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I need to boot Win7 by USB flash Drive created by a 2.5"FF SATA drive.

I installed Win7 on a 2.5" form factor SATA hard disk drive. Later I converted this drive to USB Flash Disk Drive by installing in covertor box available in market. My computer is detecting on USB all the NTFS partitions I made during Win7 installation but win7 is unbootable through USB, why? How I can acheive this?

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If you can tell your BIOS to use USB as the first boot device and the USB is from an ISO of Win7, it should work but your laptop won't be happy as the drivers may be wrong.

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Testimonial: "I tried this but was unsuccessful, I am using Dell Optiplex GX280 small form factor desktop computer not a laptop. When I selected only USB bootable through CMOS setup, it didn't work and computer is not detecting any USB boot device."

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