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(Solved) - How can I create a bootable USB stick with Partition Wizard on it?

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Elf
Elf
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I got Windows 8 in my TOSHIBA Satellite laptop. I screwed up the partitions on it and need to find out if I can fix them or at least take a look at what I presently got. I link and tutorial or advice would be SOO appreciated...

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whs
whs
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http://www.partitionwizard.com.....drive.html

And here is a tutorial - bootable stick works the same as bootable CD.

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Elf
Elf
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This is fantastic! Now, will this USB stick work in my Windows 8 laptop if I make it from my Windows 7 PC?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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That is most probably an OEM GPT Disk partitioned system running under an EFI Bios scheme.

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whs
whs
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Don't worry, it will work. PW has UEFI support.

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Elf
Elf
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I noticed in BIOS that you could change the boot mode from EUFI to CMOS. The reason I say that is because CMOS is the only way that I was able to get it to boot before. Is there anything different that I should do, creating the Bootable Flash Drive?

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whs
whs
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No

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Elf
Elf
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Hello again.. I tried to create the usb stick but I don't see the instructions for that. All I see is a guide to build a bootable CD and I don't have any blank ones. Maybe I'm not reading this information correctly on how to create a "bootable USB" or I'm just missing something here... Sorry!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://www.eightforums.com/tut.....ndows.html

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whs
whs
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1. Download the .iso from the last box in the first link
2. Create the bootable flash drive with the program in the second link

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/y.....b-creator/

Or buy a few blank CDs. They cost pennies.

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Elf
Elf
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Awesome.. I'm going to work on making it right now. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://rufus.akeo.ie/

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whs
whs
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Rick, that Rufus looks like a nice little program.

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Elf
Elf
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Just downloaded Rufus. I loaded the iso chose my usb letter but as far as the settings here I need some help in my situation. I need help choosing the "Partition Scheme and Target system type". Thanks!

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Elf
Elf
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Ok guys, I got it to boot up and got into the Partition Wizard screen. It seems that I got an unformatted partition which used to be my main drive. I'm using Partition Recovery Wizard right now...

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Elf
Elf
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Thanks everyone for your help in creating my usb!

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