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I have read just about every technet article I can find on creating a bootable USB to image a machine with Windows 7. I can create the bootable USB drive no problem but no matter what I do I can't get a Windows 7 .WIM file to get applied. I have gotten as far as booting up with the USB, pulling down my Win7.wim file from the network and applying it. But once I reboot I get a BOOTMGR is missing error. Yes, I have run diskpart before applying the WIM image and nothing seems to work.

Does anyone have an actualy "working method" to apply a Windows 7 WIM image to a machine?
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When you run diskpart, are you setting the correct partition as Active that you are installing the WIM to?
Answered 01/13/2010 by: SIC_admin
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This might be overkill, but you could download "Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010". It will manage the whole process for you and create media.
It's free.
It's a complicated tool though.. so grab a step-by-step guide and don't just try and figure it out on your own.
Answered 01/13/2010 by: turbokitty
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You may have got a more timely response if you had posted in the correct forum, 'Imaging and Unattended OS Installation'.
Answered 01/14/2010 by: VBScab
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I've done this for a year now, let me post the steps in a few minutes.
Answered 01/15/2010 by: AutomateIT
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USB Windows 7 Boot
Once this is complete I copied the extracted Windows 7 ISO files to the root of the USB key and it has been fine for me so far.
Hope this helps?
Answered 01/15/2010 by: AutomateIT
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Thanks I was able to solve the issues I was having. But I did download and run your EXE which was very well done. Thanks.
Answered 01/21/2010 by: mhsl808
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