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flash drive but can't run the windows 7 installation

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    flash drive but can't run the windows 7 installation

    I've a USB flash drive with windows 7 on it which works fine with any PC. But when i plugged in my PC, the my bios doesn't recognize as a boot drive. It only recognize my Hard Drive.

    I've also tried to created on my own USB boot drive from my windows 8. The BIOS can detect my flash drive but can't run the windows 7 installation. Please help...

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    2) If Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
    USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
    Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.
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flash drive but can't run the windows 7 installation
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