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Windows 7: Avoid "Press any key to boot from USB" after boot device selection?

18 Apr 2017   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
Avoid "Press any key to boot from USB" after boot device selection?

I installed windows on an USB flash drive.

When I boot a computer with this USB flash drive inserted I press F8 to get into the boot device selection.
I selected the USB flash drive as boot device and hit RETURN.

But then I am always asked again:

"Press any key to boot from USB" in white letters on black background with running countdown

Yes, stupid computer! I just tell you to boot from USB flash drive! Why do you ask again?

How can I avoid this annoying second prompt?

Peter


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18 Apr 2017   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It is normal. Just press any key to continue to the windows installation.

If you're already finish with the OS installation, remove your flash drive on "Restarting your computer in 10 seconds.." and your computer should boot to windows.
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18 Apr 2017   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have just read this thread and am not sure I understand what the situation is!
It would seem that pstein has installed Windows 7 onto a flash drive whereas the "normal" procedure would be to install onto the "C" drive. Have I got that correct - if so what's the point of that?
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18 Apr 2017   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think what thread starter meant is that the Windows DVD install en toto, et al, was somehow placed onto his usb flashdrive.
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19 Apr 2017   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

We may never know the full details here as the OP never seems to respond to any replies he receives to his queries!
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19 Apr 2017   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The message is part of the BIOS programming and has been in place for as long as the PC, (at least in my memory). It is not a switchable option
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19 Apr 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep create new media if that option is not wanted
The point of the feature is so one does not have to use F8 all one needs to do is wait for the prompt
The only issue might be if the usb or dvd is not 1st or 2nd in front of the hdd or ssd in the boot order if they aren't the press any key feature might not work the system would choose the first boot devise and ignore the usb or dvd.
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19 Apr 2017   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I get the same message but it continues to boot to Windows then. My guess is the boot order being the first priority is the USB drive because I have mine set to first boot to the USB (if there's any plugged in).
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19 Apr 2017   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the install is done just remove the usb stick.

There`s nothing you can do about the Press any key message, it`s normal as stated above. Even for a usb stick sometimes.

You`ll have to explain what you mean by "Installed Windows on a usb drive"

Do you want to run windows from the usb stick or do you want to install windows from the stick.

If you are using the stick to install windows, then you are doing it correctly by using the boot menu.
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27 Apr 2017   #10
pramardhika

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you set your drive priority to boot from flash drive, then the computer will do so. But you need to "press any key to boot from USB" to verify. I guess it is a BIOS or mainboard standard and IMO you cannot get rid of it.

By the way,
Why do you prefer installing windows in flash drive?
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