computer will not recognize windows 7 on my usb hard drive when I try to boot from it. I go into bios and select usb hard drive but it goes on with its normal routine. Need to reinstall windows on a computer that I am locked out of.
You need to create a Bootable Win7 USB stick.
Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store or from another site online.
Use this program to create a bootable image of the original Win7 disk or ISO image that you have with you.
No, not that way, get yourself a 4 to 8 GB USB stick, use the Win7 download tool to make it bootable and have the setup files on it (The program will automatically do that).
Then reboot the system with the USB stick in the USB slot and the TB HDD in another USB slot, boot from the USB stick and let it install windows on the TB HDD.
Then onwards, you will be able to boot from the TB HDD as a normal rig.
is their anyway to get into a computer..well 2 I am locked out of with out a large usb stick, because I do not have one available to me now..I only have the hard drive at my disposal. btw thx for your help