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Old 05-17-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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USB>Windows 7


Is it possible to make a live USB stick from a Windows 7 Home Pro ISO cd working within Ubuntu 14.04?
 
Old 05-17-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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If you mean using an installed Ubuntu to create a bootable windows iso, I doubt it. Unetbootin states on their home page that it won't create windows bootable flash. Not sure about other software.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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maybe this will help.
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...s-Easy-Process
http://askubuntu.com/questions/11688...s-7-iso-to-usb
 
Old 05-17-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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Well, maybe. What exactly do you want to do with it?

The instructions at Microsoft for creating a usb of your windows 7 dvd is all tasks that linux can do.

To make a sort of windows pe such as BartsPE or VistaPE from linux could be done but I doubt anyone bothered to attempt it.

To be clear, Microsoft doesn't support making a live usb for any other use than to install or repair a windows computer.
 
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When reading the posts it actually states to burn the iso which brasero should be able to do.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 05:40 PM   #6
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I've recently found http://www.easy2boot.com/

A utility for windows which creates 'multi boot' USB from iso files

Linux are easy, just drag the iso to the usb device, ( well, the appropriate sub folder )

Windows installs are similar, but fail and ask for usb drivers ...
However, they have a workaround
An exrta utility which creates a partition image from the windows iso.

Also works for uefi mode, but haven't tried myself yet

This can then perform a windows install via the USB without hacking drivers in


Edit;
Ideal for rescue as you can boot antivirus, linux live disks, and utils such as hiren's multi boot.

beats a stack of disks, and much faster...

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:11 PM   #7
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Well, maybe. What exactly do you want to do with it?

The instructions at Microsoft for creating a usb of your windows 7 dvd is all tasks that linux can do.

To make a sort of windows pe such as BartsPE or VistaPE from linux could be done but I doubt anyone bothered to attempt it.

To be clear, Microsoft doesn't support making a live usb for any other use than to install or repair a windows computer.


What exactly do you want to do with it?

Because I have been trying for weeks to set up a vpn tunnel and do not seem to be able to do so at this time. I have been trying to come up with a work around to my problem. Before I joined the Linux family. Life was fine, and Windows 7 permitted me to use Hide My Ass VPN any time I wanted to watch a movie at Netflix. Because all VPN provider have downloads for Windows and not Linux. I have considered dumping Zorin from my computer and installing Windows 7. I have installed Windows 7 in VMbox but it had a hard time maintaining the VPN connection. Of coruse that was two Ubuntu installs ago LOL! It looks like the only option I have is to clone my current Ubuntu to a usb stick. Wipe my hard drive. Install windowns. Re-install Ubuntu. So what do you think? Is there a work around?

Oh! I was trying to load windows on to a live USB so I did not have to install window on my machine.

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Old 05-17-2014, 11:18 PM   #8
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You download to windows, which will place in C:\users>>username>>Downloads
Select iso burn to usbx
 
Old 05-18-2014, 03:47 AM   #9
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You download to windows, which will place in C:\users>>username>>Downloads
Select iso burn to usbx
EDDY, I have no idea what that means. It looks like Windows speak to me.Please expand your explanation.
 
Old 05-18-2014, 07:25 AM   #10
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Yeah Dump Zorin , it is awful

Give Linux Mint a shot.


Anyway, hma software for linux

http://hidemyass.com/vpn/software/linux/

Search term used to find that
"Hidemyass linux"
 
  


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