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Old 02-13-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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Hi all. I am wanting to do a fresh install of Windows on my Acer Aspire RC900. I have created a bootable USB disk with windows 7 on it. I have tried looking around the bios settings to see if I can find the USB, I have tried putting different USB's in but they don't show up. The bios version is phoenix v6.00, I have tried finding an update but have not successfully found one. Would there be a setting that I need to turn on or change at all?

I know that its being picked up on start because it will say in the POST.
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Do you not have USB in your Boot Menu ?
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Do you not have USB in your Boot Menu ?
Like boot from USB, it has boot from other device.
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Yeah it will be something like [press F12 for Boot Order] it will show HDDs, Optical Drive and your other maybe USB, also depending on BIOS you may get another Boot List.
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A lot of times it says removable device/media, then make sure you have bootable files in your flash drive.
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A lot of times it says removable device/media, then make sure you have bootable files in your flash drive.
Yeah I was thinking that, I redo it and try again and see what happens.
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A lot of times it says removable device/media, then make sure you have bootable files in your flash drive.
Exactly which are the bootable files? Does one have to install Windows on the flash drive?
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Exactly which are the bootable files? Does one have to install Windows on the flash drive?
No Microsoft has there own tool for download so you can make a bootable version of windows 7 on a USB stick using an ISO image or with a DVD copy.
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No Microsoft has there own tool for download so you can make a bootable version of windows 7 on a USB stick using an ISO image or with a DVD copy.
OK I have Windows XP. Windows 7 is too complicated.
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