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How do I go back to windows after using Ubuntu live on my USB drive?

My laptop is Acer Aspire 472 on Windows 8.1 and my USB drive is Pny 64gb. I want to install Ubuntu on my USB drive. So I can use it without installing it on my laptop. After installing it, I will have ...
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require “creates 4th partition table” when using Yumi to install centos or manjaro from usb. what should I do?

I using Yumi to install centos or manjaro from usb, after choosing create, a message appears as enter image description here How do I know whether 4th partition label already exist or not? If 4th ...
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Blank screen with blinking cursor while trying live usb install of Win 10

I had my laptop running on Windows 10 set for update and restart. While updating the system crashed and the blue screen waiting for restart came. When restarted the system goes to Windows automatic ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 on an Intel Pentium 4 HT Prescott PC

One of my relatives still runs XP on his machine (which is capable of running Windows 7, the CPU is newer than the one on my Dell). I told him that I will try to upgrade (clean install) his machine to ...
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Booting from USB stops the computer recognising the hard drive

I'm trying to get passed a password that isn't working for a friend on their windows 10 laptop, I've tried several different ways of doing this with bootable usb drives and none of them worked so I ...
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USB boot into Win 10 causes disk checks next boot from SSD

Hardware Involved HP Zbook G2 500gb Samsung SSD (C:) - Windows 7 boot (For Work) 1TB Hitachi HDD (D:) - Data Storage SanDisk Extreme Go USB 3.1 - Windows 10 LTSB boot (For Personal) Problem Boot PC ...
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Live USB hangs on black screen with static cursor before menu

I am trying to boot the current Fedora 27 Live image from USB on a newly bought Trekstore Primebook C11 to determine if the hardware works with Linux. Unfortunately, I cannot even get into the boot ...
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Take an internal HD with Windows 10 OS and convert into a bootable external HD without re-installing Windows 10

I will keep this as concise as possible. My wife and I each had identical Lenovo laptops with Windows 8 preloaded and upgraded to windows 8.1. When MS offered the free upgrade to Windows 10 we took ...
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Booting from USB in samsung z700,

I know there are many resources online that show you how to boot from a USB, but I can't seem to find a solution. For the past week, I have been trying to figure this out but can't. So this is my ...
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Can't create bootable USB drive: Rufus hangs after writing MBR

I bought a PC without optical drive and there is no option to borrow it for a short time. So I am using Rufus to create a bootable USB stick. I have a 16Gb Toshiba USB drive. Using a Rufus's built-...
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How can I boot Linux through USB using EFI?

Hello I would really really appreciate any help on this. As I am currently coming up useless. I am trying to boot Linux from a USB on my ancient Wibrain UMPC device, as it currently is running ...
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Remove Raid-0 and reinstall windows 10

I have recently bought this laptop: Here. Unfortunately, it comes with two 256 GB SSD's in Raid 0. I do not want this, so I will break the raid configuration. HOWEVER, because Windows is installed ...
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Acer Aspire 5250 won't boot from bootable USB

I took home my friend's Acer Aspire 5250 which currently has corrupted Windows 10. So, I thought of installing Windows XP (SP3) in it using a bootable USB. As of now, it doesn't pick the USB. I don't ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive; boot configuration for pc is missing or damaged

When I tried to install slackware on my pc (Dell optiplex 780 with a Kingston 240gb ssd and a Hitachi 250gb hdd), along with windows 10, I got an installation error. Lilo Linux wasn't able to ...
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Cannot boot Windows from USB, but can boot Ubuntu

I would like to create a dual-boot Windows+Ubuntu on my laptop, but I just can't get the laptop to boot the Windows. As I don't have Windows installed currently, the process of creating bootable USB's ...
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Can't boot from USB on Compaq Evo D510

I am trying to boot from a Slackware live USB on an old Compaq Evo D510 (specs below), but although the BIOS recognizes that there is a USB device, and allows me to set that device as the first boot ...
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Creating the One True USB drive: Live OS + File store?

I'm trying to create the ultimate everyday carry USB drive that does both of these things: USB Live OS (ideally Linux Tails) Regular USB data store (ideally encrypted) Another ideal: this USB stick ...
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USB thumb drive with CentOS 7 not booting

I am trying to create a custom bootable CentOS 7 ISO that boots from USB. I have downloaded the CentOS minimal DVD I have used dd to put the ISO onto the thumbdrive: dd if=CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-...
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What is a “UEFI-bootable” USB flash drive and can I boot it on legacy BIOS?

I've learned the difference between UEFI and BIOS, and it seems that BIOS only boots MBR hard drive while UEFI only boots GPT hard drive. And UEFI cannot boot normal USB flash drive so I have to make ...
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Windows 7 installation Bootable usb not detected while installing alongside windows 10

I am trying to install windows 7 side by side with windows 10, as I am tired of headache that windows 10 gives me and also dont want to lose original windows copy from which I upgraded to windows 10. ...
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Samsung Notebook USB Boot issue

I've search everywhere for how to get my Samsung Notebook(Model is: NP355V5C-A01US) to boot from a USB Device. The only thing I have found was to disable the FastBoot option, which I have done. It ...
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Fast USB stick slow as boot medium?

There are two USB flash drives I currently use as boot media: SanDisk Extreme 16 GB (USB 3.0a) with Read/Write ~245/50 MB/s Transcend JF780 128 GB (USB 3.0a/3.1) with Read/Write ~210/140 MB/s I can ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB skipped over everytime

The Problem: I am trying to remove my installation of Fedora 23 from my Acer Aspire 5750 (note: the laptop model is too old to use UEFI) and reinstall Windows 7. I have been using Fedora 23 for a ...
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How To - Dell xps 15 USB bootable. 32gb SSD and 1TB hdd

I just got my laptop with the following specification. dell xps 15, 32gb SSD and 1tb hard disk. Currently I am unable to boot from USB and even if I manage to boot from USB it throws an error that ...
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booting from live USB when running windows 10 on machine

I'm trying to run a Live USB from a Windows 10 system and failing. I've made a Linux Mint live USB, so that I could install it and dualboot. I made it by simply formatting a USB stick to FAT32, ...
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Unable to start GNU/Linux installation process while installing from USB

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0. I am trying to install it on my uncle's desktop-pc (running with Windows7 currently) from (bootable) USB. The scenario is: I plug USB stick, choose boot from USB, choose ...
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'Missing Operating System' Windows USB on Ubuntu Machine

So I created a Windows 7 Bootable USB on Ubuntu using 'YUMI' The USB was formatted to NTFS and ISO loaded on using Yumi. I am able to see all the files on there on the Ubuntu Explorer however when ...
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Why isn't my system booting in UEFI mode?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 as a dual boot alongside Ubuntu 14.04. I used WinUSB to create a bootable drive. I booted into the USB, but when I attempted to select the empty NTFS ...
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Installing Windows 10 “Windows can't be installed on MBR. Convert to GPT”

I was on Windows 7, with 4 partitions. I decided to do a complete clean up and upgrade to Windows 10. So, while doing that, I selected the option, (I don't remember it exactly, but) clean up ...
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none of the f-keys work to get into boot menu or bios

I have a lenovo V570. I had a dual boot of ubuntu/windows8 using GRUB. I happened to mess up my ubuntu system and the ubuntu option has disappeared from the GRUB menu. I still have the ubuntu flash ...
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Why won't my centOS 7 bootable USB stick boot?

In the screenshot the general information of the stick: In the bios I set the multi flash reader before the HD and tried to boot directly from the stick on the boot override options, no cigar. I know ...
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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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How to change boot option and set the USB as first boot option

I am configuring my laptop ASUS A53SC with a Dual-Boot System, I already have windows intalled, and I want to install linux from my USB stick but booting from USB is not configured, and I can't add ...
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Dual booting USB for Windows and Linux

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of dual booting USB flash drive that can install either operating system. I have a copy of Windows 8.1 and a copy of Ubunutu, my computer is currently ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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Win 8.1 blue screen crash. Now won't boot to USB setup

I was browsing the web when Windows 8.1 pro froze. Then there was a blue screen with sad face emoticon saying a problem had been encountered and needed to restart. After the restart it attempted to ...
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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...
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Virtual Optical Drive [duplicate]

Is there a way to burn several ISOs to a USB external drive and be able to plug it in and boot to one of them? Would creating several partitions and burning to each one work or something like that.
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diskpart multiple primary partition keys

I am trying to set up partitions on my USB drive, 1x as a boot partition, 1x as operating system data, 1x as shared with windows files. I am trying to assign the shared with windows partiton a drive ...
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Booting windows 7 on Virtual box from USB that doesn't contain iso

I have this USB key that contains windows 7 but the structure on it is like this bootmgr BOOT/ EFI/ Sources/ zRCDIMAGE/ Now when I boot from usb on my physical computer it works fine, ...
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Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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Trouble booting from usb (Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor)

I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu 12....
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive to install the OS and application on several PC. I need to test UFD in virtual machine with VMware (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and ...
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Make a USB stick bootable without a Linux ISO image, just a kernel

I have a bootable Linux on a 2 GB USB stick with 770 MB used, and another stick that is 1 GB. The aim is to put the files on the 1 GB stick and make it boot properly into Linux and run the software ...
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Installing Windows XP from usb

So here's my story. I had windows Vista on my laptop, but as we all know, vista is terrible. So I installed ubuntu (and let the wubi installer delete windows completely). Now, after all this time, I '...
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Why I can't boot debian 7 from usb stick?

I downloaded a live ISO from the web and saved it as debian7.iso. I then I flashed it onto my USB: dd if=/home/debian7.iso of=/dev/sdb I rebooted my computer, and set it to boot from "removable ...
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Disk I/O error when trying to install Linux on Revo

I have just bought my first Revo (N80), and I'm trying to put Ubuntu on it. I place the USB key containing Ubuntu into the Revo, turn it on and press 'F12'. Once I choose to boot from the USB though, ...
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How to Improve OS performance when used from USB flash drive?

I have a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) .ISO installed on an 8GB Kingston DTSE9 USB drive. Booting takes about 1 or 2 minutes, which seems pretty normal for that kind of thing as far as I can tell. When ...
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USB boot of linux mint killed my HD installation of linux mint

I have linux mint 14 MATE edition installed on a T430 lenovo thinkpad laptop. Yesterday, I wanted to test my bootable USB drive on the machine. After 1 or 2 minutes it booted fine. I created a file to ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts running:...