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      • Manufacturer:
        HP
      • Model Number:
        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Install Windows 10, 8.1/ 8 from a USB Stick

    From:

    Habib Heydarian's Blog @ Microsoft
    Program Manager for Microsoft Robotics, Visual Studio


    How to Deploy Windows 8.1/8 from a USB Drive


    Quote Originally Posted by Habib Heydarian, Microsoft Corporation
    Instructions (using the command line)

    At a high level, the steps are:

    1. Mount the Windows 8 [retail] ISO image on your computer
    2. Format a USB flash drive
    3. Copy the Windows 8 files onto the USB flash drive
    4. Make the USB flash drive bootable
    5. Install Windows 8 from the bootable flash drive


    Step 1: Mount the Windows 8 [retail] ISO image on your computer

    Step 2: Format a USB flash drive

    Diskpart Commands
    • Open the command prompt; type the following commands:
      a. diskpart
      b. list disk
    • ^^ This will show all connected disks, their disk numbers, connection status and disk size.
    • Using the sizes, determine which disk is your USB drive and remember its disk number (i.e. Disk 2)
    • Type the following commands: (where X is the disk number of your USB drive)

    a. sel dis X
    b. clean
    c. cre par pri
    d. active
    e. format fs=fat32 Quick
    f. exit

    <...>
    Step 3: Make the USB flash drive bootable

    We just need to make the USB flash drive bootable before copying the files. To do this, you can use the Boot Sector Registration Tool (bootsect.exe) which is located in the boot folder of the Windows 8 ISO image.

    1. Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator and CHDIR into the boot folder of the Windows 8 ISO image, e.g. I:\boot where I:\ is the drive where the ISO image is mounted
    2. Type bootsect /nt60 k:
      /* where k: is the drive assigned to the USB flash drive */


    Step 4: Copy the Windows 8 files onto the USB flash drive

    From a command line, use XCOPY to copy the Windows 8 files to the USB flash drive . In the example below, I:\ is the drive where the ISO image is mounted. k:\ is the USB flash drive.
    Code:
    xcopy i:\*.* k:\ /e /f /h

    Step 5: Install Windows 8 from the bootable flash drive

    How to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 8 Developer Preview - Habib Heydarian's Blog @ Microsoft - Site Home - MSDN Blogs


    Commands + Output from the CMD screen - steps 2, 3 and part of 4 (copying of files) - commands are in RED:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: OWNER
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          465 GB  1024 KB
      Disk 1    Online          298 GB  1024 KB
      Disk 2    Online           14 GB      0 B
    
    DISKPART> sel dis 2
    
    Disk 2 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> clean
    
    DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
    
    DISKPART> cre par pri
    
    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.
    
    DISKPART> active
    
    DiskPart marked the current partition as active.
    
    DISKPART> format fs=fat32 Quick
    
      100 percent completed
    
    DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
    
    DISKPART> exit
    
    Leaving DiskPart...
    
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d i:\boot
    
    i:\boot>bootsect /nt60 k:
    Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
    
    K: (\\?\Volume{bb91749f-e659-11e2-bea7-001eec822104})
    
        Successfully updated FAT32 filesystem bootcode.
    
    Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
    
    i:\boot>xcopy i:\*.* k:\ /e /f /h
    
    I:\autorun.inf -> K:\autorun.inf
    I:\bootmgr -> K:\bootmgr
    I:\bootmgr.efi -> K:\bootmgr.efi
    I:\setup.exe -> K:\setup.exe
    I:\boot\bcd -> K:\boot\bcd
    I:\boot\boot.sdi -> K:\boot\boot.sdi
    I:\boot\bootfix.bin -> K:\boot\bootfix.bin
    I:\boot\bootsect.exe -> K:\boot\bootsect.exe
    I:\boot\etfsboot.com -> K:\boot\etfsboot.com
    I:\boot\memtest.exe -> K:\boot\memtest.exe
    I:\boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui -> K:\boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui
    I:\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\malgun_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\malgun_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\msjh_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\msjh_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\msyh_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\msyh_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\segmono_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\segmono_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf
    I:\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf -> K:\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf
    I:\boot\resources\bootres.dll -> K:\boot\resources\bootres.dll
    I:\efi\boot\bootx64.efi -> K:\efi\boot\bootx64.efi
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot.efi -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot.efi
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot_noprompt.efi -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot_noprom
    pt.efi
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys_noprompt.bin -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys_noprom
    pt.bin
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\memtest.efi -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\memtest.efi
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\chs_boot
    .ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\cht_boot
    .ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\jpn_boot
    .ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\kor_boot
    .ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malgun_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malgu
    n_boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\malg
    unn_boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meiry
    o_boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\meir
    yon_boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjh_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjh_bo
    ot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msjhn_
    boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyh_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyh_bo
    ot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\msyhn_
    boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segmono_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segm
    ono_boot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\sego
    e_slboot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\seg
    oen_slboot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\fonts\wgl4_bo
    ot.ttf
    I:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll -> K:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\b
    ootres.dll
    I:\sources\acres.dll -> K:\sources\acres.dll
    I:\sources\actionqueue.dll -> K:\sources\actionqueue.dll
    I:\sources\adfscomp.dll -> K:\sources\adfscomp.dll
    I:\sources\admtv3check.dll -> K:\sources\admtv3check.dll
    I:\sources\aeinv.dll -> K:\sources\aeinv.dll
    
    <...> S N I P <...> 
    
    
    I:\support\logging\en-us\auditetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\auditetw.d
    ll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\cmisetupetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\cmisetu
    petw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\oobeldretw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\oobeldre
    tw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\setupcletw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\setupcle
    tw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\setupetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\setupetw.d
    ll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\setupugcetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\setupug
    cetw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\sysprepetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\sysprepe
    tw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\windeployetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\windep
    loyetw.dll.mui
    I:\support\logging\en-us\winsetupetw.dll.mui -> K:\support\logging\en-us\winsetu
    petw.dll.mui
    
    2059 File(s) copied
    
    i:\boot>
    I used UltraISO to mount the Windows 8 ISO - http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/download.htm

    Install Windows 10, 8.1/ 8 from a USB Stick-ultraiso-png
    Last edited by jcgriff2; 09-03-2017 at 10:05 PM.

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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        HP
      • Model Number:
        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    re: Install Windows 10, 8.1/ 8 from a USB Stick

    Works fine for Windows 10. Tested 8/3/2015.

    BSOD Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista ` ` `Carrona Driver Reference Table (DRT)
    https://www.sysnative.com/
    Sysnative Hex-Decimal-UNIX Date Conversion

    Has Sysnative Forums helped you?
    Please consider donating to help support the forum.
    Thank You!

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