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Windows 7: Finding appropriate USB port for installing Windows

01 Jun 2013   #1
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
Finding appropriate USB port for installing Windows

Hello all,

When a PC has several USB ports and if I want to install Windows (XP or 7) using a bootable USB, first I should configure the BIOS to boots from the USB port but then, into which port I should put the USB flash? Or how can I find that USB port that the BIOS will boot from it?

Thank you.


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02 Jun 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can use any usb port. But why not use the one on the front of the pc.
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02 Jun 2013   #3
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Yes, my intention was to use one of the front ones. But it couldn't recognize my flash. Are you sure that each one can be usable for installing? In the BIOS there are more than one USBs to configure to boot from.
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02 Jun 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is this a new custom built computer ? Are you sure the front USB ports are connected to the MB properly ?

Maybe give of some more detailed specs on this system.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote:
Are you sure the front USB ports are connected to the MB properly ?
What do you mean by MB?
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02 Jun 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Usually front USB ports have wires or cables with wires inside that lead to a place on the MB (Motheboard) where the are plugged into the USB Header on the Motherboard.
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02 Jun 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

How do you know the flash drive is bootable, who prepared it ? How was it prepared ?

Have you used it successfully before ?
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02 Jun 2013   #8
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
How do you know the flash drive is bootable, who prepared it ? How was it prepared ?

Have you used it successfully before ?
Yes it's fine and I have used it several times before.

I don't know, but anyway, it's possible that the front ports have flaw.
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02 Jun 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then just use 1 on the back, then tap the proper key to bring up the boot menu and see if the drive shows up.
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02 Jun 2013   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Then see if it will boot & install from the rear USB ports,
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