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What happens when you select the USB in the boot menu? It just goes straight to Windows?


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That's the point: It doesn't show up in the boot menu, but it shows up in BIOS indeed, but when I select it as the primary booting device and restart, it goes straight to Windows.


Edited by Pufi, 10 April 2015 - 10:51 AM.

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I doubt you have one, but do you have UEFI BIOS?


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I don't know what that is, can you tell me how do I find out if I have one?

EDIT: I just found how to, no, I do not have an UEFI BIOS.


Edited by Pufi, 10 April 2015 - 10:58 AM.

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You might need to update your BIOS to the latest version and see if it fixes your issue. Do you know your exact computer brand and model?


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No, I actually don't know the brand and model, but I know info about all the pieces in it.

 

EDIT: Should I need to mention that the USB was recognized at a 32-bit install?

 

EDIT 2: I made a report with AIDA64, it's right here.

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Edited by Pufi, 10 April 2015 - 11:26 AM.

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Is it me or your computer only have 3GB of RAM? If it does, I suggest you to stay on Windows 7 32-bits and not update to Windows 7 64-bits since it would just take all your resources and it would be slower than your current installation.


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Ok. if you say so...
But I heard that the 64-bit version is way better than the 32-bit one, and that's why I wanted the 64-bit version.

 

EDIT: I just found that I have a 512 MB RAM stick somewhere in the house.

So would it work if I have 3.5 GB of RAM or do I need to buy another 1GB stick?


Edited by Pufi, 11 April 2015 - 01:45 AM.

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It's recommended to have at least 4GB of RAM to run Windows 64-bits. And yes, the 64-bits version of Windows is better than the 32-bits one, in term of performances. However, if you don't have the required hardware for it, it'll just cripple you more than anything else.
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Ok, so I'll guess I'll just stay with what I have.
Again, thanks for all the help!


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No problem Pufi, my pleasure :)
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