Solved ASUS VivoBook X200CA - Booting from USB

CosmicAssault

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Seen as my Windows 8.1 installation may be completely useless, I am going to need help booting up from BIOS. I have been putting Windows 7 (32-bit) on my USB drive and when I boot it with my laptop it shows up and says "Reboot and select proper device or insert boot media and press key". I really need help with this as like I said in my other threads, I have some important exams coming up and I need to do some revision - plus this is my only laptop!
 

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Sorry, I don't think I was clear enough when explaining or the explanation was ambiguous. What I meant by
I have been putting Windows 7 (32-bit) on my USB drive
is that I have been putting the Windows 7 installation files onto my USB via the Windows 7 DVD/USB Download Tool and trying to boot them up on my laptop. But, as I said, I keep receiving an error "Reboot and select proper device or insert boot media and press key".

Again, I really do need some help with this as I'm not brilliant with computers! However, just so that you know, I have performed over 15 different installations of Windows 7 with this USB, so I am sure that it works and is fine. I just believe that some of my BIOS settings might be wrong!

PS. My BIOS is an Aptio Setup Utility, just like this one:
bios config.png
 

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    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Lenovo
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Hi there.

You've probably got PROTECTED BOOT enabled. Try unchecking that and also enable LEGACY BOOT in the BIOS.
Note though if your main HDD is GPT formatted you'll only be able to boot a UEFI version of your OS. Converting HDD to MBR will enable non UEFI OS'es to boot - however the problem normally isn't in the UEFI system it's probably the restriction caused by PROTECTED BOOT.

Once you've disabled that the USB device should be able to boot OK. You will still need UEFI though if the HDD is GPT.

NOTE : THERE'S HUGE CONFUSION ON THESE FORUMS - PROTECTED BOOT IS NOT THE SAME AS UEFI (although it does require UEFI to work). UEFI ITSELF DOES NOT REQUIRE PROTECTED BOOT TO WORK.

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Anshad Edavana

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Hi

You need to navigate to the "Security" tab and set "SecureBoot State" to "Disabled". Then set "Launch CSM" to "Enabled" and save the configuration. When the system restarts, press "Esc" key to open boot menu and check whether your USB is listed as a boot device.
 

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CosmicAssault

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I'm going to let you all know now, that i am very grateful for your help, however, that not an actual image of my bios - that is off google images to give you some idea of the BIOS that I am using. Also, if you read my other thread then you will find out why I need to install Windows 7!
 

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Here is the official manual for your model - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/X200CA/E_eManual_X200CA_VER8248.pdf

You may need to follow these steps boot to 32 bit Windows 7 disc ( by referencing the manual ).

1. Under "Security" tab, change "SecureBoot state" to "Disabled". You may need to either enable or disable "SecureBoot control" to alter "SecureBoot state" setting.

2. Under "Boot" tab, set "Fast Boot" to "Disabled".

3. Under "Boot" tab, set "Launch CSM" to "Enabled".

Save and exit the BIOS and use "Esc" key to change the boot order.
 

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CosmicAssault

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I managed to fix everything and am currently installing Windows 7 on my lovely ASUS laptop as I speak!
1. I booted into my BIOS using F2
2. I went into the "Security" tab and disabled Secure Boot State
3. I went into the "Boot" tab and disable Fast Boot
4. I enabled Launch CSM and Launch PXEOpRom
5. I went into the "Advanced" tab and went into the "USB" settings, I changed both settings to "Enabled".
6. I created a Windows 7 USB using these two links:
a) http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html
b) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums7. I am installing Windows 7 now!

Thank you so much for all of your brilliant suggestions,
CosmicAssault
 

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    Intel Celeron CPU 1007U @ 1.50GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Sound Card
    SoundMaster
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (with HDMI/VGA Output)
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    OS (C:) = 185GB
    DATA (D:) = 258GB
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    Built - In
    Mouse
    Trackpad
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    Internet Explorer
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