Straight out of the hak5 wiki, I've been trying to build my own USB Switchblade. Unfortunately, at the time of the episode, the best we had was Windows XP. Well, time has passed, things have changed, and I'm sitting on a Windows 7 box (honestly, I only use it for gaming), and I no longer have an XP box in the house. The instructions for creating a Switchblade involve running a utility that reflashes your U3 capable USB thumbdrive with a custom .iso that includes all your fun tools. Unfortunately, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operate quite a bit differently than Windows XP, and the utility that reflashes your pen drive complains that "you can only update one U3 compatible device at a time," and that you should "unplug all other devices." Fortunately, I have found a solution.
For this to work, you're going to need a couple of things. First, you're going to need the LPInstaller. If you don't know what that is, or where to find it, Google is your friend. Next, you will need a .iso to flash onto your drive. Since that's out of the scope of this article, I will leave the searching up to you. I would suggest looking into GonZor's switchblade .iso. Once you have your tools assembled, read on.
First thing's first, you will need to extract LPInstaller using WinRAR or 7-zip, or the like. Your new directory will have another LPInstaller, a couple of .dll's, some text files, and the like. You will need to create a new file in this directory, called qa.ini. qa.ini will include two lines:
The hard part is over. Now, run cmd.exe with elevated permissions, cd into the LPInstalller directory, and run:
Follow the installation instructions, and in moments you will have a working USB Switchblade. This hack can be attributed to Andre.