Booting from USB

By flygamer1
Jul 26, 2013
  1. So I made a bootable USB with windows 7 because I wanna install Windows 7 Ultimate when I get my new gaming computer. Anyway once I was done I wanted to format this computer to see if it works. Anyhow I plugged in the USB and opened the boot menu(F12). I cannot find the USB. What to do?

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  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,009   +50

    Hi, If you don't have a USB 'option' as a first-boot device, then you can't do that, not all PC's have it.
    In any case, be careful that you don't use your Win 7 product key on your 'old' pc, with it connected to the 'net' , as it will register it automatically with MS, then you won't be able to install it on your new pc, as the product key will be registered with the old one.
    In other words you can't use your product key on 2 pc's, assuming it's the normal 'home' 1 license type.
  3. flygamer1

    flygamer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    It's not a legit windows 7, just curious if I will be able to install windows 7 on the new computer I will be getting.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,318   +327

    Its not a legit Windows 7 ? I doubt you'll get anymore help in here in that case.
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