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Create Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation Disk

For example, if you have a running 32-bit Windows 7, but you want to make a bootable Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 USB flash disk, first make the flash disk bootable using the bootsect.exe from a Windows 7 x86 ISO image / bootable DVD, then copy the content of the 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 to the flash memory.

Pressing Shift + F10 will cause the setup program will launch a command prompt. I will use the Diskpart.exe utility to create a virtual disk (.vhd) to install the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system into. Note: When booting from a.VHD file ensure there is enough space to expand the file onto the existing partition. Listing of commands used. I recently had the need to install Windows Server 2008 from a USB stick. This was because I didn’t have a working DVD drive to hand. I found a couple of tutorials online explaining how to create the disk. They generally explained this technique. There are lots of tools for creating RAM drives. None of them seem to work for windows 2008 R2. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how. Does anyone know of a tool that does work? I've tried the gavotte ram disk. It doesn't work. When i try to install it it just sais 'Failed'. I don't see log files anywhere.

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Image in a situation where you need to install Windows Server 2008 and the laptop doesn't have a DVD drive. Then how will you install them? You can even install Windows Server 2008 with a USB flash drive now. You need to create a bootable USB drive which can be used to install Windows without using DVD drive.

The method is very simple and you can use without any hassle. Needless to say that your motherboard should support USB boot feature to make use of the bootable USB drive.

Requirements:

1. USB Flash Drive (minimum 4 GB)
2. Windows Server 2008 installation file

Follow the below steps to create a bootable Windows Server 2008 USB drive which you can install Windows server 2008 easily.

Step 1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to your computer and move all the contents from USB drive.

Step 2. Open Command Prompt with Administrator rights by Typing CMD in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter

Step 3. First type 'DISKPART' and hit enter to see the below message. Next type 'LIST DISK' command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.

Step 4. Next type all the below commands one by one. So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:

SELECT DISK 1

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

ASSIGN

EXIT

Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

Step 5. Next insert your Windows Server 2008 installation DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is 'G' and USB drive letter is 'H' (open my computer to know about it).

Step 6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step. Type the following command now:

G: CD BOOT and hit enter.

CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

Step 7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code.

BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:

Once you enter the above command you will see the below message.

Step 8. Copy your Windows Server 2008 contents to the USB flash drive.

Step 9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows Server 2008. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB.

Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you haven't set the BIOS priority to USB.

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I recently had the need to install Windows Server 2008 from a USB stick. This was because I didn’t have a working DVD drive to hand. I found a couple of tutorialsonline explaining how to create the disk. They generally explained this technique:

However it appears diskpart is unable to see USB sticks under Windows XP. I have later tried on Vista and this limitation appears removed. But for those using Windows XP I have found an alternative method.

Firstly find the bootsect.exe tool on the Windows Server disc (in the boot directory). Then run this command where U is the drive letter of the USB stick.

Now copy all the files from the Windows Server disc onto the USB stick. This can be done by dragging in the GUI or using the xcopy method shown previously.

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I have yet to repeat this procedure and I might have previous partitioned or formatted my USB stick in a unique way. So if this method doesn’t work drop me a mail and I’ll see what I can do.