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Windows 7: Making and using a bootable USB key

10 Nov 2011   #1
Nisko

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............


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10 Nov 2011   #2
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

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10 Nov 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Easiest method which never fails: write to stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in the dropdown menu.
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