G'morning all, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E laptop that's about a year old or thereabouts. It came with, and has, Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I'm trying to install the 64-bit Windows 7 beta. Maximum PC had an article on how to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 7 from. I followed the instructions to the letter, and the desktop listed in my sig will boot off this flash drive. I got all the way to the Windows 7 install screen before I cancelled, as I don't want to install it on my desktop. However, for the life of me, my laptop REFUSES to pick up the flash drive. I've enabled the "External Drive Boot" option and moved all the USB drive options to the top of the boot order list, but it WILL NOT pick it up. This laptop has 3 USB ports and I tried all three. This is the only flash drive I have laying around that's large enough, but I've got one at work somewhere and I'll try that too on Monday... Does anyone have any ideas why my laptop won't boot from the USB flash drive when my other computer will? Thank you!