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Can not boot Win7 from USB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sliddjur, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. sliddjur

    sliddjur Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2011
    So I'm going to update a friends laptop (Advent 7114Nordic) to Windows 7.
    I decided she didn't need 5gb (of 80gb) of her partition to be a recovery partition, since it came with Windows Vista.
    Then I booted Ultimate Boot CD on an USB-stick (works perfectly, of course first priority to boot from USB is enabled) and went into Partition Magic and formatted her disk into one partition with NTFS file system.
    Then I used my Windows 7 USB-stick (which works on my, and every other computer I've tried it on). But when selecting the USB-stick on boot, screen just stands black and blinks with an underscore _.
    Why can't I boot this Windows 7 USB-stick on this computer, but on every other computer I've tried?
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Well I hope you backed-up all her docs, photos etc first?
  3. Brucew0619


    Jan 13, 2011
    Do you make Windows 7 in USB with
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool ?

    I used this tool before and when I plug my flash driver in USB then open my computer, my computer will recognize it automaticlly and installed Windows 7, I don't know why you can't, maybe you should check your USB and motherboard.
  4. Gouthaman


    Jan 26, 2011
    Check the files in your USB drive again. I recommend you read this article and copy Windows onto the USB accordingly and try again. Let us know if it works. :)
  5. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    I will close this post as you seem to be pirating software - You need to purchase a windows 7 KEY for each PC you install windows 7 on
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