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Windows 7: Can't Boot Windows 7 From USB?

17 Apr 2013   #1
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
Can't Boot Windows 7 From USB?

I seem to find the option in the BIOS Menu , I go to the boot tab , then all I see are these options , as you can see that the SanDisk which is my USB is listed first, how come it's not booting up?




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17 Apr 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

When you boot, do you get a prompt anywhere on the screen about a boot menu or temporary boot order? It's often F12 or F10. If so, try that and see if you can select the SanDisk flash drive.

Does it (the SanDisk drive) boot on another computer?
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17 Apr 2013   #3
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
When you boot, do you get a prompt anywhere on the screen about a boot menu or temporary boot order? It's often F12 or F10. If so, try that and see if you can select the SanDisk flash drive.

Does it (the SanDisk drive) boot on another computer?

Tried that, no success. Yes I tested my other laptop and it works perfectly.
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17 Apr 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you have a dvd drive ? Just make yourself a windows installation dvd from a working pc, all you need is a blank dvd, and of course the pc has to have a dvd burner.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
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17 Apr 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

You have to select the SanDisk which is not selected yet but only offered along with the internal HD beneath it.

It says on the right side to move the cursor up or down using F5 or F6. Highlight SanDisk and then Save and Exit.

If it won't allow you to choose one of the HD's thre then it will be in the storage section but you don't want to set a flash stick as your primary HD, s o back out of BIOS setup and use the Acer F12 Boot menu key at boot to select the SanDisk for boot.

Follow closely the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect install.
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18 Apr 2013   #6
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do you have a dvd drive ? Just make yourself a windows installation dvd from a working pc, all you need is a blank dvd, and of course the pc has to have a dvd burner.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
Yeah I will do that, That's another way to go around.
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18 Apr 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And much simpler for you.

Installing from a usb can be tricky, I learned to do it on my experiment pc.
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18 Apr 2013   #8
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
And much simpler for you.

Installing from a usb can be tricky, I learned to do it on my experiment pc.
I have installed Windows XP from a USB Drive, but that time it was on a different Laptop.
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