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Problem booting Windows 7 from bootable USB on Asus F551M

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#1 woundedkite


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:47 AM

Hello infernal hardware, I have the above problem and I'd be grateful if someone could help. My girlfriend has an Asus F551M that originally had Windows 8 installed, but she rashly overwrote it with Ubuntu 13.04 about a year ago instead of installing it as part of a dual system. Now she needs Windows for Trados, a translating program. I've created a FAT-32 Windows 7 bootable USB which works on my Fujitsu but not on hers. It's visible on the bios boot menu, but selecting it does nothing, it just kind of 'refreshes' as if it can't recognise anything as bootable. This is strange as I tried using the same USB to create a Live Ubuntu disk beforehand, and it recognised that (I fully reformatted when making it Windows bootable afterwards, which I'll just remind worked fine on my laptop).

I've read about enabling CSM on Asus machines but, strangely, this one doesn't seem to have that option in BIOS (and I can't even be sure that's the problem in this case).

What would you recommend I do? I'd really appreciate any help you could give and will get back asap with any further technical details you require. I have asked elsewhere, but I'm interested in more technical responses that relate to the hardware/bios itself, rather than trying the USB creating again.Thanks in advance.

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#2 ElfBane


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:45 AM

This may help ... http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/51549-installing-windows-8-csm-disabled-full-uefi.html .

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