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Windows 7: USB Installation Issue

07 Nov 2010   #1
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 
USB Installation Issue

So im having issues with my PNY 8gb Flash drive that im trying to use to install 7 onto my desktop. The problem is that whenever I insert it into my computer and try and boot off it, (Clean install btw) even though the bios menus detect the drive when I boot it acts as though it didnt insert. Please help I need my desktop


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07 Nov 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you make a Bootable USB Flash drive win7 install ?

When you have the bios set to boot from USB, USB should be inserted first with computer turned OFF.
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07 Nov 2010   #3
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you make a Bootable USB Flash drive win7 install ?

When you have the bios set to boot from USB, USB should be inserted first with computer turned OFF.
Inserted before boot and it still did the same thing. It is a windows seven 32 bit install
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07 Nov 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you follow a tutorial to make the USB bootable

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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07 Nov 2010   #5
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you follow a tutorial to make the USB bootable

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
I followed another tutorial and they seem similar but I will do it over and post my results, thanks
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07 Nov 2010   #6
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

do you have an option to force the BIOS to boot from the USB? Something like this:

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07 Nov 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Sometimes one method doesnt work so you need to try another.

The one which always works for me is to install UltraISO trial, open ISO on File tab, select Write Image on Bootable tab, then Format, Write.
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