Windows 7 USB Install - Isn't detected by new computer, detected by old

By TyPe-ZeRo
Sep 4, 2009
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  1. I built a new computer last night with mostly new parts. The only old part was a HDD from the previous computer with a previous installation of Windows (XP).

    I made a Windows 7 USB Installer so that I can install Windows 7 RTM without the need for a DVD as I don't have any DVD's at this time. So anyway after setting the primary, second, and third boot device as variations of USB - FDD, USB - CDROM, USB - ETC, it still will not detect upon bootup.

    However, if I plug it into the computer i'm using now, it's detected. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
  2. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 637

    Unless you are using the same only new mobo the USB is probably having issues because the old XP installation has the drivers from the old system and is causing driver conflicts with the new hardware. This would be especially the case if the new and old hardware had different chip-sets. Can you boot into the old XP installation on the new computer??
  3. TyPe-ZeRo

    TyPe-ZeRo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I fixed it. Thanks
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