Install From USB

Custom / CUSTOM
January 19, 2009 at 14:30:13
Specs: Vista, AMD
OK here'e the deal:
I have a .iso image of win vista on my external HDD. I am tring to install in onto a computer. The motherboad has USB boot support, and in the boot menu, it even shows the name of the drive. but when i select it, it tries to boot from the master SATA drive anyway. i have tried booting it with the .iso image, and i have tried extracting the image and putting the contents on the root drive on the external hdd.
any ideas?
P.S. just incase you are wondering, this is a completely legal copy of windows. the school that i am at has an agreement with MS to allow downloads of some of their software.

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January 19, 2009 at 16:28:07
For this discussion an .ISO file is a copy (image) of a CD or DVD. In Microsoft world you can't normally access it in it's file format. You would have to "burn" the ISO file to a supported media with a recording application that supports "IMAGES".

Make the DVD and use a DVD reader to boot to this. Otherwise there are still other options.

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