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Windows 7: Booting Win 7 from USB flash drive ?


13 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Booting Win 7 from USB flash drive ?

In order to be able to Boot from a flash drive , I understand this ability must be enabled in ones system .

I have a desktop and a new laptop in neither of which do I see this choice .

I presume this is a choice originally installed on the m/b and it would not , therefore , be possible to use software to enable it ?

Is that a correct assumption ?

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13 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If the flash drive itself was bootable, then all you would have to do is set the BIOS to boot from it, or select it from a boot menu, as some systems have by hitting F12, etc.

That being said, you can boot Windows 7's installer from a flash drive, but you can't boot a working, installed version of Windows 7 from a USB device.
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