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Need a way to get thumb drive to boot from bios


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#1 herbman

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

Does anybody know how, i have an ISO file from a dvd that i copied to a thumb drive but i can't get it to boot first .  My disk drive is out of order

 

My bios shows an option to add a new entry to boot but i'm not sure how to do it, it asks for a specific path and wants a name.


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#2 Datcoolguy

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

Have you made the flashdrive bootable? Simply having the image in there won't cut it. Also was the original DVD from wich you created the iso file bootable as well?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Yes copying an ISO file to a flash drive won't make it bootable.  What is in the ISO file?  YUMI can create bootable USB sticks containing the Windows installer, or various utilities (and Linux distributions).  It will have a go at unsupported ISO files as well although there's no guarantee they'll work.


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#4 herbman

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

I looked over that Yumi link and it's too confusing for me ,  I have a dvd of a Digital river ISO that I want to copy to a thumb drive since my disk drive is out of order , I need to make the thumb drive bootable.  As of right now it's not bootable

 

The disk ISO is bootable but my dvd drive doesn't work,  hoping to make the thumb drive bootable  , I am using a friends computer to try and transfer the ISO on dvd to a bootable thumb drive

 

It's a win 7 sp1 home premium 64 bit edition ISO


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:20 PM

Well don't worry it's quite simple to use.  Just download it and run it.  Choose the drive letter of your USB stick.  Choose Windows Vista/7/8 Installer.  Browse to where your ISO is and click Create.

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:13 AM

Well I tried it and got error messages

 

One says( sources\ install wim ) and the other says (cyclic redundancy check)  thanks for the help anyway , appreciate it.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

Don't give up already, i ensure you other forum members will be able to help you do it. 

 

In the meantime would you do us the favor to retry and then take a screenshot of the error you have been getting? It might help our fellow forum members understand the issue you are having with YUMI.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Windows 7 download can also create a bootable Windows 7 USB drive.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool#usage


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