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Solved: I can't boot from a Live USB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by angela829, Apr 9, 2015.

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  1. angela829

    angela829 Thread Starter

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    am not able to boot from a live USB on my laptop. I currently have USB Legacy enabled and my boot device order is set to start with USB HDD, SATA HDD, Network Boot, then SAT ODD. Also, when I hit F12 to go to the "Boot Option Menu," and I when I select USB HDD and hit enter...it still boots windows. I have also tested my usb on a different laptop and it worked. My other laptop has Windows 8.1 and I was able to boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon (64bit) from my USB.
    Hopefully someone can help.
    Thanks!


    System Summary:

    Manufacturer: Lenovo
    Model: Lenovo Win7 PC
    Processor: IntelĀ® Core™ i5-2450M
    CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Cores, 4 Logical Processors
    Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
    System type: 64-bit Operating System

    Windows edition
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    System Manufacturer: Lenovo
    System Model: 4334
    System Type: x64-based PC
    SMBIOS: Version 2.7

    Other Info
    Local Disk (C:) Properties:
    File system : NTFS
    Free Space: 343GB

     

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  2. gamevrk

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    make sure that change the default cd/dvd bootable option to usb drive.move the usb drive option to first position using arrow keys in the BIOS settings menu.
     
  3. angela829

    angela829 Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I've tried changing the boot order to begin with USB and that still didn't work.
     
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  5. angela829

    angela829 Thread Starter

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    I've already formatted my USB though pendrivelinux. Is there a difference between pendrivelinux and rufus?
     
  6. angela829

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    Using Rufus worked. Thank you.
     
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