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Windows 7: How to set the BIOS priority to USB?

11 Jan 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you detach all the other USB devices so that that BIOS boot menu will only show the one stick from which you want to boot. Usually it's easy - you navigate to the stick with the up/down keys and hit enter. There may be a little message appearing on the left top in the next (black) screen that says: "Hit any key" - that's when you hit the space bar (or any other) to proceed. You have 10 seconds to do that after which the BIOS resumes the boot from your default device (which is probably the C disk).


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11 Jan 2010   #22
friwise

Windows 7
 
 

When I enter the bios I have no USB on the computer.
I set USB HDD first and then I plug in the USB
What shall I have set second after the USB HDD?
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11 Jan 2010   #23
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Plug the USB in FIRST and it does not matter what comes second because you're going to cahnge it after it boots once. If you don't it will keep booting from the USB drive. You will not get things done that way. You just want to boot once so you can copy Windows files to the HD.
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11 Jan 2010   #24
friwise

Windows 7
 
 

There are more than one USBs in the options list.
Which one shall I chose
There is one USB HDD one USB FDD one USB cd/dvd etc
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11 Jan 2010   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friwise View Post
There are more than one USBs in the options list.
Which one shall I chose
There is one USB HDD one USB FDD one USB cd/dvd etc
I would try the second one first. You will know immediately if it works.
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11 Jan 2010   #26
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, if it does not boot to the USB, just reset and try the next one. Make sure it's plugged in so it will know to detect it.
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11 Jan 2010   #27
friwise

Windows 7
 
 

some maybe important infos of my bios


F12 boot menu disabled
D2D Recovery enabled
Network boot enabled
Quit boot didabled

BOOT priority order:

1. USB key
2. USB HDD
3. PCI LAN: Network boot
4. USB FDD
5. IDE0:
6. USB CD/DVD ROM
7. CD/DVD


SHALL I CHANGE SOMETHING OF THEM?
I think they are the only changeable values
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11 Jan 2010   #28
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Now I'm confused.

If you have the option to "enable" a boot menu, you will want to change that to "enable"

Will it boot to the USB now? If not you might need to change the #2 to #1 (USB HDD) or #4 to #1 (USB FDD)

Normally the HDD (maybe IDE0) will have a "+" netxt to it and you can choose which HDD you want to boot from.

I am also wondering if your USB drive has been made "bootable" as per the instructions in the tutorial. If not, it will never boot. It must be bootable.
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11 Jan 2010   #29
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
overlooked

something is being overlooked here he could not boot from DVD either that leads me to believe there is something more going on here
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11 Jan 2010   #30
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
ISO

try using an ISO
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