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  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    I seem to have fixed the problem. Apparently newer computers are replacing bios with something called UEFI, which won't boot from non-win 8 media unless an option called "legacy booting" is enabled. I enabled this option, and have successfully booted from the Dell HD.

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    But you are not yet out of the woodwork if your Dell system is an OEM installation because your system will be regarded as non-genuine and eventually shut down. If your Dell Windows 7 is a retail version, then the situation is different - that can be moved to another system.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Right. I marked this thread as solved because the main issue was getting it to boot from the Dell HD. I made a new thread detailing the rest of this ordeal.
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