Hello! Yesterday the new ASUS X501A laptop came into my hands. It was necessary to install Windows, and everything needed, turnkey shorter :). I twisted it and found that it does not have a CD / DVD drive. And this means that you need to create a bootable USB flash drive and install Windows 7 from it. Also, drivers for it on the disk are included, you also need to rewrite them to a USB flash drive. In general, it is strange that the laptop is without a drive, and the driver is on the disk. You need to put it on the flash drive of the driver in the kit, well, or an external drive :).
Anyway. I created a bootable USB flash drive. First created using a special program Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool (I wrote about this here), but I’ll say running a bit before that for some reason the installation of Windows 7 did not go from this flash drive. The white cursor simply blinked and installation did not continue. I recorded a bootable USB flash drive using UltraISO and it worked. Why so, did not understand :).
Everything, the flash drive is ready. Now you need to install the boot from this flash drive in BIOS. Now I’ll tell you how to do it.
We expose the boot from a flash drive on an Asus laptop
We go into the BIOS. For me, and most likely for you, this is the key F2 (if not, then DEL still try). Press it immediately after starting the laptop.
The flash drive should already be connected to the laptop!
Next, go to the tab Boot and select the item Hard Drive BBS Priorities.
As you can see (in the screenshot below), I have under Boot Option # 1 there is a hard drive. And under Boot Option # 2 flash drive. You need to install a flash drive under # 1.
To do this, click on Boot Option #1 and select a flash drive. And the hard drive will automatically come in second place.
You can return to the previous menu by clicking on Esc and you’ll see that a USB device is installed under Boot Option # 1.
Do not forget to click F10 and Yes to save the settings.
Everything, after rebooting the laptop, boot from the USB flash drive should go (if it is created correctly).
There is one caveat. Maybe I made a mistake when setting the parameters in the BIOS, there probably just needed to create another rule for the boot (Add New Boot Option). But that’s okay.
If you did everything like me, then most likely, during the installation of Windows, after rebooting, loading from a USB flash drive will begin. And you need to drive C to continue the installation. I’m just at the time of reboot pulled out a flash drive. And when the download started from drive C, I inserted it back (although it seems like it is no longer needed for installation, the files are already copied, but I could be wrong).
Possible problems when installing Windows 7 from a USB 3.0 flash drive
You may have noticed that my USB drive has a new USB 3.0 interface. And Windows 7 does not support USB 3.0, the necessary special drivers.
If the drive itself is with USB 3.0, it’s okay. Just plug it in on your laptop USB 2.0 and everything will work.
This is what the USB 2.0 connector looks like on a laptop:
And it looks like a connector with USB 3.0:
The third blue and two letters SS near the icon.
Well, if you have all of USB 3.0, you will have to integrate the drivers in Windows 7. This is a topic for another article. Maybe I’ll write how to do it. In the meantime, you can find this information on the Internet.
You can still find and download the assembly with Windows 7, which already has integrated drivers for USB 3.0. There are such.
On this site there is probably all the information that may be useful for installing the operating system and for solving problems that may arise during the installation process. You can use the site search. And if you can’t find something, then ask in the comments, I will tell :). Good luck
Anyone who needs windows 7 installation images,
look for them on torrents, of which there are now a huge number of different.
Yes, many are blocked, but still, the people somehow use them,
use and you are healthy!
Man, God bless you! The only one who could help me! Thanks!
I did everything as it is written. It does not boot from a flash drive. How and which rule to create. Rather, it is clear what to prescribe?
Hello, I do not see the HARD DRIVE BBS PRIORITIES notebook model ASUS X501A in the BOOT tab what to do in this situation if anyone has encountered such a problem please help me in advance thanks
“HARD DRIVE BBS PRIORITIES does not appear in the BOOT tab”.
Possible reasons:. The laptop is in UEFI mode. you need to switch to the BIOS, see the passport for the laptop.
Go to the Security settings and see what is turned on / off and compare in the pictures in THIS forum thread, there is a detailed description.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Un_QpDoRQ whose BIOS version is 2.15.
I wrote above
“In BIOS, change the settings with UEFI, put others (forgot what they are called).”
So, change the boot from UEFI to BIOS.
I bought an asus R541s everything did it right, the installation starts and then flies out that the drive doesn’t show up according to my words and it doesn’t come out, they tried to install the system and install the driver itself, but it still doesn’t work out that there is water on the Internet, it’s not installing anything, please help.
I have a full fifth point. I have been friends with computers for a very long time) Uncle bought his sister asus x541sc laptop. I did all the manipulations from the flash drive, I downloaded 2 of them (1 just regular windows 7 from the off site 2 same windows 7 but with usb 3.0 support) on both flash drives when I click on the start button the installation starts asking for a drive on the usb dvd CD, I put everything in the USB flash drive and still push against the horn! Both flash drives are made in UltraIso and both on the other 3 laptops work great! In general, 10 hours, I’m just no longer what to do. I just don’t know. Is there any advice?
PS Cd roma in a laptop is not at all if to connect external at all from it does not want to load anything
I myself am sitting with the same problem. But I figured out something. USB drivers from a flash drive are not readable because they have not yet been installed and the system does not “see” the flash drive. Therefore, drivers for USB must be downloaded to the hard drive and installed from it when the program for installing Windows requires them. My problem is that I can not find the necessary drivers for this Asus by Windows (on the intel website they are all packed).
As before it was good. I wrote Windows to the hard drive in another partition and, if necessary, then reinstalled it at any time.