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  1. Right after i crated the usb when i restarted the laptop it didn't won't to boot from usb. Then i turn off the laptop and when i start it again it booted from the usb and the installation begun so i guess the installation usb is ready to use.

    I haven't installed windows 7 so far. Do i have to be careful for something that can go wrong. My hard drive has 3 partitions and i am running now win xp. I will install win 7 on C partition and my main concern is to not lose the data that i have on other two partitions if something goes wrong.

  2. No, completely different. Vista and above are "Setup from USB" aware, to say so, source is copied unmodified and the only task is to launch bootmgr somehow. 2000/XP/2003 are not and lots of "cheats" are used to make it "USB setup" friendly.

    So, is it possible to create installation usb for win 7 with WinSetupFromUSB? If i try to copy the source files to the usb the process stops somewhere in the beginning.

  3. Text mode uses iastor7.sys, during PNP detection in GUI mode iastor.inf is read and it references iastor.sys, not iastor7.sys, setup prompts where the file is.

    It doesn't prompt to the right directory. It shows this path:


    if i remember correctly.

    But when i click OK it doesn't install the driver because i guess the driver is not there. And i have to browse for the driver on the usb drive.

    I am using the second method when integrating the driver packs with DriverBase and i integrate all packs available. I hope this is the right method.

  4. Do you think it is a good idea to install windows with all drivers and programs i need and make a backup on the whole "C" partition and when i have to reinstall the windows just to restore the partition?

    Or it is better when i have to reinstall windows to delete and format the partition and make a clean install?

    Also, is it possible to integrate in the source windows files installation files of programs and during the installation to have option to choose which programs i want to be installed?

  5. Well, i may missed the importance of this driver but i am just an average windows user. It would be good if there was a simple tutorial with screenshots, since installing windows from usb is quite different than installing from CD.

    I integrated driver packs first in the source on my PC and them copy the files on the USB. So, may be if this driver is not installed automatically this is because of the program DriverPacks BASE.

    I will try to integrate with nLite only the mass storage driver pack and see if the driver will be installed.

    Do i risk to damage the usb drive if i reformat it too often?

  6. I manage to install it from the second try. It seems i have done everything correctly with creating the installation USB. Just the first time when it started installing devices i received a message for missing iaStor.sys driver on Intel Matrix Storage Manager. I couldn't find it so i decided it will not be fatal if i not install it so i think this error was due to this driver. Second time i found the driver somewhere on the USB and install it and the windows loaded normally.

    But i don't understand why the setup process didn't install this driver automatically. I integrated all driver packs available with the program DriverPacks BASE.

    My other question is about the driver packs. I saw that during the installation process the driver packs were decompressed. Do you know in which directory these files are decompressed? I guess i don't need them any more and i want to delete them. I want to free space from my drive.

  7. I don’t think the reason is the windows xp copy I am using. I test it on virtual machine and it was working fine. I can’t see what error it shows. Before it crash it shows a blue screen but only for part of the second so I can’t see what is the error message.

    If I want to try another copy of windows do I have to reformat the usb drive again or I just can delete everything on it and copy the new installation files?

    I already installed my old copy of windows xp from CD because I couldn’t get it work with the installation from usb, but this trial and error thing is too time consuming.

  8. I have problem installing windows xp from usb. When it finish the installation just before to start the operation system it starts cycling. It loads from BIOS, then I see the screen that appears when pressing F8 for safe mode, I choose the option to start windows xp normally. It loads the logon screen and then crashes and return back from the beginning. It can’t start the operation system. Any idea why this is happening?

  9. When I start the windows xp installation it reaches the moment when I have to format the “C” partition but it doesn’t recognize the partitions on my laptop, only shows the installation usb as a partition. Why this happening?

    Also in the beginning when it boots from the usb I see this messages:

    First part of Windows xp Professional setup

    Second part of Windows xp Professional setup

    I don’t know if this is normal.

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