I just created a windows 7 iso to usb drive boot. How can I test to make sure it works. I used the windows tool I found online. Thanks!

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    Assuming you created it correctly, insert in a computer, start it up to boot from the USB key and then cancel the install ("Are you sure you wish to install Windows")
    – John
    Jan 19, 2020 at 22:32
  • I put in the drive but it launches windows. It does not read my flash device. I was reading online and it said to change boot order. Do I need to do that or will just plugging I usb device work. Also is that the best way to test or is there another method?
    – Vick
    Jan 19, 2020 at 22:40
  • That says that the drive did not boot / is not bootable. Try remaking the USB or try making the USB key with Rufus: techspot.com/downloads/6062-rufus.html
    – John
    Jan 19, 2020 at 22:43
  • Do I have to change the boot order. My bios says notebook drive. So I have to change the boot order to see if the flash drive works? Also tried rufus could not figure the options I need to select.
    – Vick
    Jan 19, 2020 at 22:47
  • You can change the boot order or, there may be a Fn-Key function to boot from a different device (the latter depends on the laptop make/model)
    – John
    Jan 19, 2020 at 22:49

2 Answers 2


If your tool was legit it probably already checked the files. If you didn't get any errors saying it failed to create the boot drive it should be fine.

  • I used the tool in windows and I read the flash drive it does have files..so probably working
    – Vick
    Jan 19, 2020 at 23:22

Press ESC to enter BIOS > select the USB you want to boot from by pressing Enter (other keys used to navigate are generally mentioned at the bottom) > Boot from the USB ;

Refer thisfor help ;

If can't boot/not sure USB bootable or not - Try making bootable USB using Rufus

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