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fedora cant run bootable usb?

asked 2017-02-25 08:41:35 -0600

Day gravatar image

Hi, my name is Day, i have a pc with fedora, it had windows 7 but the previous owner deleted that os. now i want to put windows 7 on it again, i have contacted the microsoft support multiple times and they told me to make a bootable usb of the iso file on a second pc, so i did that and now when i plug the usb in it just opens the usb as a file storage like a normal usb works, and when i restart only the list of the 3 versions of fedora that were already on the pc are shown, no windows, so i told the microsoft support my problem and they told me i had to contact the fedora support and tell them something about a GRUB sequence. can you help me with my problem???

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answered 2017-02-25 13:22:04 -0600

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Well, assuming your boot able USB is correct, you need to tell your bios to boot from it, GRUB will not boot from the USB, it is your bios which know or select boot devices. Normally some bios has a key to press to choose boot devices or you need to enter your bios and select it. That been say, you also need to know that when you install Windows it will remove Grub and you will not be able to boot into Fedora, that is because MS think only their OS exists. If you created free space to install Windows you cool install it and then reinstall Grub so you can boot into Fedora.

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