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Windows 7: Cannot boot from usb

19 Nov 2012   #1
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Cannot boot from usb

I seem to have a problem, i recently created a usb drive with windows 7 on it but i cant boot from it at all, what i mean is when i press etc on my keyboard it brings me to boot from device menu, when i tried to navigate to my cruzer glide usb stick and press enter it just freezes my pc, i tried waiting but it just brings up a error on my screen that windows did not boot properly. Any assistance on this?


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19 Nov 2012   #2
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Btw if this is in wrong thread please move
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19 Nov 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you want to install win7 from usb stick?
Or do you want to run win7 from the stick?
What exact error do you get?
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19 Nov 2012   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try creating a new USB key drive by following OPTION TWO here: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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19 Nov 2012   #5
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I want to install windows 7 from a usb stick, i tried mostly everything formatted about 5 times already without luck, but the problem i am getting is when i tried to boot from the device it just freezes my pc and 50 seconds after that bring up that usual error you get when windows did not booted up properly you know.
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19 Nov 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

This could be caused by a corrupt .ISO file. Download the appropriate .ISO again from here, and use the link that Dwarf provided to write it to the USB stick again.

Regards,
Golden
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20 Nov 2012   #7
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

same thing does not work
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20 Nov 2012   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Assuming that the ISO is not corrupt, the other possibility is that the pendrive has some problem.

Try another pendrive and check.

And for creating the windows installation key, I would recommend WiNToBootic. WiNToBootic - the ultimate Windows 7/8 USB Boot Disk Maker

WiNToBootic: Easily Create Bootable Flash Drive For Any Windows OS With Bootloader Flash [Windows]
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21 Nov 2012   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

So the USB key is not booting at all? Did you forget to mark it as active as instructed in the Tutorial I linked you to? If so, you will need to repeat creating the key, but don't forget this step, otherwise it won't work.
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