I have tried a SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16GB) to install all kinds of Windows 7 (from 64-bit to 32-bit). I talked to SanDisk customer support today and asked why doesn't this work and they said that there flash drives are not tested in bootable environments. So, I want to know if there are any certified bootable USB 3.0 flash drives out there that can do what I want (just to install windows 7).
Thanks ahead of time
Just because it hasn't been tested, doesn't mean it can't be done on the drive. The flash drive you have will likely work fine.
Here is a good, lengthy guide on how to use a USB flash drive as a boot drive for Windows: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-pocket,1113.html
You should be able to boot from the flash drive just fine.
I know I should be able to but I keep getting an error trying to make the partition. I cant remember the error exactly but it said something about checking the Setup log files. I looked into it and it meant that the USB is considered a HDD to windows. Just to inform you I currently have it all running and change to different operating systems every day on my USB 2.0 drive.
FYI - Just so you all know my background, I am currently working as a help desk supervisor in a High School and I either take help desk calls myself or ask one of the kids in my co-workers Cisco Networking class (which I also am an instructional assistant for). I am making this flash drive so it is easier to install the version of Windows 7 that I have created for the school (just fully updated past SP1 and put MS office 2010) It works with my USB 2.0 flash drive but NO version of Windows 7 works with this new 3.0 flash drive. TBH I am just looking for a USB 3.0 Drive that's about 16gb that some of you have tested on here as working for installing Windows 7.
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