Discussion in 'Windows Vista and Windows 7' started by GravitySphere, Oct 27, 2009.
Can we now perhaps mark this thread as fixed, if it could be termed that GS?
Just as a last thought, you might try the Microsoft forums
Hey guys, I tried cleaning the USB stick, and it did, but some how my computer doesn't read it. Any one know what is going on? When I insert it, it shows Disk K, but when I click it it says "please insert removable disk," and the PE tools command prompt says the drive is UNUSABLE. ****, what have I gotten myself into. Read the article I linked and help me on how to reverse this please!
Oh dear GS
Try formatting it.
Formatting does not work. Neither in the WinPE command prompt nor the Windows format. When I try to format there is an error and doesn't go through. I have tried every thing I can.
Try Eraser, KillDisk, or something along those lines and wipe all data off the drive.
Thank you Cobra, you saved my flash drive. I used KillDisk to completely wipe the drive (surprisingly, that took about 30 minutes), but Windows still could not read the drive. Luckily, I was able to format the drive with the Windows format program after using KillDisk, and now the drive works.
I was reading the Windows 7 EULA and found some interesting information that might mean game over for me (if I were to use Windows 7 for the installation on the USB stick). First of all, it states "A computer is a physical hardware system with an internal storage device capable of running the software" (Windows 7 Ultimate EULA 1B). I could make the USB drive capable of running the software, but is it an internal storage device?; no. The EULA also states "Unless otherwise provided in these license terms, you may not use the software on any other computer" (Windows 7 Ultimate EULA 2B). This brings up questions, because the software is on the same hard drive, but is being used with different components. But, if a USB drive is not an internal storage device, than it should not have been installed in the first place and thus 2B would not matter, legally of course. If it were legal to install on a USB, then using the USB drive on another computer would still be illegal; and what would be the point of installing on a USB drive if I can't use it on different computers? Can someone please find out a way to make this legal, because this really depresses me.
Then I'm afraid you must remain depressed GS.
You yourself have admitted it is illegal by your varying arguments and you speak of moot points that are no longer valid.
I think it has been ascertained that your reasoning holds no water so it is fruitless to continue this debate.
The thread is closed.
Separate names with a comma.