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  1.    25 Jun 2015 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    That's why I do it with diskpart, my thumb drives are good for both legacy and UEFI.
    select disk #
    clean
    etc.
    I'm going to suggest an amendment to that:
    select disk #
    detail disk
    clean
    etc.

    "detail disk" doesn't change anything, but gives a bunch of information about the disk you just selected. The idea is to use that to double-check that the disk you're about to "clean" is the right disk!
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  2.    25 Jun 2015 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I'm going to suggest an amendment to that:
    select disk #
    detail disk
    clean
    etc.

    "detail disk" doesn't change anything, but gives a bunch of information about the disk you just selected. The idea is to use that to double-check that the disk you're about to "clean" is the right disk!
    Feel free, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html Option two. Looks like I left out "List disk" then select the one that's your thumb drive. I just clipped and pasted in a hurry. When I sit down and do it myself It's just second nature now. I don't even have to think about it.
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  3.    26 Jun 2015 #33
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    Windows installation on a micro SD would be smaller than postage stamp, easy to mail. Only drawback is that you would need an USB adapter but everybody that has smart phones and mobile devices should have one of those anyway. saved me lot's of time and aggravation.
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  4.    26 Jun 2015 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Not sure if this is actually a GOOD route -- USB sticks can get accidentally erased - and if they are Non erasable then you have storage / other problems - you don't want to encourage people to create hoards of external media storage devices.

    Downloading an ISO and converting it for Boot on a USB stick via a program like RUFUS is IMO the best way.

    I sometimes like to boot two or three different OS'es from the same USB stick --quite easy with a 16 / 32 / 64 GB stick.

    Here's the link for RUFUS.

    https://rufus.akeo.ie/


    Cheers
    jimbo
    RUFUS??? What is that? I never used or needed it. I just extract(unzip) to the USB... finished. I've always been able to boot to it.
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  5.    26 Jun 2015 #35
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    Probably not on UEFI, you are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    RUFUS??? What is that? I never used or needed it. I just extract(unzip) to the USB... finished. I've always been able to boot to it.
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  6.    26 Jun 2015 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivir2014 View Post
    Probably not on UEFI, you are?
    Oh yes I am. I just only use 3rd party software where it's actually needed. I can set my USB stick up(format) by right clicking it, then just extract to...
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  7.    26 Jun 2015 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Oh yes I am. I just only use 3rd party software where it's actually needed. I can set my USB stick up(format) by right clicking it, then just extract to...
    That won't work for any of my systems here. My thumb drive has to be marked active or my PC's won't boot from it. I also have to use Fat 32 file system or I can't install in UEFI on my wife's Acer laptop. My ASUS laptop is fine with NTFS for UEFI though. My desktops are legacy so either format is good for them. I've just got into the habit of doing them all the same way now via diskpart.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 26 Jun 2015 at 09:06.
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  8.    26 Jun 2015 #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Good idea - I've done that.
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  9.    26 Jun 2015 #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    RUFUS??? What is that? I never used or needed it. I just extract(unzip) to the USB... finished. I've always been able to boot to it.
    I never knew you could do that, Cliff. I've always used Shawn's method and it works great for me.
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  10.    26 Jun 2015 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I never knew you could do that, Cliff. I've always used Shawn's method and it works great for me.
    I think that's one of those YMMV type of deals. Try it and see if it works but don't be surprised if it doesn't. It may depend on how new your motherboard is and how good of a UEFI BIOS you have. Non of my PC's will boot from a thumb drive unless it has an active partition on it. My Wife's Acer is very fussy. If the thumb drive is formatted in NTFS it will not show up in the BIOS boot menu at all.
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