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How to boot windows 7 from a usb dvd rom

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November 9, 2011 8:29:15 AM

Hello, My DVD rom is usb connected and when i click install it says low disk space on drive C and if i want to format it i will have to boot fro dvd but when i restart my computer it dosent give me the option to boot from dvd it just loads my OS and i cant format C manually as it contains my current OS.m pLZ HELP
a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 8:30:29 AM

Select boot from USB from your bios.
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November 9, 2011 8:33:57 AM

Where do i find my bios and how do i activare them
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a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 8:55:59 AM

Try the F12 key. That should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu and allow you to chose a USB device.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 8:56:42 AM

What are you doing that you want to format your C: drive?
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November 9, 2011 8:58:16 AM

I tryed to do waht you said but it still wont boot at startup what should I do? :bounce: 
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a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 9:00:41 AM

So you can't get into bios?
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November 9, 2011 9:07:08 AM

I got into Bios and disabled all others except Ide CD-Rom but it still wont boot and for the expert I want to install windows 7 from DVD ROm which is connected via usb and is an external DVD rom not an internal one
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a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 9:08:17 AM

No, not IDE CD ROM. You have to select boot from USB device.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 9, 2011 9:20:23 AM

Advanced Boot Menu = F12 key at power on.


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