Using Rufus vs Win Tool Kit


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    Using Rufus vs Win Tool Kit


    In trying to create a bootable USB drive, I was leaning towards using Win Tool Kit mainly because of a YT video tutorial by Britec. Come to find out it is payware,I believe,where Rufus is free. What I want to do is add drivers and Windows Updates to the folder that contain my Win7 ISO, via slipstreaming. Will the ISO have the necessary files/folders that will allow a boot to a new unused HD, or will I have to add those? Can I accomplish the same end result using Rufus that Win Tool Kit would accomplish? I saw a tutorial somewhere on these forums about Rufus but my search to find it has not been successful.

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    New hard drives don't need a spastic driver installed manually
    All that is required is that it is connected and the installer will 9 times out of 10 see it and boom install on it :)

    Rufus is fine to create the installation media.
    USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    miata54 said:
    In trying to create a bootable USB drive, I was leaning towards using Win Tool Kit mainly because of a YT video tutorial by Britec. Come to find out it is payware,I believe,where Rufus is free. What I want to do is add drivers and Windows Updates to the folder that contain my Win7 ISO, via slipstreaming. Will the ISO have the necessary files/folders that will allow a boot to a new unused HD, or will I have to add those? Can I accomplish the same end result using Rufus that Win Tool Kit would accomplish? I saw a tutorial somewhere on these forums about Rufus but my search to find it has not been successful.

    Thanks

    Hi there
    as TthrashZone mentions Rufus will work fine

    BUT : Ist

    1) extract the original ISO via some sort of program for reading ISO's
    2) copy appropriate files to relevant area in the extracted directory
    3) re-create the ISO via whatever program you have --things like imageburn I think are free and can create ISO's -- remember you want a DATA ISO not a DVD type one.
    4) with the new ISO create a bootable rufus usb drive

    Should work fine
    If you remember an old program back in XP days called nLite --it used to do the same for slipstreaming drivers / service packs (remember those !!) and removing features before install.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    miata54 said:
    In trying to create a bootable USB drive, I was leaning towards using Win Tool Kit mainly because of a YT video tutorial by Britec. Come to find out it is payware,I believe,where Rufus is free. What I want to do is add drivers and Windows Updates to the folder that contain my Win7 ISO, via slipstreaming. Will the ISO have the necessary files/folders that will allow a boot to a new unused HD, or will I have to add those? Can I accomplish the same end result using Rufus that Win Tool Kit would accomplish? I saw a tutorial somewhere on these forums about Rufus but my search to find it has not been successful.

    Thanks

    Wrong forum - go to Sevenforums.
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