How can I install Windows 7 on asus x501a with usb flash

I have an asus X501a windows 8 on it now I would like clean install windows 7 on it. As this model does not have dvd rom drive the usb is the only solution. Asus boot menu is very complicated as it is uefi menu I am completly confused, please help me out how to clean install win 7.


Mr Fadil

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Last updated February 19, 2019 Views 89,515 Applies to:

Here's the solution:

1) Place a bootable copy of Wndows 7 on the USB drive in question (there are several utilities available for accomplishing this, including PowerISO, v4.8 or greater, and Microsoft's USB DVD Tool

2) Access the bios during bootup using F2

3) Enable CSM under the Boot tab and Save

4) Re-boot and re-access the bios again using F2

5) Select the USB option (the one without a prefix of UEFI) as Boot #1 option  and Save

6) Re-boot and Windows 7 will commence it's install from the USB drive

*Once the initial install takes place and the machine re-boots, you must re-access the bios, disable CSM, and set the internal hard drive as the Boot #1 option and save

I have completed the taks in the order described above and have a working copy of Windows 7 X64 running on the ASUS X501A.



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