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Windows 7: Gateway fed 1000 operating system windows ME bios not detecting usb

25 Oct 2014   #1
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 
Gateway fed 1000 operating system windows ME bios not detecting usb

When I go into the bios (f10) I go into boot and it comes up with first device, second, third and so on. in the options for the boot devices, I try every option and the usb is bootable and plugged in!! trying to replace ME to windows 7. Please help!!!!!


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25 Oct 2014   #2
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Now it is saying invalid boot diskette:
insert boot diskette into drive A:
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25 Oct 2014   #3
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I'm going to take a quick (and educated) guess here & say a system THAT old doesn't allow USB devices to BE bootable.,
early systems w/ USB ports could still only boot from hard drives, floppy drives, optical drives & (opmetimes) a drive on the network.
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25 Oct 2014   #4
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Fixed the invalid disk part
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25 Oct 2014   #5
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Then how do you put a new OS sowtware eg.Windows 7 on there using a USB image(iso)?
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25 Oct 2014   #6
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

These systems were never designed to use a USB image for booting, it would have to be on a floppy or cd/dvd.
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25 Oct 2014   #7
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 

But you can put it on there with a cd, right?
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25 Oct 2014   #8
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Actually I believe the iso size is around 3 gigs, which would probably mean a DVD.
The other concern I'd have is the amount of memory ( I think that gateway maxed out at 512mb, I believe win 7 recommends 1 gig & needs 2 to run reasonably well. There are cases where people get it to run w/ less than 1 gig, but I'd expect lousy performance.. I'd also be concerned about getting all the drivers you need for that machine to run win7, as it was designed for ME.
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25 Oct 2014   #9
mharris3960

Windows 8 x64
 
 

But when I select the dvd drive it doesn't boot of it. Instead it boots into Windows ME
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25 Oct 2014   #10
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Does your system have a DVD reader, or just a CD player? I believe that system is old enough not to necessarily have a DVD reader/player in it. I also think your chances of getting Win 7 to run on that system are pretty slim.
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