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Windows 7: Booting from a USB

12 Jul 2014   #1
sikm

windows7
 
 
Booting from a USB

I'm about to reinstal Win7.

I have a Gigabyte 965p-ds3 mb and have created a bootable USB using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.

To boot from the USB I need to change BIOS and my 4 USB options are: USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM and USB-HDD.

I've stepped through all of those and at no point is the USB detected.

Any ideas what else I can try?


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12 Jul 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You shouldn't have to change BIOS, leave it as you normally have it. I have mine set to boot the hard drive first.

Use the one time Boot Menu key, often F12 though it varies with the manufacturer, to bring up the Boot Menu where you can select the USB flash drive to boot from. The flash drive has to be installed when you boot or it won't be seen.
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12 Jul 2014   #3
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Does the Flash drive show in an Explorer window (Computer)?

Is the USB port 3.0? Do you have the 3.0 driver for the mobo (if it needs it)

Easy test - try another USB port.

One last question - are you installing UEFI?
If you are, then the media you created will not do the trick. A Win7 UEFI install requires FAT32 file system, the Windows download tool formats the Flash drive as NTFS.

See: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
which links to
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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12 Jul 2014   #4
sikm

windows7
 
 
bios setting

Thanks all problem now sorted I hadn't changed the boot priority device.
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