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Cannot make MHDD bootable from pendrive using windows 7

I downloaded an MHDD iso file and tried to make my USB bootable of the same using power ISO.But the mission failed.Why its not able to make the pen drive bootable?
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Run Linux dist from bootable USB on Surface Pro 2

I'm having issues booting from USB on my Surface Pro 2 with win 8.1 and UEFI. Tried creating bootable USB using LinuxLive and a Linux dist. Also tried creating bootable USB with Easy2Boot, and adding ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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how to make sure windows installation media is not corrupted?

When making a Windows thumb drive installation media, how do know you there are no corrupted files? Is there a check sum or something?
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Boot from mass storage in GRUB2 error

So I want to install a new system using liveUSB. However the .iso file is avout 5.5GB big and the only thing that can handle such capacity is my SD Card (16 GB, pendrives are only 4 GB). I've made the ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Lenovo core i3 20236, is not detecting bootable usb for windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 through bootable usb, but my Lenovo laptop core I3 20236 is not detecting USB in start. Currently windows 8 is installed in this laptop. I am not able to find boot ...
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Tool for creating system image from DOS (should be USB bootable) ..? [closed]

I want to know if there's any decent tool which can be used to create the system image from DOS .. What I specifically want to do is to put the program in my FAT32 formatted USB, then boot the target ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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How do I create a bootable USB Flash PcRepair Kit?

I do PC repair on the side and am looking to use a bootable flash drive as a PcRepair Kit. I'm also looking for anit-virus, anti-malware, Data-Recovery, Hardware testing. It would be great if it was ...
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G5 iMac not recognizing lubuntu bootable flash drive

I am trying to replace the operating system on an old G5 iMac with lubuntu. I downloaded the lubuntu ISO file and converted it to an img with hdiutil, then used the dd command to move the img onto a ...
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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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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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How to create bootable CentOS7 USB drive with FakeRAID drivers?

I have a few older servers that only have one available USB port, and no CD-ROM drives. I have successfully created a bootable thumb drive using dd to copy the CentOS-7-DVD isos to thumb drives, but I ...
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Making bootable USB flash drive with dd

I'm trying to make my 32GB flash drive bootable with archlinux. Beginning from release 2010.05, all ISO files can be directly written to USB media. So, what I've did: dd if=archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdc ...
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Transferring Hard Drive to New Laptop - No Bootable Device

My old laptop is unable to charge now, so I got a new laptop. I want to put the old hard drive, which was running Windows 7, into my new laptop which is sold with Windows 8. I tried just inserting the ...
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USB HDD replace by “ubuntu” in boot order

After installing Ubuntu, it seems that USB HDD has been removed from the boot configuration entries. In the GRUB Boot Menu, I only see: ubuntu Windows Boot Manager SATA HDD: SATA CD: USB CD: USB ...
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UEFI bootable Pendrive of Kali Linux

I have recently downloaded Kali linux 64 bit ISO Version 1.1.0a from this link. I am using Rufus to make a bootable pendrive for UEFI system type(using gpt partition scheme). Unfortunately an error ...
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What files are needed for a bootable DOS floppy disk?

I just made a bootable DOS floppy disk in Windows Vista, but the files are taking too much space. I need more space to store a flash utility program and a ROM file. What files can I safely remove and ...
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Formatting boot hard drive for Windows Vista from Windows 7

My 1TB hard drive is failing. I'm guessing that some of the Windows Vista are on bad sectors as the PC is not booting. (Hangs when reading files for Safe Mode). I bought a 2TB hard drive. I want ...
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Difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb

What is the difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb? Most of the times when I have a live cd (in general of Linux distributions), I have the option of installing from it as well.
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YUMI multiboot usb path issue

I was create multiboot usb with YUMI software. My bootable usb dir; /bootwin7 /bootwin8 /multiboot in bootwin7 folder; /boot /efi /sources /bootmgr /bootmgr.efi in menu.lst; #start Win7SP1 ...
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PC will boot into Windows 7 when there is a bootable DVD inserted, but not without it

A HP Compaq 6000 Pro Small Form Factor PC produces the following error when booting up: Non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready. There is no CD-ROM/DVD or USB ...
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Create Bootable USB drive with “Press Any Key To Boot” Message

I'm trying to make a usb bootable trough command line. I can do it but there is a problem. I will boot automatically without any prompt! I need to see "Press Any Key To Boot..." first and decide to ...
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How do I run ccleaner when using Hirens Boot CD?

I just tried running it and it was analyzing the Hiren CD, how do I analyze my main drive while using Hirens boot cd?
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Where can i find a bootable ssd diagnostics tool?

I have a laptop, which has a Micron 128GB SSD. I have a feeling that it is defective, but I don't know for sure. I need a bootable SSD diagnostics tool to verify this. Where can I find a bootable SSD ...
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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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Am I able to run programs on a PC from a live USB flash drive?

I about to make a live Ubuntu USB flash drive to play games off of, but my USB flash drive only has about 2 gigabytes of storage. Would I be able to run games installed on my Windows 8 on my PC, ...
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Formatted a Bootcamped drive as a dynamic disk, now can't boot to either Mac or Windows

I was trying to create an extra partition to get a file from the Windows side of my Macbook Air to the Mac side, and I accidentally made the disk dynamic without realizing it. I am now unable to boot ...
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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Unable to boot from a bootable CD in Windows 7

I have a Dell media disk which i have placed in my laptop for a clean install. Under the Bios settings I have set the boot priority 1st priority to CD/DVD in the BIOS settings and pressed F10 to save....
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Can't make bootable USB to install Windows 7

I cannot for the life of me successfully create a bootable USB drive with the windows 7 installation files on it. I've done it many times before, and never failed so often. Everytime I boot, it just ...
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USB HDD disk not recognized in BIOS Boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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How to make Windows Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows

Does anyone have idea about making Windows 8.1 Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows. I need this because many of the times, I need to reinstall the windows as my system is faulty and ...
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How can I make an image of my Vaio/Windows 8bootable USB recovery disk?

I have created a USB recovery disk for my Vaio running Windows 8, using the Vaio Care tool (so it's got all its drivers and bloatware etc included). I'd like to be able to reclaim the USB stick and ...
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USB created from using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool cannot boot

I try to install windows 7 using a bootable usb. I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and run it without any problem. Then I reboot my computer and set the first bootable device to "USB HDD" and ...
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Creating bootable CD/DVD :: need explanation about the boot information (*.bif) files

Trying to install the GPARTED tool as a bootable DVD with powerISO. The instruction points out that I should verify that the disk is bootable - it's not. I should add the boot information (*bif) file....
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Windows 7 failed on my Lenovo x220 laptop; how can I upgrade the BIOS now?

My Windows 7 x220 Lenovo laptop stopped working today. When I searched online for the error message, I saw that Lenovo is referring to a recent BIOS update. The problem is that the laptop doesn't boot ...
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Back up a bootable USB drive to an image file

I've used the "Recovery Disk" function in Windows 8.1 to create a bootable USB drive with the factory defaults for a laptop. Now I plan to wipe the laptop and install Ubuntu on it. I'm not ...
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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). I'...
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How to Make Linux Partition Boootable?

I need a help, Ive ended up on my Linux machine without a bootable drive, I need to make one of my Drives bootable? Any Ideas
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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 ...