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How-To: Windows 7 Thumb Drive

Elevate a command prompt and do the following


  • :> diskpart
  • :> list disk
  • Find the disk ID of the thumb drive (Disk1, Disk2 etc.), this will be X.
  • :> select X
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • format fs=ntfs quick
  • assign
  • active
  • exit

Now take the Win7 install media and extract it locally, there will be a "boot" folder under wherever you extracted it, go back to your elevated command prompt and type: <pathtobootfolder>\bootsect.exe /nt60 $:

$: is the drive letter assigned to your thumbdrive during the preparation stage.

You should now have a bootable, installable, USB thumb drive.


Service Manager 7.11: Command Line Options

Don't ask me why I'm posting this here, Service Manager is one of the worst written things I've ever used, and I use App-V. No surprise it's written in Java. The developers need to be drawn and quartered.


-options-record <answer file>

-options <answer file>

For a silent default install just use -silent, for one that uses the answer file, just do -option AND -silent.