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I want to install Windows 7 from a USB drive. I used Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to move the files from the ISO file to the USB and after I insert the USB to the computer I get this message.

Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

  1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
  2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
  3. Click "repair your computer."

File: \boot\bcd

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

In the boot setting I set it to use the USB before the hard drive.

Any idea why that happens?

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Make sure you are running the Windows 7 USB installation from a USB 2.0 port.

If you try to use it from a 3.0 port similar problems to those you are experiencing may happen.

edit: usb 3.0 is usually identified by a blue-ish color.

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how i can know if it is USB 2.0 port? – MTA Dec 31 '12 at 8:55

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