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    Lightbulb [SOLVED] How to Install Windows from a Flash Drive after Installing Ubuntu?

    I have a 4 GB Pen Drive on which I used UNetBootin to copy the .iso file into it. I tried to boot from the Pen Drive but I get this error:
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    BOOTMGR is Missing
    Press CTRL+Alt+Del to Restart
    I formatted my Pen Drive to NTFS and flagged it as bootable with GParted but this is the result I get when I try to boot from Ubuntu. I need help fast...

    UPDATE: I found the solution, it's in post #19.

    Last edited by Jason Kuzhively; May 2nd, 2013 at 04:12 AM.

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    We don't really support such requests here. Had you wanted to install Ubuntu, that would have been a different story, but for what you want, contact Microsoft.
    Last edited by mikewhatever; April 21st, 2013 at 05:13 PM.

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Kuzhively View Post
    I have a 4 GB Pen Drive on which I used UNetBootin to copy the .iso file into it.
    You don't copy the ISO file to the pen drive; you expand the ISO file onto the pen drive. IF it's an ISO of a Windows bootable image, the drive will then be bootable as a result.

    If you continue to have problems, you should post to the Windows 7 forums: sevenforums.com.
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    Unhappy Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You don't copy the ISO file to the pen drive; you expand the ISO file onto the pen drive. IF it's an ISO of a Windows bootable image, the drive will then be bootable as a result.

    If you continue to have problems, you should post to the Windows 7 forums: sevenforums.com.
    I didn't simply copy the ISO into the pen drive but I used Unetbootin to expand it on to the pen drive, I also tried WinUSB. Unetbootin didn't work at all for me and WinUSB just took me into some GRUB thingy.

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    We don't really support such requests here. Had you wanted to Ubuntu, that would have been a different story, but for what you want, contact Microsoft.
    Thank you very much, but I have had enough of this "Ubuntu" thing...

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    This tutorial is the only method of installing XP to USB that has ever worked for me.

    http://tdoui.webs.com/Install%20And%...From%20USB.pdf

    It is much slower than running Ubuntu from USB.

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    This tutorial is the only method of installing XP to USB that has ever worked for me.

    http://tdoui.webs.com/Install%20And%...From%20USB.pdf

    It is much slower than running Ubuntu from USB.
    THANK YOU!!! But do you know how to extract these .IN_ Files???

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    Edit:

    Link removed.
    Last edited by C.S.Cameron; April 21st, 2013 at 06:35 PM.

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    Re: How to Install Windows on Ubuntu with a USB Drive?

    Okay, That got rid of the BOOTMGR is missing error but now it takes me to some GNU GRUB thingy where Ubuntu and some other stuff is listed.

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