANY flash drive, not just the U3Smart ones.

To be able to use them you must install the PortableApps minimal suite. It is a small Operating System (platform) that will handle the applications on the flash drive. And there is one or two PortableApps version of some antivirus software you can use.

In addition to the PortableApps, you have the LiberKey applications. These can run on a Windows computer or from a flash drive.

Click the links above, download and install on your flash drive. You will be able to add compatible software later, including antivirus applications.

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Sir i have purchased 8 gb pen drive on 5-08-09 the problem i am facing is that my pen drive is write protected due to which i am unable to use it and i am also unable to format as it shows write protected...


Try this little nifty application

http://www.mediafire.com/?jzng2omscgf


Open this application before you plug any flash drive into your computer.You can either turn on or off write protection in it.

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