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chinmoku_tak
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Booting from USB 3.0 Thumb Drives (X1C Old ver)

I've been following instruction on this link to create bootable windows installation usb thumb drives (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_to_install_windows_7_beta_a_usb_key) And it's been working fine with usb 2.0 thumb drives on the X1C (old ver). However, for some reason it won't work with usb 3.0 thumb drives.

I've tried several, but everytime I select the thumb drive on boot selection, the screen blinks and goes back to boot selection. I'm assuming it's not reading my boot information.  It works fine on usb 2.0 thumb drives.

 

Anyone experienced the same, and/or have solutions for this issue?

 

Modertor note: removed duplicate post, fixed broken link.

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Re: Booting from USB 3.0 Thumb Drives (X1C Old ver)

how many different version of usb 3.0 thumb drives are you using? also have you tried to do bootable drives using this method?

http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-drive/
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Jin Li

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chinmoku_tak
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Re: Booting from USB 3.0 Thumb Drives (X1C Old ver)

I've tried 3 versions of the usb thumb sticks, my primary one being CORSAIR Slider 128GB. I have not tried that method will try it right now
chinmoku_tak
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Re: Booting from USB 3.0 Thumb Drives (X1C Old ver)

Thanks! that approach seems to have fixed the issue!
Wintermute56
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Re: Booting from USB 3.0 Thumb Drives (X1C Old ver)

Just a quick note that I've just learned--thanks to my own stupidity--if you are using a docking station, the boot menu will appear on the actual laptop screen, not your attached monitors...

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