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Installing To Usb Stick - Boot Sector

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Hi I get the folloing message whilst trying to install to our Zero88 USB drive from PC. It just stays on this message.

 

Installing to drive E:
Formatting drive...
Format Completed successfully.
Installing boot sector...

 

 

Hope you can help, looking forward to playing with 7.7!

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Thanks guys for all the suggestions, I will most definatly try all of them!

 

I did copy the USB installer to another un networked PC and it worked first time. I would like to know though why we can't just download the file ready to go and copy it straight to a USB stick. The installer, I always find, creates problems (usally with our PCs). Is it that the file is too large for download or is it more technical than that?

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I would like to know though why we can't just download the file ready to go and copy it straight to a USB stick ... Is it that the file is too large for download or is it more technical than that?

 

It's more technical than that. When you update the software, you're actually reinstalling the whole underlying operating system. Everything on the console gets wiped and reinstalled, so during this time there is no software to 'manage' the update process. For this reason, we 'install' a kind of operating system onto the memory stick, which the console then boots from. This then manages the installation onto the console.

 

We are looking into ways to do quicker, simpler software update with a single file dragged onto a USB stick.

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