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How to make Windows 7 bootable from USB flash stick drive?

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I have captured the working Windows 7 on my PC with Imagex utility of the WAIK and named this image as boot.wim. Then I "generalized" it with sysprep just in case. Now I want to boot that "universal" Windows PE from an USB flash stick drive. I have mounted Windows PE with Power ISO on virtual drive and then have copied its content to USB flash drive. Now I am going to replace original boot.wim on USB flash drive to boot.wim, created by imagex. Would it be working? If not, please explain me how to perform my task?
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by:Jason Watkins
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Windows 7 will not run from a USB flash drive. Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise edition will with Windows-To-Go.
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You need to install win 7 in usb drive before you can boot and run from it.

http://reboot.pro/topic/10126-nt-6x-fast-installer-install-win7-directly-to-usb-external-drive/
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