w7 usb install help

tunatime

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ok so my asrock x79 mb craped out and i replaced it whit a evga x79 dark and i can not get windows to install form usb flash drive. it starts booting it and i get the windows loading bar then i get the little ball things that become the window and it crashed right before the balls make the window. i tried 3 iso 2 usb sticks and its the same thing every time. i checked the usb drivers on my other pc and it boots to the window install every time. i thought it might be hardware but linux mint installed fine and i stressed tested it over night at full load and it passed so idk wtf going on here any ides?

i don't even have a dvd drive any more haven't in years is there a way to use a hdd as a flash drive to install windows to rule out usb?
 

Ranulfo

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Is it a usb 3.0 stick or in a 3.0 port? Try using a 2.0 stick or a 3.0 stick in a 2.0 port.
 
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