Installing Windows through USB

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  1. BlackWizzard17
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    I have successfully put windows 7 on a USB flash drive through the Microsoft tool.
    What my problem is getting my windows to boot from the flash drive.
    On my other computer i was able to change the boot order to run off a CD-Rom but this computer is totally different. the picture that shows the files is all the stuff that was transfer to the drive.
    The other picture shows how i can change the boot order but it does not work. I need help on what i might be doing wrong or if i need to post more information.


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    Can you be more specific when you say "it does not work" regarding boot order?
     
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    I forgot
    First of all, remove your text format please.

    Secondly, what exactly are you having issues with? I mean, I understand you're having troubles booting to USB, but what do you mean changing the boot order doesn't work? As in, when you change Removable to 1st device it just doesn't save? Or if you change it, it just doesn't boot off the USB drive? Some USB drives require additional drivers to work (which is absolutely retarded, but whatever). If this is the case for your USB drive, it won't boot and you'll need to use another one/burn a Windows ISO to a disc.
     
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    Fixed the formatting.

    Anyway, the first thing I would suggest is update your BIOS. It's likely it's outdated and the current revision doesn't have the boot from USB option. Other then that It looks like you did everything right.
    Although I would suggest you slipstream your USB install to SP1 to grab a ton of updates

    Also lol @ your pirated copy of windows ;O; SO OBVIOUS
     
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    It should support his USB drive, as the third in boot order is "removable." Also, lol.
     
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    I forgot
    It shows Removable in the picture of his BIOs, so it supports USB.


    EDIT: :ninja:'d
     
  7. jonthedit

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    Or does it? Removable could be Removable Floppy Disk :ninja:
    Plus a BIOS update generally contains compatibility fixes with USB Hubs and compatibility, etc.
     
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    It could also be "Removable Compact Disk." But that'd just be silly.

    And yeah, he could update his bios (if it isn't already updated), but since he seems to have a problem working the bios, it seems likely that his attempt at updating could result in messed up computer. Unless it's a simple procedure, but it doesn't look like it from how old the bios looks.
     
  9. BlackWizzard17
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    Okay thanks for responding, now how would I update my bios or know if my bios is up to date
     
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    Just to add, it's also possible the USB drive itself either wasn't formatted correctly to boot (shouldn't be the case with the MS tool, but I've seen it happen a few times) or doesn't support booting (rare, as it usually means it requires drivers to support built in features to work, which is plain retarded). Then there's the possibility that a pirated version of Windows is missing one or more key files to boot.

    In all 3 of these cases, the system would tell you something indicating these errors when trying to boot, assuming you set Removable to first boot priority.