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Bootable with any flash drive?

the question may be kind of noobish I just need to know something.

I have a 32GB 2.0 usb drive one of those key shaped ones I got from ebay ~ Is there any reason this wouldn't work as a bootable usb? I am having some issues with my PC as it is so I don't know if it's the computer or the USB drive which I tried using ~ I actually mounted the ISO of win 7 on it and it was never recognized so it's just a general question.

All flash drives, providing sufficient space should work for Win 7 or Linux right?

Off Topic question 2: I also heard that the Flash drive needs to be a 3.0 version but I really don't know just wanted to throw it out there

p.s. and yes the Flash drive was originally formatted to FAT32
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  1. the drive should boot if it set as a boot device and boot files are put on the usb stick. microsoft makes a free iso to usb tool for people that want make a bootable windows usb stick. there also hirem boot disk/iso image that a disk tools disk that bootable and has mini xp on it to see if your hardware that causing issues.
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    EzTec said:
    the question may be kind of noobish I just need to know something.

    I have a 32GB 2.0 usb drive one of those key shaped ones I got from ebay ~ Is there any reason this wouldn't work as a bootable usb? I am having some issues with my PC as it is so I don't know if it's the computer or the USB drive which I tried using ~ I actually mounted the ISO of win 7 on it and it was never recognized so it's just a general question.

    All flash drives, providing sufficient space should work for Win 7 or Linux right?

    Off Topic question 2: I also heard that the Flash drive needs to be a 3.0 version but I really don't know just wanted to throw it out there

    p.s. and yes the Flash drive was originally formatted to FAT32

    to make a bootable usb drive, you need one of the two following tools:
    Universal USB Installer
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
    microsoft has it's own tool, but it comes with some conditions
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    you can use a usb 2.0 disk without issues.
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