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Windows 7: Unable to Boot a Live USB with Linux on Windows 7 Home Premium

09 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium - x64
Unable to Boot a Live USB with Linux on Windows 7 Home Premium

I am not able to boot from a live USB on my laptop. I currently have USB Legacy enabled and my boot device order is set to start with USB HDD, SATA HDD, Network Boot, then SAT ODD. Also, when I hit F12 to go to the "Boot Option Menu," and I when I select USB HDD and hit still boots windows. I know that my computer recognizes the USB becuause the name of USB appears when I try to boot from F12 and when I changed the boot option order.

I have also tested my usb on a different laptop and it worked. My other laptop has Windows 8.1 and I was able to boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon (64bit) from my USB.

Hopefully someone can help.

System Summary:

Manufacturer: Lenovo
Model: Lenovo Win7 PC
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2450M
CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Cores, 4 Logical Processors
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System

Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer: Lenovo
System Model: 4334
System Type: x64-based PC
SMBIOS: Version 2.7

Other Info
Local Disk (C: ) Properties:
File system : NTFS
Free Space: 343GB

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09 Apr 2015   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

Was the USB stick made on the Win8 machine? If so, it may have a GPT partition scheme, which the presumably non-UEFI Win7 machine will not read. If you were able to boot from the stick on the W8 machine without turning off secure boot in the bios, this is the case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

What did you use to put Linux on the usb drive ?
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