i used MagicISO to rip a standard .iso file off my retail Win 7 x64 Ult disc first (this avoids having to do the xcopy part), then tried the MS USB Download tool, kept erroring out...saying it couldnt use that USB device....so i followed your instructions above to format and partition and make it active, then using the MS tool again pointed it at the same iso and same USB device (which changed from H to I when i assigned it btw) and now it works greatThere's a slightly longer way to do this using the dispart command and just a few more commands, I read it in CPU, and works fine with no errors.
From Vista/Win7 Command prompt
- list disk
- select disk 3 (or one that is the flash USB)
- create partition primary
- list partition (just to check there is only one parition)
- select partition 1 (should be the only one)
- format fs=fat32
Copying the files:
xcopy e:\*.* /s /e /f f:\ (where e is your dvd drive and f is your flash drive)
I know its not as short, but an alternative way, none the less.
thanks for the info