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How to make a bootable usb stick and cd disk? [duplicate]

so the operating system does not work on one of my laptops due to some reason. However I decided that I want to put the operating system on again. I have a USB drive and 8gigabyte CD disks and would ...
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How to incorporate updates to windows 8.1 installation media?

I must do a fresh Windows installation. I have access to a legal copy of windows 8.1 on a older laptop that runs windows 7 and a 8GB USB. How can I include all current available updates to my future ...
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Making a bootable cd/dvd using PowerISO

I'm stuck with a problem, initially I have an empty DVD. I'm using windows 7 I'm using PowerISO for burning And I'm doing the following: open the corresponding OS ISO-file with PowerISO extract it ...
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How to write bootable iso to a partition?

I want to install a new operating system. Neither want to write the installer ISO to DVD, nor to USB flash drive but to a partition on the HDD itself. I have done it before: I created a bootable USB ...
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How do I change the boot order on a Acer Aspire 7551-2531?

I'm trying to boot into a USB on my computer, but I cannot find a way to change the boot order to make USBs the top boot priority. Any help would be great.
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Live Disk with Persistance: Missing Operating System

I will try to narrow down my questions because I realize this topic is super broad. I'm trying to create a Linux bootable USB disk with persistence for the most recent version of Lubuntu (14.10). ...
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Fix an unusable flash drive

Make a bootable Windows10 32 bit flash drive (size 4 GB) but it does not seem to be working. How can I restore it to its original factory state and make it a bootable drive? Thanks! Things I have ...
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Can I boot / install windows 8.1 from usb 3.0 with usb 3.0 media?

As far as I know it wasn't possible to install win 7 from usb 3.0 hub. It faild every time, I guess due to some boot or driver problem. If it could be possible for win 8/8.1 I would buy usb 3.0. Can ...
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Burned Windows 7 DVD won't boot

An interstate colleague copied the contents of a Windows 7 install disc onto the network, and I copied the network files to my desktop. I burned the files onto a blank DVD, as they appear on the ...
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Bootable linux distro to execute a single script (to use gparted)

I have devices (PCs, same hardware) in the field that need to have a few commands called from a linux environment, mainly gparted. Using grub4dos, how can I boot a linux distro (doesn't matter, ...
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Write iso files to usb sticks with dd

So far I have always succeeded at creating bootable USB, until yesterday. I tried creating a bootable USB for Arch Linux, Chakra OS, and Ubuntu this way: Locate my USB stick: lsblk # My drive is in ...
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Rufus corrupted my usb drive with windows 8.1 boot image

I used rufus to create a bootable usb drive for windows 8.1 image. After ejecting the drive and plugging it back, the usb was not detected in windows. I tried everything that is available on internet, ...
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Is there just a simple way to make an ISO a bootable DVD? [closed]

I feel like I've been working on this forever. Is there a program I can download that does it for me? Or just a straight, simple how-to answer on how to make an ISO into a bootable DVD? Over the years ...
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PC does start but cannot boot from USB/CD

Today I got the problem that the password on one of my PCs doesn't work anymore. I know it's the correct one but the system doesn't accept it. So I thought I'll restore a backup. Now I have to boot ...
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Where do I get a recovery media for WHS 2011?

Where do I get a recovery disk for the client to restore from a WHS 2011 backup? Current Solution: Now I've found my recovery disk (CD). I made the following observations: My CD drive seems to be ...
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creating debian squeeze bootable usb from ubuntu

Is it even possible to take a debian"squeeze" iso and make a bootable usb using "Startup disk creator" in ubuntu 14.04. If so, then I'm lost as I always get an error "GNU/Linux exception caught". If ...
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How can I make a truecrypt-encrypted bootable linux live cd?

What I'm essentially trying to do is make an ISO whose contents are encrypted by truecrypt and which uses the truecrypt bootloader as its bootloader. When burnt to a CD, I'd want it to use pre-boot ...
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How can I add my license key to my USB windows 7 install?

I'm making my USB bootable Windows 7 install, and I'd like to put my license key on the install media. I've looked online but can't seem to find anything on this, and on my own I don't even know where ...
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Dual Bootable OS in single Flash drive?

I want to use Ubuntu as well as Windows using 1 flash drive. (32GB) Is it possible? I mean it should show both Ubuntu as well as Windows.
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Bootable USB Drive between home and school

I have a stationary computer at home. I have stationary computers at school. Often times I do work on the computers in school, the only problem is: I don't have my files and downloading from dropbox ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB/DVD empty screen

I have Windows 7-32 installed, and i want to install Windows 7-64 version, i have both Bootable USB & a DvD, but each time i restart And boot from them it just takes me to an empty windows screen, ...
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Bootable backup to use at another computer once a week

I want to create a bootable backup from my own computer, onto an external USB drive. This will be used to, say once a week, use the computers in my school - I will work there for about 3 hours. When I ...
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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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What Linux partitions must be bootable?

Specifically regarding / and /boot partitions. What dictates a Linux partition be bootable (requiring a bootable flag)?
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how to make a correct bootable usb of a linux distro?

well I have been installing different distros of linux from by usb from time to time. And I always followed same method which until today stopped working for me. So I use to format my usb with ...
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Do you need to specify ISOs as being bootable?

Say you download an ISO you want to boot from. Are you guaranteed that it is bootable or must you know whether or not to specify additional settings in the disk burning software to make it bootable or ...
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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I have the Windows 7 installation media on a USB drive. I get the error "An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" when I boot to it on an older computer. The drive ...
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How Do I Enable Developer Mode on Chromium OS Build Running from a USB Stick?

I've been interested in Chromebooks and Chrome OS for a while. Upon learning about the existence of openly available PC-compatible builds of the OS via ArnoldTheBat, I'd figure I'd get a first-hand ...
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Can't install OS with bootable USB — Reboot and select proper boot device

I built a new computer today. Closed the case, started the system and configured the BIOS: AHCI is selected. The boot order is USB > HDD. I don't have a DVD driver. Both keyboard and mouse are USB ...
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Is it possible to create bootable linux on USB drive using windows command line?

we can create bootable windows 7 on usb drive(here) using windows command line, is it possible to create bootable linux using windows command line? ( i.e. not using any software) I've entered the ...
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can an install image be written to a hard disk?

is it possible to write a Linux install image(from ISO) to a hard disk and boot it from that? I would like to be able to boot the hard disk and install the O.S. from it rather than burning a CD.
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Is it mandatory to finalize dvd while creating bootable dvd?

Since recent versions of ubuntu (12.10,13....) exceeds 700 MB I'm forced to use DVD instead of CD. But the size of ubuntu 12.10 is just 750 MB. still 3.5 GB of DVD will be wasted. So I'm wondering ...
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Unable to mark pendrive as active

Unable to make my Usb-flash-drive Active.I have used the dos command but nothing fruitfull happend what should i do.I can not clean it though clean command using DOS.
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Creating a bootable disc from an ISO file

I am trying to create a bootable DVD disc from an ISO file I downloaded from this website: Ye Olde SteamOSe. My goal is to dual boot this OS on a desktop(32-bit) I have, but I haven't been able to ...
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Cloned new HDD, but get “No bootable device found” when installed

I purchased a 60 Gb 1.8" drive for my Dell X1 laptop. The old drive is working find, but I wanted more storage. I cloned the old drive using xxClone and compared drives. They seem to be the same. When ...
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Windows 8.1 installation from USB after deleting Windows Boot Manager in BIOS/UEFI

I removed Windows Boot Manager option from BIOS (UEFI) with EasyUEFI, after reboot I got an error message about broken BCD, need to be recovered, I tried to reinstall Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 from USB ...
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Booting Windows from HDD when bios doesn't recognize it

I bought a new SDD for my laptop. It is SATA3, compatible with SATA2 but the BIOS doesn't recognize it. On the other hand, if I boot a Linux Live CD I can access the contents of the SDD. So I can be ...
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Preparing USB flash drive for openSuSe installation

As I have had some issues with my notebook harddrive I will replace it with an SSD. To do this I need an installation medium and I do not have a DVD drive so I would like to do that with a USB flash ...
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Cannot create ISO image of bootable CD-ROM: not Mode1

When I try to create an ISO image of a bootable CD-ROM with PlexTools Professional XL V3.16, then I get an error message: Warning: the selected source is not Mode1. Only Mode1 tracks can be used ...
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MS DVD/USB download tool where is located?

After install MS DVD/USB download tool, I cannot locat it in either Start, neither Program Files. The installer GUI and the MS webpages are not providing any information. I have Windows 7 x64.
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Create a bootable device manually, without ISO burn

I'm looking to create a bootable USB memory stick. However the USB stick has data that I can't afford to delete. If I were to burn an iso image on it the ordinary way, say with Ultraiso, the data will ...
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Does the host OS is lost while booting from a bootable USB?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Sony Vaio laptop and want to run a Linux-based OS from a bootable USB. Can anyone tell me whether my Windows will be safe during and after the booting process or I'll ...
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Unable to Create Bootable USB from Windows Vista ISO

I have this old laptop hanging around and I have Dreamsparks from my university account. I decided to try Windows Vista on this old laptop which currently has XP installed. Currently I am unable to ...
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Windows Bootable USB with applications

Someone gave me a USB drive that is bootable into a Win 7 installation that also automatically installs antivirus and some other software. I can creat a bootable USB with an OS; I would like to know ...
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How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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USB drive stop working after making bootable

After making my USB drive bootable using WinToFlash, it has stopped working. My laptop now cannot detect the USB.
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How to create bootable USB drive from DVD

I have a DVD with fedora 20 in it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I need to boot from an USB. I have copied the contents of the DVD into a USB drive and now how can I make this drive bootable?
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How to boot from USB with an Asus P8Z77M motherboard

I have an ASUS P8Z77M. I have managed to boot from USB but only several times, out of easily 100 times trying, it's very random. I don't know how I managed to boot from USB. It should be easy but ...
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I Get a Black Screen when Trying to Boot from a USB

A while ago, I had a virus corrupt my OS. I found a Windows 7 boot USB, and tried booting from it. The logo appears, and then I get a black screen, the cursor doesn't blink if that makes a difference. ...
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Does there exist a native UEFI disk/partition manager?

UEFI has the infrastructure to support complex applications at boot-time. One of the most urgent needs of the hour is a UEFI application for GPT disk management. A lot of partition management cannot ...