How to Create A Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB from Linux

Thanks to Gunthers at serverfault, I was able to create a USB and start the Startup Repair tool from there to repair my Windows 7 boot.

Probably the only thing you need to know is how to make the USB bootable as I assume you know that you need an NTFS partition on the USB including the installation files (copied over from a DVD or a backup ISO file).

Well, after all that pretty regular stuff, you need to grab ms-sys from here and install it to be able to write Microsoft compatible boot records. (It could also exist in your repositories, so do a check first if you want with your favorite package management tool. (e.g. apt-get, aptitude, yum etc.)

To write a Windows 7 MBR onto the USB device; just do a

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How to install ONLY the application that you want to BlackBerry without checking for device application updates

"Can’t I only install the app that I want and NOTHING else?"
Have you said this to yourself? Well, I also did.

When you want to install an app through the Application Loader on Desktop Manager it is first “Searching for available device software”.

Well, I don’t want it to. And I don’t want it to install any updates. If you also don’t; or just want to install your app in a lesser amount of time, then follow the steps below.

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*Solution* – Cannot connect BlackBerry to Desktop Manager

Well, I am able to connect it the first time around, but when I unplug the USB cable and then later want to re-connect it with my laptop, I cannot.
It gets stuck while trying to connect showing the text "Connecting to device.." on the phone.

Yep, it works fine if I restart my OS, but I don’t want to do that since it is a waste of time. Fortunately, we have another option. Solving the problem by doing what restarting the OS does.

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