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Ultimate Geek

#214194 1-May-2017 18:50
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I'm trying to get my computer to boot from USB. I've tried a 4TB NTFS drive and a 512MB usb stick. Both are visible in the boot priority in the BIOS, but they are always ignored and Win7 always loads. I have an Asus Z-97A USB3.1 mobo.The ISO files on the USB drives were made with Acronis True Image 2017 (so I can do disk rescues).


Is there some sort of security BS in the BIOS preventing the drives from booting? I found a "Secure Boot" section but no way to disable it, just a whole page on keys and crap lol... its hard to believe Asus would be so stupid as to make it so difficult to boot from usb/cd etc..?



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  #1773724 1-May-2017 19:18
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You can't just copy an ISO file onto a HDD, you need to use an application to write it and make it bootable:


Depending on your ISO you may need to disable Secure Boot.


You may also have to disable or enable UEFI in your BIOS.



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