Windows 7: Modify Boot Order in BIOS

This section provides a tutorial example on how to modify boot order in BIOS in order to boot from Windows 7 repair USB drive.

Before trying to boot from the Windows 7 Repair USB drive, you should review and change the boot order of the BIOS setup on your computer in order to boot from the USB drive.

1. Press and hold down "F1" key when you restart your computer. You will see the BIOS setup screen.

2. Use the right arrow key to select the "Startup" menu. You will see startup setting entries.

3. Use the down arrow key to select the "Boot" entry. You will see a list of devices with their boot orders.

4. Move USB device to the position after the CD device and the hard disk device. The USB device is represented as "USB HDD USB DISK 2.0" on my computer.

5. Save the change and exit.

Now your computer should be able to boot from the Windows 7 Repair USB drive now.

The picture below shows you a list of boot devices and their default boot order on a ThinkPad computer:
Windows 7: Boot Order in BIOS Setup

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7: System Recovery Options

 Windows 7: View Available Restore Points

 Windows 7: Restore Point Settings

 Windows 7: Create Restore Point

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 1 - Restore Point

 Windows 7: Create System Image

 Windows 7: Create System Repair Disc

 Windows 7: Boot from Repair Disc

 Windows 7: Create Repair USB Drive

Windows 7: Modify Boot Order in BIOS

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 2 - System Image

 Windows 7: Verify Factory Reset

 Windows 7: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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