Help with bootable USB

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Sep 21, 2011
  1. ThatDudeWithTheFood
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    Ok so I am trying to install Windows 7 off a usb flash drive. I used disk utility to make the USB bootable and installed rEFIt to allow for more EFI booting options.Problem is when I start up my computer and rEFIt starts there is no Windows icon just the normal Apple icon.Anyone know how to fix this.I have seen other people install windows 7 from USB but its not working for me.
     
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    On Apple don't you have to hold Command+s or
    something to choose what you want to boot?
     
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    Had a feeling my above post wasn't what he wanted D=
     
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    First of all, I'm assuming you're using a Mac?


    Also, did you setup a BootCamp partiton already? Since you're going to need BootCamp.

    I suggest using this: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_c...-setup_10.7.pdf

    Also, in order to choose what you want to boot into/off of, you have to hold the Option key while your computer is booting.
     
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    Yes I set up a bootcamp partition and bootcamp only lets you use actual DVDs which I can't burn because my SuperDrive doesn't like Memorex DVDs.
     
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    You didn't read that link I posted.

     
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    Sorry I thought it was just a link to that .pdf that walks you through using bootcamp assistant.
     
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    You should have at least checked it out before saying something.
     
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    win to flash works google it , screw microsofts way ive done it with wintoflash since win xp
     
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    WintoFlash is a windows tool.
     
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    Most Boot menus are access by pressing F11 as the system boots up. If the USB is not selectable as an option, it might be disabled in the BIOS.

    If your motherboard doesn't support a boot menu of any kind, your likely SOL since it likely wouldn't pass the minimum requirements either.
     

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