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August 2, 2013 4:14:26 PM

I recently purchased a laptop that came with windows 8. I'm not a fan and I planned on loading windows 7 onto it. I have windows 7 all set up on a usb to be booted off of but when I go into the boot menu the usb doesn't show up.Any ideas?

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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 4:41:37 PM

is the usb in a usb 3.0 port?

if so put it in a usb 2.0 port
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August 2, 2013 4:48:48 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
is the usb in a usb 3.0 port?

if so put it in a usb 2.0 port

I tried it in both and it still doesn't show up.
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 4:53:10 PM

can you test it in another pc to make sure the usb is actually bootable?
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August 2, 2013 5:00:20 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
can you test it in another pc to make sure the usb is actually bootable?


I booted off it when I built my own computer, that is how I put windows 7 on that computer.
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 5:04:22 PM

look in the bios for booting from usb/external settings

or could start the setup from the usb in windows 8 ?

it should in theory then restart and continue the windows 7 setup
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August 2, 2013 5:11:14 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
look in the bios for booting from usb/external settings

or could start the setup from the usb in windows 8 ?

it should in theory then restart and continue the windows 7 setup


I tried to start the setup in windows 8 but it gave me error 0x0
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 5:27:17 PM

have you tried making a new bootable 7 usb?

just in case somethings got corrupted on it
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August 2, 2013 5:31:13 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
have you tried making a new bootable 7 usb?

just in case somethings got corrupted on it


I'm trying a few small things but if they don't work that will probably be my next option.
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August 2, 2013 6:01:37 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
i have had issues before with bootable usbs made with the windows tool

i use yumi instead now

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator...

it allows more than one operating system or tools to be added as well if needed


I just tried it and it still is not showing up on the boot menu.
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 6:05:26 PM

then would have to say look in your bios to see if you can move usb/external to the top of the boot order

cant think of anything else to try

its after 2am here and my brains shutting down
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August 2, 2013 6:06:39 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
then would have to say look in your bios to see if you can move usb/external to the top of the boot order

cant think of anything else to try

its after 2am here and my brains shutting down


I've gone to the bios, and usb/external doesnt even show up, there is only 1 option that shows up.
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 6:12:09 PM

thats weird

i would expect any modern laptop to have boot from usb/external option

whats the make and model of it?
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August 2, 2013 6:14:16 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
thats weird

i would expect any modern laptop to have boot from usb/external option

whats the make and model of it?

Samsung - ATIV Book 4
Model: NP470R5E-K02UB
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 6:20:15 PM

user manual says

1
Select the
Boot
menu in the BIOS Setup.
2
Press <
Enter
> on the
Boot Device Priority
item
3
Press the down key (

) to move to the
SATA HDD
item and
press the
F6
key to move up to the top item.

has a usb hdd option there

also says

If you need to boot
using a
USB
device, enter the
BIOS Setup, select the
Advanced
menu and set the
Fast
BIOS Mode
item to
Disabled
.
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August 2, 2013 6:24:11 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
user manual says

1
Select the
Boot
menu in the BIOS Setup.
2
Press <
Enter
> on the
Boot Device Priority
item
3
Press the down key (

) to move to the
SATA HDD
item and
press the
F6
key to move up to the top item.

has a usb hdd option there

also says

If you need to boot
using a
USB
device, enter the
BIOS Setup, select the
Advanced
menu and set the
Fast
BIOS Mode
item to
Disabled
.


Fast BIOS mode is disabled. When I go to the boot menu only 1 option shows up. And when i go to boot priority it only gives me 1 option.
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a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 6:29:34 PM

only other thing i see in the manual is

Chapter 5.
Troubleshooting
Q&A
Q9
I want to remove the pre-installed Windows 8
operating system and install a different OS.
A
If you want to install a different operating system on your
PC, you need to change the BIOS settings first.
For more information, visit http://www.samsung.com and
go to Customer Support > Troubleshooting. Search for
Windows 8 and look through the list of search results for the
relevant issue
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December 15, 2013 11:06:33 PM

If you need to boot
using a
USB
device, enter the
BIOS Setup {Press F2}
select the Advanced menu and set the
AHCI Mode Control --> Manually
then set the
Set AHCI Mode --> Disabled
then goto Boot menu
then Boot Device Priority
Show your USB... :kaola: 
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December 30, 2013 12:45:41 PM

newgcs said:
If you need to boot
using a
USB
device, enter the
BIOS Setup {Press F2}
select the Advanced menu and set the
AHCI Mode Control --> Manually
then set the
Set AHCI Mode --> Disabled
then goto Boot menu
then Boot Device Priority
Show your USB... :kaola: 




And if it doesn't shows up???
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January 21, 2014 3:04:32 PM

I have the same model Samsung ATIV 4 i5 intel

I have just done the follow tasks and this is the solution.
So first go into bios with F2 persistently pushed then in the advanced tab - Fast bios mode "disabled", reboot, go in the bios again in the boot tab you would be able to choose usb boot device option :) 
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