Creating a bootable USB drive for Windows 7 installs

  1. Insert your thumb drive.  Open explorer right click on it and go to format.  Make sure your drive is larger than 3gb and use format using NTFS.
  2. Download mrbwiz http://mbrwizard.com/ Extract it wherever you want.
  3. Open a command prompt and browse to the mbrwiz directory.
  4. Run this command mbrwiz /list Note the number of your USB disk.
  5. Now run this command mbrwiz /disk=X /active=1 Where X is your drive number from step 4.
  6. Now change your directory on your command prompt to the Windows 7 CD.  Then browse to the boot directory.
  7. Type in this command bootsect /nt60 Y: Where Y: is the drive letter of your USB drive.
  8. Now copy all the files from your windows 7 DVD to the USB drive.  This should be around 3GB.
  9. Now set your computer that you want to install Windows 7 to USB priority.
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