sandisk-cruzer-2gbWhen the latest build of Windows 7 (7048) leaked it came as a package of files, not an image. Fine I thought. So I decided to pop it on a bootable USB key and take advantage of *even* faster installation times.

It’s not that easy.

After an hour of trying to find a method that doesn’t involve me having a bootable floppy lying around on my desk (in 2009!!) I gave up and just burnt it to disk, licking the wounds of time that this had already cost me.

I’ve now found a way of doing so will write up a guide and make it the first in a new tab on my blog, ingeniously entitled ‘tutorials’. It’s not hard, but not obvious and in my opinion should be an option when formatting any drive with a single partition on it!!