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Vista off of USB

By ikesmasher
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. If i had a 2GB usb drive, and a PC that can boot from it, could i put the vista installer on it so i could select the "repair" function?
     
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Use WinSetupFromUSB

    Can boot XP, Vista, 7, Linux, Bart PE among others.
     
  3. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +46

    I don't know, this type of question probably isn't a real big deal for most people. But when people start asking questions about if it's 'ok" and or "possible" to put any component of Windows on anything other than the installation CD that came with the O.S., this line of questioning makes me kind of suspicious.

    My advise...................."walk softly my friend, walk softly"!
     
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,561   +862

    Oh i know. I hate having to resort to it, hhaa. but in a previous thread as i stated this laptop has had the crap beat out of it and i dont have a working DVD drive..So thanks, ill do that!
     
  5. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    It's a good idea to have a bootable USB. I myself having a netbook saves me the hassle of borrowing a DVD drive just to repair an NTLDR is missing.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,561   +862

    Can i delete any files to reduce the CD size to below 2 GB to fit on my flash drive, as im not installing it, im just repairing? or does the setup check everything beforehand?
     
  7. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Repair Disc iso for Vista around 200 MB, Windows 7 is about 140 MB, plus RC for XP and a lightweight Linux will fit on a 2 Gig flash drive.

    Search for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset and DL the iso.
     
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,561   +862

    I cant seem to find a DL. could you perhaps provide a link? thanks
     
  9. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

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