Bootable USB device (Windows 7 Install).

Posted on 2013-05-28
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Last Modified: 2013-06-03
Hello EE,

I have a bootable USB devices that installs the Windows 7 OS on systems. It boots up in WinPE and launches a MDT task that installs the OS and other business application.
I need to duplicate this USB device but had no Luck. I tried copying all the files from one device to the other.
Then I tried making the USB device active then ran BOOTSECT /NT60 and copied all the files and that still didn’t work.

Anyone know what I'm missing?
Question by:AnthonySmithMCP
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You would need to create an image of the USB device (is it a disk or memory stick btw) and restore that image onto another USB device. How was the USB device created that you use?
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by:Christopher McKay
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You need to clone, rather than copy files, there are a few options for cloning drives, here's some:


Hope this helps!



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AnthonySmithMCP earned 0 total points
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I was able to correct this on my own. I didn't set the USB device to boot correctly. I was using the BOOTSECT /NT60 command from the wrong path. I also used this website as a reference.

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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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I was able to resolve this on my own.

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I didnt mean to close this question.

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I was able to answer this on my own

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