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LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

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LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#1 Post by norrinraddhr » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:00 pm

Hello,
I have two USB sticks ready for booting the Windows from USB, but in BIOS Lenovo X300 USB HDD is excluded from the list, is there any chance to boot Windows 7 from USB flash drive?
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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:03 pm

Have you tried modifying the Startup list to include USB HDD?
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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#3 Post by norrinraddhr » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:28 pm

Yes, I have tried with F5/F6 but nothing, some pictures to see is there any option in BIOS for USB to enable?

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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#4 Post by norrinraddhr » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:52 pm

I have this options only here in Network...
Funny my old IBM X60s the USB HDD is on the list and enabled in option and I can boot form USB.

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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#5 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:56 pm

Do the arrow keys work to highlight to USB HDD then press "x" to include it?
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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#6 Post by norrinraddhr » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:01 pm

Yes, this is it.
Thanks a lot TPFanatic! :D

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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#7 Post by norrinraddhr » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:25 am

Now I have another problem, after first restart Windows 7 goes from the beginning again. I try several times but every time the same. Is maybe the USB flash drive problem, I use SanDisk16GB USB 3.1?

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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:03 am

Try it in all USB ports.
It's also quite likely that you need to go back to a USB2.0 stick.
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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#9 Post by dr_st » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:46 am

norrinraddhr wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:25 am
Now I have another problem, after first restart Windows 7 goes from the beginning again. I try several times but every time the same. Is maybe the USB flash drive problem, I use SanDisk16GB USB 3.1?
You did remove the flash drive after installing, right?
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Re: LENOVO X300 (boot Windows 7 from USB)

#10 Post by norrinraddhr » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:28 am

@RBS,
yes, that can be also one of the problems, is there any compatibility list from some USB flash drives maybe?

@ dr_st,
no, that's not the problem, the installation was not complete and I never have the options to add Windows key and other options that come after installation, I have something like "boot loop" problem.
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