Create a Bootable Windows 7 x64 Install Flash Drive from 32-bit Windows

Creating a bootable Windows 7 x64 flash drive from within a 32-bit install of Windows is not as straight forward as it may seem. I recently had to go through this process myself, so I’ll document the steps below.

Things you’ll need

  1. Windows 7 x64 disc image
  2. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
  3. 32-bit bootsect.exe

Create the installer

  1. Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
  2. Extract the 32-bit bootsect.exe file to the directory that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool was installed to. This is usually something like “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool“.
  3. Run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool and select your Windows 7 disc image. Follow the remaining steps in this tool and your image should be created successfully!

If you’ve followed these steps and your flash installer was created successfully then your next step is to, of course, install Windows 7! Don’t forget to change your boot options to load from USB!

This information is scattered on the web and slightly detailed on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool page, but I was not able to find a guide laid out as simplified as the one I’ve provided above. In most tutorials they suggest that you download the entire 32-bit iso in order to get the 32-bit bootsect.exe application, but I’ve made that step a lot less troublesome. Hopefully this has helped you!

101 thoughts on “Create a Bootable Windows 7 x64 Install Flash Drive from 32-bit Windows”

  1. Google Chrome 18.0.1025.140 Google Chrome 18.0.1025.140 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thank you for supplying the 32-bit bootsect file ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Seriously, thanks a million! finding all the steps to complete this clean install has been a pain in the @$$. ๐Ÿ™‚ you made it far easier ๐Ÿ™‚ TY.

  2. Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152 Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152 Windows Vista Windows Vista
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    This was so great. I’ve been searching for the 32-bit bootsect file for so long, and I was just about to go ahead and download the entire 32-bit iso. Thankfully I found your page!

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    Thank you.
    It helps a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Thank you mate for providing the bootsect.exe file.. Thanks alot.. Much appreciated!

  5. Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47 Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
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    amazing
    thanks a lot for the painless process!!!

  6. Firefox 13.0.1 Firefox 13.0.1 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    I did everything you suggested everything goes great until the first restart and then it loops back to the beginning and wants to reinstall Win7 X64. Yes, the BIOS is set to see the USB stick as the first thing to load. Yes, all non-essentials are removed from the computer.

    This is a clean install on a new HDD.

    1. Firefox 13.0.1 Firefox 13.0.1 Windows 7 Windows 7
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      You must remove usb pen on reboot or it will read usb again and go back to install

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH ! Now, I can reinstall windows 7 on my broken PC ๐Ÿ˜€

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    You’re an absolute lifesaver.

    I’ve been skipping from place to place for five or six hours and when I saw your three step process laid out above… Well. I about died.

    I bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium along with a new mobo and processor. The new board is SATA only and my DVD drive is IDE. I felt like such a tool until I realised I could put the install on a USB stick. Then I went back to feeling like an idiot when I couldn’t work out how to make a bootable USB stick.

    Finally I found your page which has everything I needed to know set out clearly and succinctly! It’s a mini adventure and I’ve not even started trying to find 64 bit drivers…

    Cheers!

  9. Firefox 14.0.1 Firefox 14.0.1 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thanks a lot. Your trick helped me do that easily.Now i can test windows 8 easily.

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    You’re the man!!!

    I have searched hours for this, and you didn’t even only provide the steps necessary to get this to work but also the necessary files.

    Thanks a lot!

    Rob

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    I just want to offer my sincere thanks. I don’t understand why Microsoft don’t just do that. I have been chatting to them online and they directed me to a long and cumbersome process (despite the fact that getting to the point of recognising the missing bootsect.exe file was rather cumbersome in itself!). So thanks to all of you people who know what you’re doing and are willing to share your solutions with all the rest of us.

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    Thanks so much! You saved my day!

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    Hey thank you for this guide. I had my doubts BUT it worked the first time when I followed your instructions exactly. Cheers

  14. Google Chrome 21.0.1180.83 Google Chrome 21.0.1180.83 Windows Vista Windows Vista
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    Awesome! thanks for this, it was super easy, and helpful.

  15. Firefox 14.0.1 Firefox 14.0.1 Windows XP Windows XP
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    I did everything as said but I get the same error over and over: Copying files succesful, however, the bootsect didn’t work and the usb is not bootable.

    I downloaded the bootsect, extracted it properly, I have the right .iso and the program to put it on the usb. Any ideas? ๐Ÿ™

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      Lou
      September 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm
      using Firefox 14.0.1 Firefox 14.0.1 on Windows XP Windows XP
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

      I did everything as said but I get the same error over and over: Copying files succesful, however, the bootsect didnโ€™t work and the usb is not bootable.

      I downloaded the bootsect, extracted it properly, I have the right .iso and the program to put it on the usb. Any ideas? ๐Ÿ™

      ———

      hello, i have the exact problem!

      did you find the solution?

  16. Opera 12.01 Opera 12.01 Windows XP Windows XP
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    Will this work if I’m currently running Windows XP? If not, could somebody please explain how to create a bootable windows 7 x64 install flash drive from Windows XP? Is this possible?

      1. Opera 12.01 Opera 12.01 Windows XP Windows XP
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        When I attempt it I get “NTLDR is missing”

  17. Firefox 15.0 Firefox 15.0 Ubuntu Ubuntu
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    hello, I can’t Create a Bootable Windows 7 x64 Install Flash Drive from 32-bit virtual Windows xp.

    my main system is ubuntu 12.04, virtualbox is running inside, VB run windows xp, where I’ve downloaded all the files for bootablelity I’ve tried to do the same with a linux usb bootable creator but not into my virtual windows xp

    help, please

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    Yo, thnx for savin’ my day and night. Cheers bruv!

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    Thank you so much! The bootsect.exe trick worked beautifully! You saved my day!

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    Big thanks!!! I read a lot of rubbish before I found out this… It works perfect! Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    What a star – it’s taken me ages to get a solution – thank you very much! Jeremy

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    awesome !! thought it wouldnt be possible ..ut u made a gem of atrick to install from 32 bit :)kudos !

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    Thank you so much …….
    Micro$oft sucks

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    Thanks original poster! It worked wonderfully. I had to search many places before I found your easy solution.

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    thx a looooooooooooooooooooooot u made my day best one eeeeeeeeeeever ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64 Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64 Windows XP Windows XP
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    i have windows xp 32 bit.i searched everywhere for C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.i cant find that location.i have this C:\Documents and Settings\chendog\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

    1. Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Windows XP Windows XP
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      -Open “Start Menu”
      -Right click on “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool”
      -Select “Properties”
      -Left click “Find Target…”

      That will take you to the file location in Windows Explorer
      ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Windows Vista Windows Vista
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      This path on my computer was a SHORTCUT to the tool not the installation directory:

      C:\Documents and Settings\chendog\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

      The actual installation directory was as follows, so copy the bootsect.exe. file here

      C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

  28. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows Vista Windows Vista
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    Why doesn’t Microsoft make it this easy?

    Thanks a lot, this was really helpful and I couldn’t find the bootsect for this (or what I found wasn’t trust worthy).

  29. Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95 Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    I have a question.
    Thank you for all these, but what is when i have an installed system, like Win7 Home premium 32 bit.
    I wanna install Win7 64bit, will my files stay on hdd or it will be deleted everything?
    I dont have a partition, its everything C:\

  30. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows XP Windows XP
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    Thanks for the trick and the bootsect app.
    I found more than 10 tuto explaining it’s not possible to create a mixed bootable key (OS64 on a 32bits host)…
    A big thank you again

    Didier

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    Thanks dude!!!

  32. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Great! Thanks for your help.

  33. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    I’m grateful for your help

  34. Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95 Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    You are a lifesaver, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    you should be in charge of Microsoft mate, thanks

  36. Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 Windows XP Windows XP
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    Thanks, saved me the hassle of downloading and extracting that exe.

  37. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    DUDE!!! This save me a lot of time!! I’ve been walking around in circles tryin’ to figure out how I can make this pendrive… So many errors… There was the .iso error too, and this one? This is really a pain in the @ss… Thank you a lot!! Best Regards from Brazil!

  38. Firefox 18.0 Firefox 18.0 Windows 8 Windows 8
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    thx a lot (hello from brazil:P)

  39. Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thanks a lot, I couldn’t find that damn bootsect.exe file! Now I’ll see if I’ll be able to reboot from USB without the ‘invalid partition table’ error. Fingers crossed!

  40. Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Google Chrome 24.0.1312.52 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    thanks very much yaar….

  41. Firefox 18.0 Firefox 18.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    It boots up and loads the files but it restarts itself back to the bios screen. Then tries again to load the USB and it restarts once again as it loads the windows files.

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    Thank you!

  43. Firefox 18.0 Firefox 18.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thanks!!

    Thanks for the file. I will give it a try and see if it works.
    Current OS: windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
    Creating 64 bit bootable usb with windows 7 ultimate 64bit.iso.

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    you’re a lifesaver man. saved me a lot of time. thanks.

  45. Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57 Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57 Windows Vista Windows Vista
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    Many thanks for the bootsect.exe file :mrgreen:

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    Thanks for the 32bit bootsect.exe didn’t want to download it from MS.

  47. Google Chrome 25.0.1364.97 Google Chrome 25.0.1364.97 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thank you very much for allowing me to bypass the atrocious microsoft store, which is about as clear as mud on a rainy day.

    Hoping that this works for me : creating a bootable USB drive of Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate from a laptop with Windows 7 Starter 32 bit.

  48. Google Chrome 25.0.1364.97 Google Chrome 25.0.1364.97 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Cheers, much simpler than Microsoft’s mountains out of molehills solution.

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    Thanks man!

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    This really helps, but it is asking for a password … any idea what it is?

  51. Firefox 17.0 Firefox 17.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Huge thanks for this. I was banging my head against the wall. Pretty lame error notification on Windows part.

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    thaks for the info !!!!

  53. Firefox 21.0 Firefox 21.0 Windows 8 x64 Edition Windows 8 x64 Edition
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    Thank you! It worked fine.

  54. Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    ahh thanks alot man, ive been stressing on this for hours!!

  55. Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    This was more than helpfull!
    Thanks!

  56. Google Chrome 27.0.1453.94 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.94 Windows 8 Windows 8
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    Thanks for this… like…like…like…like…

  57. Firefox 23.0 Firefox 23.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0

    thank you so much for the help ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Firefox 23.0 Firefox 23.0 Windows XP Windows XP
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0

    Thank you so much for 32-bit bootsect.exe. I was able to create bootable USB with Win 7 64-bit, using Win XP 32-bit. Although I’ve not tested yet, but the operation of creating bootable USB went without any errors.

  59. Internet Explorer 10.0 Internet Explorer 10.0 Windows 8 x64 Edition Windows 8 x64 Edition
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    This worked immediately!! Thanks So Much!

  60. Internet Explorer 8.0 Internet Explorer 8.0 Windows XP Windows XP
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    You rock man!!! Thank you for taking the time and sharing this.

  61. Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    I’ve already following the step. It works on my USB to be a bootable drive. but I still can’t boot through USB drive even I change my boot options to load USB.

    I try to open and run the setup.exe form my bootable USB, the message still the same that says the file is compatible with the version of Windows.

  62. Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    FYI, I’m using Windows 7 32 bit on trial mode. I want to reboot it and make it Windows 7 64 bit

  63. Google Chrome 33.0.1750.154 Google Chrome 33.0.1750.154 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thanks so much for this, helped big style.

    I actually found solution somewhere else but after scrolling through numerous forums. This is very straight forward all in one solution for others trying to install via usb from win7 32 bit to win7 64 bit. Thanks again ;0)

  64. Firefox 32.0 Firefox 32.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thanks a lot for the advice. The best solution I’ve seen to this by far.

  65. Firefox 34.0 Firefox 34.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    Thank you for providing not only a simplified instructional, but the bootsect file! Also the title made it really easy for me to find from a search engine ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Firefox 34.0 Firefox 34.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    You are the man !
    Totally saved my by providing the bootsect.exe ๐Ÿ™‚

    – You take good care ,

    – B

  67. Firefox 35.0 Firefox 35.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
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    You make possible what Microsoft makes impossible. Thanks so much, your help worked perfectly.

  68. Google Chrome 40.0.2214.115 Google Chrome 40.0.2214.115 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.115 Safari/537.36

    Thanks a lot! You make it easier and faster. Thanks once again

  69. Opera Mini 9.0.1829 Opera Mini 9.0.1829 Android Android
    Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/9.0.1829/36.2218; U; en) Presto/2.12.423 Version/12.16

    thanks you save me

  70. Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130 Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36

    Hi,
    i did not understand what to do with bootsect.exe. should i copy that file to “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” ? should i run that file ?

    Giyora

    1. Opera beta 31.0.1889.16 Opera beta 31.0.1889.16 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/44.0.2403.30 Safari/537.36 OPR/31.0.1889.16 (Edition beta)

      Hi Giyora,

      Copy the bootsect.exe file to that directory, then run the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. Hope that helps!

  71. Google Chrome 43.0.2357.134 Google Chrome 43.0.2357.134 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.134 Safari/537.36

    Thank you

  72. Google Chrome 47.0.2526.111 Google Chrome 47.0.2526.111 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.111 Safari/537.36

    Thank you… seriously, thank you so much for this!!!!!

  73. Google Chrome 49.0.2623.87 Google Chrome 49.0.2623.87 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.87 Safari/537.36

    Thank you very very much. I saw a usb preparation guide where the guy described even the installation procedure but didn’t tell how to fix the bootsect issue. You are awesome!

  74. Google Chrome 49.0.2623.110 Google Chrome 49.0.2623.110 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.110 Safari/537.36

    Thank you for this great tip! It helped me installing Windows 7 x64 on Lenovo Y700 ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.94 Safari/537.36

    Thanks, man!
    You just saved me a lot of trouble.

    A question for you, what’d be the most reliable site to download windows ISOs from? of course I’m talking about the free ones.

    Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Google Chrome 51.0.2704.103 Google Chrome 51.0.2704.103 Windows 7 Windows 7
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.103 Safari/537.36

      there are many but these two are legit imo
      ->This one is verified by comparing md5 and sha-1 hash values with the original copies…totally legit site:
      http://mirror.corenoc.de/digitalrivercontent.net/
      ->There’s another one also verified but kinda new-
      windowsiso.net
      both work fine and also they support torrent downloads ๐Ÿ˜€

  76. Firefox 34.0 Firefox 34.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

    Thanks a million, You did amazing work in precise manner.

  77. Google Chrome 51.0.2704.103 Google Chrome 51.0.2704.103 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.103 Safari/537.36

    very much thanks dude…you Da Real MVP!!!

  78. Google Chrome 52.0.2743.116 Google Chrome 52.0.2743.116 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/52.0.2743.116 Safari/537.36

    thanks it worked.save a lot of time.

  79. Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 Windows Vista Windows Vista
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36

    Hi Kyle
    I am trying to Windows 8.1 over Vista (32-bit). I downloaded the Windows 7 USB DVD tool and the bootsect.zip file. Still no joy; even though it’s telling me my copy was successful, when I run Setup.exe it fails on the 32/64 bit conflict:
    1) Will the Win7 USB DVD tool work for Windows 8.1
    2) Does bootsect have to be extracted right into the Win7 USB DVD folder, or in the same directory as this folder?
    3) Does the Windows 8.1 iso file have to be in any particular folder?

    1. Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87 Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87 Windows 7 Windows 7
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

      Hi Tony
      For your questions.
      1) yes, it will.
      2) yes, it has to be extracted into the Win7 USB DVD folder.
      3) no, it doesn’t.

  80. Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 Windows XP Windows XP
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36

    Hi Kyle
    I see the link to 32 bit bootsect.exe is no longer working. I can’t find it anywhere and need it urgently. I would appreciate if you could make it available again. Or if anybody else can point me to a download.

    1. Google Chrome 63.0.3218.0 Google Chrome 63.0.3218.0 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3218.0 Safari/537.36

      Hi Dan, it looks like the previous link had expired. I’ve updated the link now, please try again!

      1. Google Chrome 61.0.3163.91 Google Chrome 61.0.3163.91 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
        Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.91 Safari/537.36

        Thanks for your quick response ๐Ÿ™‚

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