So I needed to re-install an HP DV9000 and the DVD unit would not play ball. Time to set up a bootable Vista flash drive. It’s all so easy and fast too..
Open CMD as admin and type:
- select disk 1 or whatever the flash drive disk number is..
- create partition primary
- select partition 1
- format fs=fat32
Next, copy the entire OS DVD to the flash drive and you are ready to go..
Even though I knew that the flash drive was disk #4, I still typed in ‘select disk 1’. Unfortunately for the Windows 8 CP installation, it was sitting on Disk 1. Fortunately for me, it was ONLY Windows 8 which was sitting on drive 1. It could so easily have been the 500gb drive which holds the first bunch of operational backups.
Hurrah for Windows 8..
Sat, Mar 24 2012 21:46