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Booting from a USB Jump drive.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Henrybaker, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Henrybaker

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    When I am installing Windows (XP or 7), I first set the computer's CMOS to "Boot from CD ROM" first.
    Then I put the factory CD or DVD into the drive.
    Then I turn the machine on. After POST,
    I see the message "Press any key to boot from CD" and it continues.
    OK - that's normal

    Now - let's do this:
    I copy the image of the bootable CD onto a flash drive.
    I then set the computer to "Boot from USB Flash drive" first.
    I install the flash drive.
    I turn the machine on.
    I never see the message "Press any key to boot from CD".

    The computer's BIOS has several choices of "boot from flash drive"
    Which one do I choose?
    Question: Do I have to format the flash as a bootable?
    Is a simple "copy all" from a factory installation disk sufficient?
    Should I use a "clone' program to prepare the flash drive?
     
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