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February 17, 2014 8:54:06 AM

Hi all,

For some time I have been trying to install a copy of windows from my usb drive(pendrive)...as the copy of windows in our country is pirated and often loaded with viruses etc....So I downloaded a .iso of a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit from a website(the website is legit as it is a partner of Microsoft but I forgot the name of that website) and used windows 7 usb/dvd download tool...It made my usb drive bootable with no error...Ok so I connect my bootable device and restart my pc but my windows doesn't load from my usb drive and it boots up from my hard drive...I tried changing the boot order in my bios but there is no removable media or whatsoever in the boot order of my bios...but there are some settings about usb boot in the bios, I enabled it(in the description it says it makes the usb devices boot first) but.....it isn't working. Whenever I try to boot it from my usb it just boots from my hard drive...also I tried all of my ports but still doesn't work. Heard about some other software which requires you to burn that specific .iso file to a cd but I don't own a cd/dvd re-writer

any help?

P.S. I don't know if it will be relevant to this post...but the reason I am reinstalling windows cause of some windows error like 0xc000007b or 0xc0000142 etc.. when I reinstall windows, all the programs I install works perfectly fine but after some days again those errors pop up. These errors are so damn annoying that even my catalyst control centre doesn't run.

P.S. My motherboard is D945GCCR(quite a old model but please...don't suggest changing motherboard)

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a b V Motherboard
February 17, 2014 9:04:23 AM

Could try another means of setting up your Flash Drive.....

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


Scroll down to 'Download YUMI'
Insert your Pendrive and note it's Drive Letter (Important!)
Run the software once downloaded
Select the correct Drive Letter
Scroll down the list of Distros to 'Windows Vista/7/8
Browse to the location of your ISO It should look something like this


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February 17, 2014 8:41:27 PM

dodger46 said:
Could try another means of setting up your Flash Drive.....

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


Scroll down to 'Download YUMI'
Insert your Pendrive and note it's Drive Letter (Important!)
Run the software once downloaded
Select the correct Drive Letter
Scroll down the list of Distros to 'Windows Vista/7/8
Browse to the location of your ISO It should look something like this





Thanks for the help...but still my pc doesn't boot from the usb :(  is there anything else I can do to make work? searched on the net it says just put removable media on top of the boot order but in my bios there is no such option in the boot device priority field(boot order option). But it does have some sort of option in the end like "enable usb boot" I enabled that but still doesn't work :( 

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a b V Motherboard
February 17, 2014 10:27:54 PM

Your BIOS Boot Menu may look like this, try suggestions to enable USB Boot.



If all fails I could send you a backup disk,, just use Private Message to send me your address.
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February 23, 2014 5:22:55 AM

dodger46 said:
Your BIOS Boot Menu may look like this, try suggestions to enable USB Boot.



If all fails I could send you a backup disk,, just use Private Message to send me your address.




Thanks for all the help! but I found a fix for my problem anyway...just used my dad's pendrive and it worked!...have no clue what was wrong with my previous penrdive though....

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a b V Motherboard
February 23, 2014 6:43:38 AM

Hmmm! One of life's little mysteries...
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