Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Making and using a bootable USB key

10 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Making and using a bootable USB key

I'm using an HP laptop and made a bootable flash key with the Microsoft utility (which I downloaded from Microsoft) to make a Windows 7 installation. I (supposedly) changed the boot order in the bIOS to look first at the key. Didn't work - booted directly into Windows 7 (seemingly bypassed the bootable key).

1. How do I tell if the USB key is bootable?

2. What could have prevented my BIOS from remembering my new boot order?

3. What might be the reason(s) why my laptop won't boot from the USB key?


»HP Pavilion dv5t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
Serial Number: CNF84816H3
Product Number: kq573av

Thank you............

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Easiest method which never fails: write to stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in the dropdown menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Making and using a bootable USB key




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Making and using a bootable USB key
Thread Forum
Making a Windows 7 SSD Bootable Installation & Setup
Making a DVD-R Win 7 bootable Windows Updates & Activation
Making a bootable USB Chillout Room
Making a bootable DVD from the Windows 7 ISO? Installation & Setup
Making bootable DVD Installation & Setup
making bootable cd/dvd from .iso Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33