Installing Windows 2008 via USB thumbdrive


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24 Responses

  1. aneesh says:

    hi i am using a toshiba m30 laptop.the strip wire of the dvd drive is broken so it doesnt will the vista setup will load up when i boot from the usb.does it workon external harddirves…reply soon

  2. george says:

    error comes up while trying to copy 'the target volume does not support symbolic links'

  3. chaminda says:

    thanks..i installed win 2008 R2 in my HP prolian DL360 server trough USB as i dont have DVD player./
    thanks again

  4. knightman says:

    This worked great. Thanks.

  5. EAXT says:

    Thanks for the info. This worked great!

  6. monaro800 says:

    Thumb Drive is not listed on DiskPart under XP, but same result can be achieved using Disk Manager in the Computer Manager.

    Works Great Though.

  7. Eric Barb says:

    Very helpful thanks! Helped when my cd drive crapped out!

  8. Tobi says:

    Works good, just a tip:

    use format "fs=fat32 quick" instead if "format fs=fat32", this is much faster on larger drives.

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