USB Boot Disk

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi , I am trying to create a USB boot disk to install Windows on one of my computer.
I know there is a bunch of post online that explain how to do it , but so far I was unsuccesful.
I am trying to install windows 2008 on a machine that doesn't have a DVD Drive , and the file size (ISO) is 936 so that doesn't feet on a regular CD.
I was able to have a bootable USB , but it doesn't lauch my installation disk
Can someone help me on Making my USB drive (16GB) act has an installation Disk.
Question by:taverny
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    And look for the Install XP from USB topic

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    Thank you guys for your post:
    mvgeertruyen, I download the Windows PE tools and I am at the step to diskpart, Unfortunately I don't see my disk listed when I do list disk, how can I make it showing.

    the steps are showned for Windows XP installation, I still tried to follow the step but when choosing the source file for the windows 2008 it gives me an error that Dosnet.inf not found.

    Do you have other ideas . or a step by step guide to accomplish this task.
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    Ignore my advice on the Windows XP.  I didn't see you were installing 2008.

    Can you check and see that your USB drive is viewable in Windows?

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    Yes my USB drive is viewable in Windows
    Well, I figured it out , I actually used my Vista computer and was able to do it from there with no trouble.
    from my windows XP it was unsuccessful. here is the link that I followed:

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