Solved: I can't boot from a Live USB

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angela829

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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: Intel® 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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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.
 

angela829

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

angela829

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