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USB flash drive support for Windows 98

Q: USB flash drive support for Windows 98

I have a new Windows XP computer that I want to transfer my data from my old computer Windows 98. I have tried using a USB 2.0 flash drive but it does not support Windows 98....only windows 98 SE... Can you tell me if there is a flash drive that does support windows 98? Any help is appreciated.

Preferred Solution: USB flash drive support for Windows 98

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A: USB flash drive support for Windows 98

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two weeks ago i was bought a Fujitsu B series lifebook computer.About 5 days ago I had got that virus stating I had a "processor running at 83 degrees", "hard drive clusters are partly damaged", "must scan to fix this issue", yatta yatta yatta and some other classic virus jive talk i cant remember at this moment. At first it kept bothering me about the scan, then it started popping up 57 windows in short succesion, then i couldnt access my other files, then my desk top went black and was reduced to 4 icons, start menu was obliterated.try combo fix, trend micro, some other reliable programs but i would either down load them and they'd disappear or in the case of combofix it would load then exit out quickly. It reached a point were i just couldn't boot my computer up anymore.NTLDR was missing it said. I am not sure if that virus deleted it or if the computer and its hd were just old and wore out. It was from the flea market.. I cant get past that error msg, there is no flash drive boot up option on this old thing, i have no floppy drive with it, it has no cd rom drive, ive heard the external usb cd rom drive cant be used to boot it up but im not 100 percent sure.Someone else with the same notebook reported that it would not allow usb cd rom drive boot up. I have been told network boot is an option but i was told thats just to access it after its turned on and its not what i think its for. I was told an hd switch was a good option but i dont... Read more

A:"NTLDR is missing" issue with computer featuring no cd rom drive, floppy drive, or flash drive support..

i think im past infected moderator. saying im still in the infection stage is like telling someone with cervical cancer to take the HPV vaccine..

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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When I plug a flash drive into the USB port of my Arris cable modem/wireless router, why does it appear on my Windows 7 computer as a network shared folder ridiculously named with its 63-digit serial number:
...whereas when accessed by Macintosh PCs on the same network,  the same network shared folder correctly appears with my user-specified volume name:
Network\ARRIS-LGW\USBStorage\My 256GB Flash

Arris Techs seem to lack the in-depth knowledge to answer this question....they simply claim it's a Windows problem.

Logic tells me that Windows is demonstrably capable of depicting this kind of NAS by either serial number or volume name - so why would Windows 'decide' to serve up a serial number name to Windows PCs but serve up a volume name to Macs?
Or, is it Arris' own firmware programming that's at 'fault' -  if so, what terminology do I need to use, to properly ask Arris or other manufacturers which of their products depict router-mounted USB devices by their volume names?

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In my PC (Windows 7 Professional - 32 Bit Operatins System - Service Pack 1 installed) whenever I plug in Flash Drive, the system creates short cut for all the folders in the Flash Drive. The folders and its contents are safe.

But I am unable to Safely Dismount the Flash Drive and the system on choosing Eject the Drive will display "This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." message.

If I go through My Computer - Right Click on Flash Drive and then Eject the system shows the following message

"F: is Currently in Use. Save any Open Files on this disc, and then close the files or programs
using the files before trying again. If you choose to continue, the files will be closed, which might cause data to be lost.

Cancel Try Again Continue"

If we choose Continue, system displays "Safe to Remove Hardware".


I am having a laptop with same OS and there when I plug in the flash drive it does not create any short cut and no such problems.

Both the systems are having Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.671.4971 and are upto date on Virus Siglature update.

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format my hard drive for clean install of new windows 10 on flash drive

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I recently purchased a 32 GB San Disk Flash Drive. The security files pre-installed on the drive were junk, and I could not delete them so I formatted the drive to remove them. This cleaned the disk, and it holds data, but I'm not sure if this is part of my problem. I am trying to load my copy of windows 7 onto this disk, and using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, I can select my ISO file, but when I go to select my USB drive, my computer does not recognize the flash drive as a flash drive. Is there a way to change the Flash Drive so Windows will recognize my Flash Drive as removable media? Smaller USB drives still work on my computer, so its not the computer. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Removable Flash Drive Recognized as a Local Disk and not a Flash Drive

Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

You also might check in Device Manager to see if the stick shows up as a USB device, or a hard disk.

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I had a problem with my windows. When ever I plug in my Flash drive (i got a few: kingston data traveller 1gig, pendrive 128mb,etc) onto my usb port. Window will be able to detect the drive had been plug in. I can see the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the right side of my task bar. But i cannot see the drive appearing in "My Computer". If I double click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon and try to view the external drive information, I can see that its already detected and being assign with drive E: . Even if I open a windows explorer and type in E:\ , it will throw me an error "Cannot find 'file:///E:/'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct". But if I were to restart my computer, then i can see it for the first time. If I disconnect it (thru the "Safely Remove Hardware") and plug it back in (or plug another flash drive), I cant see the external drive. Causing I had to restart my computer multiple time a day . Can anyone help me on this?

A:Windows XP Sp2 - My Computer doesnt show flash drive drive

I would be tempted to reload the motherboard chipset drivers. They control the USB I/O and if they are just the default WIndows ones, they may not be 100% OK with the specific motherboard hardware.

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So, I got a RiDATA 32GB flashdrive, FAT32 formatted, when suddenly, all my files went corrupt, then the flashdrive went to Read Only, RAW status. I have tried wiping clean the partition and crating a new partition out of it, but it ultimately failed as the flash drive didn't repair itself after that. This is the same problem that I had in this forum post before:

Stubborn Flash Drive Problem

I was hoping if there is a similar software that can work for this flash drive, if so, I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance

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Im looking for some way to protect my external HDD from infections, and my PC from viruses on other peoples flash drives, is there any good software that can monitor and block USB or not allow stuff to copy itself on its own, or something liek that?


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Anyone out there that has actually used their Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive - did it work?

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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?


Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.


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Hoping someone might be able to shed some light on a recurring problem I'm having. When i fitsy got my new laptop i had couldn't download any programs (itunes, Chrome etc) and no sites with flash content would work (my daughter likes games such as Animal Jam, Moshi Monsters etc). A couple of weeks ago this problem went away for some reason, itunes downloaded and my daughter happily played on her games, youtube and video sites worked, but over the weekend the problem came back. itunes won't sync to my phone and i can't download flash player.
Has anybody else had/solved any similar problems at all?

A:Flash Support

Have you tried here to test Flash:

Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave Player

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Hi I have been using windows xp on my pc and now on my laptop. My problem is that while using the pc I noticed the computer was having issues, so I put my 2 writing programs on a flash drive for safe keeping. That pc has since crashed with the blue screen of death! My laptop also has windows xp and tonight I plugged in the flash drive, saw the file containing the 2 writing programs, but when I tried to open each one I received the message that windows could not open these because it could not find the execu link????? I need this data desperately! Please help! How can I open these without the execu link? I know that's not the precise wording of the message, but hopefully you'll know what I mean.

A:windows xp and my flash drive

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I got a Flash Drive recently, and it won't work on my computer with Windows 98. It came with a disk with the drivers, but it doesn't seem to work. I've installed them, but I can't actually access to drive. It works on other another computer, though.

A:Flash Drive in Windows 98

I recently had the same problem and the flash drive manufacturer walked me through a fix. What brand is the flash drive?

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Which 16GB flash drive do you recommend for Windows To Go? I want to run it at somewhat reasonable speed.

Also, how much is 16GB for a windows installation? Would that be enough for Windows 8 + basic programs (Office, firefox, etc.)?

A:Which USB flash drive for Windows To Go

16GB can be not enough, as right now my windows folder has 16.2GB after 3 days of working on win8.
it is still without any user files, programs etc.
however, wtg seems to support 16GB drives (this is minimal requirement) and i won't expect enough free space after putting whole system on it.

so you will need 32GB drive (at least).
MS is highly recommending USB3

if u looking for a fast and reliable USB2 drive, that have a big chance of handling it, try patriot XPorter series. i',m using them all the time. (the first one that i got was xporter 8gb. its 4 years old now, visited interiors of washing mashine 3 times, dropped from 30meters!, used as pvr etc, still works like new)

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Hello Sevens

I recently started fixing a couple of computers for my stepsister and among them is a Mini-Laptop which has no DVD Drive. Previously I had fixed other Minis with USB Windows, but this time after following all of these steps: Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive it doesn't seem to boot and yes I changed the BIOS to boot from USB first.

I have an 8GB Kingston - Data Traveler Vault Privacy Flash Drive, also in My Computer the Flash Drive shows the Windows 7 icon, but first option is Open not Install which leads me to believe it is something wrong with the bootsect, but Command Prompt said it was successful.

A:Flash Drive USB Windows 7

I recommend using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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Is it possible to load Windows 7 onto a 32GB flash drive and have it boot off there instead of an internal hard drive?

A:Windows 7 on a Flash Drive

Hello oberatixx.


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I am trying to find a way to get Windows 7 to recognize a relatively fast USB 3.0 flash drive (100Mbps read, 70 Mbps write) as a non-removable SSD instead of a removable device. The reason is I only have 1 HD and I'd like to move the paging file to the USB drive, (I'd also like to move the Browser temp file to cut down on R/W on the HD) but Win7 will not allow that as it recogizes the flash drive as removable so it does not show up in the page file configuration window.

The USB flash drive I have is the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTU30G2/16GB.


A:USB 3.0 Flash Drive as SSD in Windows 7

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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?


Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.


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I am trying to update our Windows 7 32bit image to work with the Optiplex 7040 (with a NVMe PCIE SSD). I am trying to inject the following patch using powershell and DISM. kb2990941 but i keep getting the following error. 
?Warning: Add-WindowsPackage Failed. Error Code = 0x80004002?
Here is a link to the KB Article
I also tried doing the injection from the actual PC that has the drive in it (while booted in windows 10 64bit)
Here is the command I used (from an elevated powershell prompt, after mounting the image).
Attatched is a screenshot of the error. (i accedentially tried to inject the 64bit driver the first time so ignore that). 

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This is regarding to below announcement:

We have legacy app which still need flash support after 2020
How can we refrain IE/Edge from disabling flash after 2020?

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I would like to transfer all of the files on 1 flash drive to another flash drive. Dragging them takes too long. Is there a quicker way to transfer the files?

A:Transferring data from 1 flash drive to another flash drive

There really isn't another way to copy them. They have to physically read from one device and write on another. Depending on size of files and how many, it can indeed take a while. The only thing that would speed up the process is if you had USB 3.0 drives. I assume you are using 2.0.

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Hello Windows 8 members.

I'm Trinty from Windows 7 forums (maybe someone knows me).

I installed Windows 8 on VM but I want to install it on my current machine,
dual-boot with Windows 7.

Windows 7 is already installed and there is one problem. I don't have Install CD and Repair CD.
My questions :

1. When I install Win 8 do I need Install CD or Repair CD for Windows 7 (for ex. to repair Bootmgr) ?
2. Can I install Windows 8 from HDD (without using flash drive or DVD) ?
- If answer is yes : How ?
- If answer is no : Can I use Flash Drive 4GB ?

That is all for now.

Please answer soon.
Thanks in advace.
Baltic Trinty (w7 Trinty)

A:Installing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Dual Boot from Flash Drive

Hello Baltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can install Windows 8 with the ISO, DVD, or USB. The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 to dual boot with Windows 7 using either installation media.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Hope this helps,

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I would like to get a disk image from my clean computer onto a Flash Drive for a backup in case it might be needed for a reinstall in the future. What is the easiest way to get it done, for the computer simple minded (me). Thanks. *S

Dell Optiplex 755 Mini Tower Desktop PC
. Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.3GHz
. 160GB / 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
. Windows 7 Home
.Dimension:17.5"L x 7.3"W x 16.1"H, 25

A:Windows 7 USB Flash Drive Backup

I do not think that there is a Flash Drive large enough to do that.
Or do you mean a external USB hard drive?

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I am having a few problems with my new TCI USB 64MB Flash Drive (USB Mass Storage Device). I am running Windows XP Professional on both systems described below.

I know that the device is working, because it works with no problems on my older AcerPower 400mhz (Please see System Specs #2 in my profile) I can read/write to it, no problems occur. TCI Inculded software, I didn't install it and Xp just went alone with no problems, intalled the USB Mass storage, and it works.

I do however have problems with it when I connect it to my Gateway Performance 800mhz, (Please see systems specs #1 in my profile). I tried as I did with me AcerPower, not installing the drivers, but for some reason, XP told my it had errors installing the driver, and the device was not working properly. So I tried installing the TCI inculded software, as instructed, and it nstalls with no problems what so ever, but when i connect the device one of two things happens at random; 1) The device is detected for a short while (5-10 sec, then disappers, so i am not able to use it, and scanning for new hardware does not help. or, 2) The device shows and says it is working fine and appers like it should, but i am unable to read/write to it and the device manager for it says "Satus: Unreadable". I have also tried pluggin it into different USB ports.

I know it is a working USB Flash Drive, because I have NO problems with my AcerPower SE, and its a much much older computer. Windows XP Professional ... Read more

A:USB Flash Drive Problem with Windows XP

Firsthand, i would recommend installing the original chipset drivers from Intel/Gateway. Delete the USB stuff in the Device Manager first, reboot and let XP install new drivers.

There may be some options in BIOS for USB too, like allocating an IRQ that may help.

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Accidentally duplicated. But still not solved. Original is still on the forum dated post 26-Mar-2014 04:00 PM ... Still need and looking for more input. Thanks. *S

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Hi dear
I want to botable windows 7 and 8 on one flash drive Simultaneous, windows 8 is working but the windows 7 selector switch is Inactive
Please help me! how to do

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Yet another lovely problem with 8.1. When I plug in my drive, it shows up in with all of my other drives, and when I double click it to open it, the explorer window freezes, and doesn't unfreeze until I unplug the flash drive. I don't know what went wrong. This is a new problem that just came out of nowhere, and I'm wondering if anyone else is having this issue, and if they know of a solution. Maybe it is a driver issue? I am positive that the drive is fine, because it works on my laptop, and even works on this computer in a linux virtual machine. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Windows 8.1 won't open flash drive...

Hi MattB3692,
Okay these steps could help you:
_Try to change the port is the same thing happening?
_Search for "Device Manager" and expand the "Universal Serial Bus Controller" one do you see and exclamation marks in yellow?
_Can you scan the usb fash drive it may have infected files or virus.
Post back your results.

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Would it be possible to install Windows 7 x64 Ultimate onto my 32GB USB Flash Drive as a portable OS on the go? I'm not talking about creating a Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive as an alternative to a DVD Installation, I'm talking about being able to have Windows 7 x64 Ultimate OS on a USB drive.

I'm asking because I need to be able to have another Windows OS on a separate drive in order for me to be able to Secure Erase my OCZ RevoDrive PCI-E SSD using OCZ Toolbox.

A:Installing Windows 7 on a USB Flash Drive

As far as I'm aware it's not possible and even if it was, performance would be way too slow.

If I'm wrong, the cavalry will be along shortly.

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i know i know... there's tons of threads about making flash drive bootable, put windows 7 onto flash drive and even has a post said ... installing windows 7 onto drive ... but no answer...

i have bootable windows cd a laptop with bootable usb port capability... i am NOT trying to make a bootable windows 7 flash drive...

i am trying to install windows 7 onto this removeable drive so if my hdd really dies, i can just use this flash drive as a hdd to continue do what i am doing light weight computer tasks


A:installing windows 7 onto a flash drive?

I have a flash drive I use to install Win7 but Win7 can not be installed onto a flash drive and run.

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I have a USB flash drive that I had been using with XP. Today, I went to access the files saved on the drive using Windows 7, but The device would not be recognized by my computer. These are the steps I took so far:

Right click computer
open manager
open disk drives
open "generic flash disk usb device"
click driver
click update driver
opt for search automatically
Message displayed "The best driver software for your device is already installed."

But the device is still not recognized, When I go into disk management it indicates that "disk1 removable (E) no media."
But when I go into devices and printers there is a mass storage device icon.

I have the another USB drive (same brand and age as the problematic one) that I've only used with Windows 7 and it works fine.

A:USB flash drive not being detected with windows 7

Welcome srand

Does it still work on the XP computer ? I have seen several flash drives get corrupted from one computer to another. Not sure what has been the actual cause of this problem

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I have an HP laptop which I recently upgraded from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7.

The flash drive (Lexar Firelfy 2GB) I was using on the XP OS can no longer be read under the W7 OS.

Information are stored in it (I am able to access it with computers other than mine), but my computer does not see them.

I have also tried different flash drives with the same results.

Under disk management, my computer detects the flash drive but is unable to read it.


A:Flash Drive not recognized under Windows 7

What do you have the flash drive formatted as? Also, does the flash drive have a letter next to it in disk management?

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Windows 10 does not recognize USB flash drive. Not universally. It is only a couple of flash drives. I think the flash drive quit or ??? The system recognizes that the drive is attached and responds but does not open for use. I think I reformatted one of the flash drives to FAT. Most of my flash drives are OK, along with external drives, printers, etc. I've also tried plugging into different USB ports. This is an irritation issue but not disastrous. I've thought it may be better to trash the USB sticks. for $10 may not be worth the effort unless someone has a quick and dirty way to get the PC to open it up.
Thank you

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (1423 GB Free); J: 0 GB (0 GB Free); K: 919 GB (201 GB Free); L: 11 GB (1 GB Free); M: 931 GB (615 GB Free); O: 465 GB (217 GB Free); P: 2794 GB (2060 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
I use Norton Antivirus. Also Malware bytes.

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Can a w7 64bit iso usb flash dive play on a 32 bit computer?... In other words, if I make an iso image of my w7 64bit dvd and burn it to a flash drive.. can I play it on a 32 bit computer via the usb drive? I understand that I cannot install it.
Thank you in advance.

A:Playing windows from a usb flash drive

No, you can't run 64-bit on 32-bit hardware.

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Hey guys the drive is recharging right now so it is obviously connected properly to the USB, but it does not show up in explorer or in device manager.

Its a 2 gig USB flash drive.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:USB Flash drive not showing up in Windows?

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I know most do not require a device driver if it's Win2K/XP, but only Windows 98 SE may required a device driver. However, what about just Windows 98? I know there are a few flash drive manufacture that has a device driver for Windows 98? Can anyone show me those?

A:Are are any flash drive comptabile with Windows 98?

W98 does not support USB, W98SE does.
Either upgrade to SE, or go higher to e.g. W2000 or XP.

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So I know you can install windows through a Flash Drive. I wanted to know if there was anyway to use a extra SSD as a Multiple Partition "Containing Different Windows and standard drivers for that OS" as a bootable installer.

Mainly if I'm building a customers computer they have 7 and only want 7 but do not have disk. I build the system Select boot from SSD and select 7 then install on system and use there Serial to reactivate.

I'm also using a 2.5 to 3.0 USB as primary connection.

A:Using a SSD as a flash drive for installing windows.

Although you can use the whole SSD to put the Windows installation in it. It's better to create a small partition, say 8GB, format with FAT32 and follow this video.:
If not already done. Download the Windows ISO from: Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
NOTE: The video is for creating Rescue disk but the same procedure applied to Windows Installation disk

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Hello, right now i'm running Ubuntu 10.04, and I want to uninstall it, and install Windows 7 from a flash drive. How can I do this from Ubuntu?

A:How to install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

Please fill out your system specs so that we can better assist you.


In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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I am currently installing windows 10 from a microsoft windows 10 flash drive for fresh installing. I have used this flash drive before, and it was super quick. This time it is at the Dos-looking screen that says "Loading files..." and has been trickling on for about 15 mins. We just upgraded to an SSD and a new video card, and it is HDMI connected to a TV. Is this a sign of the computer being really slow? (We just bought a 300$ video card, and 16 gigs of ram for an i7 processer)

A:Installing windows 10 from their flash drive

welcome to the forum..

as the flashdrive has already proved itself, it should be ok. but the issue may depend on the type of machine is receiving the upgrade. but patience may be the key here.

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I have a netbook, Acer Aspire One D250, with a bad hard drive. I am currently running Ubuntu that was installed to a USB flash drive. I would like to install Windows 7 to the USB flash drive. I have searched and found WinToUSB but that asks me to select the partition to install the System Recovery and WIndows to. I manually partition the flash drive to have 2 paritions, but WinToUSB tells me the flash drive needs to be formated, thus wiping the other partitions.

My main goal is to overclock the netbook. I have found many programs for WINDOWS that can do this. But I am not able to use those programs in Ubuntu. So I also thought of unlocking the BIOS, but I cannot find it unlocked anywhere. Every link leads to a "file has been deleted"

All your help is GREATLY appreciated :) Thank you so much!

A:[Q] Install Windows 7 To USB Flash Drive

How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash Drive

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SDCZ6-512 Scandisk Cruzer Micro 512MB USB retractable.

I've read most of the threads about flash drives and haven't seen this problem discussed yet.

My flash drive has been working like a charm in...
my home computer (2004 Compaq Presario 61 win XP),
my mother's new computer (Dell XPS 410 win XP)
my son's new computer (Dell XPS 410 win XP
my mothers old computer (win 98 after downloading a driver
my brother in law's (Dell 2004 vintage win XP).

Yesterday it stopped working on my mother's new Dell bringing up a nasty looking blue screen with a page of steps to consider.

Basically it says

A problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the 1st time you've seen this Stop Error, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continute, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup Options, and then select safe mode.

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xF7DrA638, 0x0000002, 0x0000001, 0xF743DE54)
***iastor.... Read more

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iam trying to install windows 7 from a flash drive 8gg , and i had installed bootsec to the flash but i still cant boot from it .
i had changed the BIOS settings and do everything in this guide but nothing good , an error message keeps showing up 'invalid or corrupted bootable section'
i want help and this is the guide i have been following,

A:installing windows 7 from flash drive

BUMP, please

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So through my school I was able to download windows 8 for free which is awesome. I just built a new computer and I want windows 8 on it. The file they had me download is titled Windows8-Setup.exe , how do I go about installing this onto my new computer by using a flash drive?

A:Install Windows 8 through a flash drive

Does your school not have the ISO version? Most school's provide access to an MSDN account, which would allow you to download the Windows 8 ISO legitimately. There's no way to boot into an executive file, so you must either install another Windows OS, or find the ISO.

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I have a USB drive that appears and works fine on my Windows 7 laptop and other peoples PCs.

My other desktop PC is now having the flash drive not appear (not explorable in Windows Explorer).

I have read through: http://techqa.wordpress.com/2007/03/04/windows-cant-see-usb-hard-drive/

no luck.

I've tried:

- Uninstalling and reinstalling USB Flash Voyager driver
- Assigning new drive letter using Disk Management
- Restarting computer

but no resolution to issue.


In "Disk Management" it is listed as Disk 4, but no 'volume' is listed above

This dialog appears when I try setting a drive letter to it


Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 - USB Flash Drive does not appear on Desktop PC.

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Hey guys the drive is recharging right now so it is obviously connected properly to the USB, but it does not show up in explorer or in device manager. It plays all files perfectly too.

Its a 2 gig USB flash drive.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:USB Flash drive not showing up in Windows?


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