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Bootable windows 7 install USB stick not detected as boot device

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Last response: in Motherboards
January 27, 2013 9:49:10 PM

For a while now I have had a copy of windows 7 ult. On a flash drive, and have booted from it multiple times on other PCs, but I just tried it on another pc, and it doesn't work.

I sort through BIOS so I can change boot order and install windows 7 from the USB stick, but it isn't found as a boot device. it is, however, detected as a hard drive.

I am a little confused, because i just tried it on my personal PC and it was detected just fine as a boot device.

any help would be awesome! thanks!

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a c 1496 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2013 10:03:57 PM

Some ideas: see if Legacy USB is enabled in BIOS and if 3.0 USB controllers present onboard, connect the USB stick to on of the 2.0 ports.
a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2013 10:17:22 PM

Also some motherboard notice the USB drive as a actual hard drive, so instead of changing the device boot order, change your hard drive boot order.