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Windows 7: USB boot loader ?'s

12 Nov 2014   #1
Joey Jars

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USB boot loader ?'s

Just built a new htpc, want to install windows 7 via a USB flash drive. Used Rufus to create bootable flash drive from iso, uefi / gpt partition. OK so here is the questions, motherboard not showing flash drive in boot option priorities, read in a few places that I may need to disable fast boot and or secure boot control option to make it appear. If this is the case can I enable fast boot after I install windows or do I have to leave it disabled?

Hardware:
asrock fm2a88x itx+ (mini itx)
Amd a6 6400k CPU
Crucial ddr3 2x2gb ram


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12 Nov 2014   #2
wightwalker

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BIOS may need to be changed to enable USB to be seen; that was certainly the case with my old MSI P7N SLI MB
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12 Nov 2014   #3
Joey Jars

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What setting did you have to change?
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12 Nov 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Secure Boot does not support Win7 so you must disable it.

Disable Fast Boot to get the boot menu.

Set HDD first to boot, trigger stick using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Boot the stick as a EFI device to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.
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16 Nov 2014   #5
Joey Jars

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Thanks for the info, ended up just burning it to a DVD and going that route, thought USB would be simple, apparently there is some know how needed
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