Creating a bootable USB device.

Step1: Create Bootable USB Drive:

    1. Start PowerISO (v4.8 or newer version, download here

    2. Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from.

    3. Choose the menu “Tools > Create Bootable USB Drive”. The “Create Bootable USB Drive” dialog will popup. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 / 8 operating system, you need confirm the UAC dialog to continue.

    4. In “Create Bootable USB Drive” dialog, click “…” button to open the iso file of Windows 7 or Windows 8.

  • Select the correct USB drive from the “Destination USB Drive” list if multiple USB drives are connected to the computer.

  • Choose the proper writing method. “USB-HDD” is recommended.

  • Click “Start” button to start creating windows 7 / 8 bootable USB drive.

If no errors occurred in the above process, you should now be all set to setup Windows 7 / 8 from USB drive!

Step 2: Configuring the BIOS:

You should now reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to boot from USB. Instructions for doing so wildly from system to system, but generally entail the following:

  1. Reboot the system.

  2. While booting (before Windows starts loading), get into the BIOS configuration screen by hitting something like F1, F2, Delete or Escape. Hotkey instructions are generally provided on the screen.

  3. Go to the section that contains your boot devices.

  4. With your USB drive plugged in, the USB drive should be listed. If it isn’t, your system might not support booting from USB. Assuming that it is supported (as is the case with virtually all modern hardware), promote your USB drive to the primary boot device.

  5. Exit from the BIOS configuration, SAVING all changes.

If you’re completely new to BIOS configuration, BIOS for Beginners over at Tom’s Hardware might be a good primer. Be aware though, that you can seriously screw up your system by providing incorrect settings!

Step 3: Booting and setup windows 7 / Windows 8 from USB drive:

Assuming that you properly configured your BIOS and your USB drive supports booting,  Windows 7 / 8 setup should now load. Depending on the speed of your USB drive, this may take a while.

If it isn’t working, then double-check the following before making a scene:

  • Is your BIOS properly configured for booting from the USB device? (Is the USB device listed and does it have top priority?)

  • Have you correctly prepared the USB drive in step one? (Restart the procedure.)

  • Does your USB drive properly support being booted from? (Try another one!)

Hope this post was helpful to you.Have any Question ??? Do write me or comment

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Changing boot device order

Hi friends,

Below are the steps to enter BIOS.

1. Turn on your Computer and press F2 or F10 Keys (Depending on the machine some have delete key which is shown on first screen).

2. When you get Bios Menu, go to Boot Order setting and set first boot device which ever you prefer.

Example:

Case 1: If you prefer to boot from CD then select first boot device to CD/DVD in Boot Menu order.

Case 2: If you prefer to boot from USB then select first boot device to USB in Boot Menu order.

Now save setting by pressing F10 key.Select Save and Exit.

Now when you insert your CD or USB if your Boot Device contain Bootable OS Image  then your system will prompt you for pressing any when system is starting.

There you go your Installation starts.

USB device detects but doesn’t show up in My Computer.

Hello Friends,

This post is regarding newly plugged in USB devices to PC.

When you connect External Storage device through USB and it doesn’t show up in the “MY Computer” menu, then do the following

1. Right Click on “My Computer”, select Manage.

This is open a “Computer Management” Window as shown below

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Double click on Storage–>Double click on “Disk Management”, it will show you  a screen with attached Hard Disk or any Storage devices connected to the system. There you can see your Removable Device(If detected by System). But the status will be unallocated as shown below.

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Right click on Unallocated Disk(which is your external drive) and selct change drive letter and Path. Set any drive letter and click . There you go.You’ll now be able to see your drive in “my computer” still if you face any issue please do write me or comment to this post. Hope You liked this post.

laptop Close lid action in windows7

Hi Friends,
This is regarding action to be perform when you close lid of your laptop. Generally when you close your laptop lid it goes into sleep mode.But at times you may want to set custom action. Here is the procedure to do that.
1. Go to control panel -» hardware and sound –»power option –»edit plan setting .

here it opens a dialog box
Go to power buttons and lid –»»lid close action.
Here you change what action it should perform.

Feel free to comment for any queries.

windows 8 doesnt really shutdown.

Hi friends,
Recently when I was trying to downgrade OS from win8 to Win7.I struggled alot to enter bios through F2 and F10 option but everything went in vain. Later I googled to find out that Windows 8 doesn’t really shutdown infact it make system to go in sleep mode every time when user clicks shutdown button.

Reason:
Windows sends the machines to sleep mode when user shutdown, to make the next start/boot faster.In other words this shutdown is a kind of sleep mode for machine.

The Solution:
If you want to force windows8 to really shutdown, you’ll have to do something different than usual. Keep the “shift” key pressed and do the shutdown operation and not realease the shift key untill it shut down.
Now in the next start you’ll see the boot menu options and you can enter into bios.
I hope you liked my post.If you have any queries please comment below.