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What is the easiest way to install windows 7 from usb thumbdrive? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to install windows 7 from usb thumbdrive? [duplicate]

Well, I tried searching and nothing came up. Hopefully this is not a repeat question but...

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The stick has to be formatted by Windows Vista or 7 to have the proper boot sector that will load the modern bootloader and not the old ntldr. If you only have an XP machine or similar old available there is a bootsect.exe tool on the DVD image that can write a new bootsector to a partition to make it boot either old-style or new-style.