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    Default Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    Anyone managed to boot from a USB3 stick (or hard disk) at the 60xx series pavillions?
    They have onboard usb3 but I do not know if they are bootable

    For example a bootable linux distribution???
    Or a bootable disk image program for 1/3rd of time restore of the partition...
    (comparing with a usb 2.0)

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    I too wish to know the answer to this question. I want to install a clean copy of Win 7 via USB and USB 3.0 would go much faster.

    The only even-semi related tid-bit of information I have found are HP's instructions for making a bootable USB restore disk. They give a vague warning not to use the USB 3.0 ports for restore disk creation.

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    I have not tried it, but I believe I saw an option to boot from USB.

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    I would imagine so since in the dv6tqe's recovery manager, you are given the direct option of creating your recovery disks either via 4 DVD+R's, 2 DVD+DL or one 16gig flash drive.

    And they always give the sort of warnings to create any recovery media at the drive's slowest possible speed in order to facilitate data integrity. Microsoft gives the same sort of warnings when burning OS .iso files obtained through TechNet and MSDN.

    I've restored my dv6tqe-6000 twice now using a flash drive/recovery media, created through a usb3.0 port. No issues. Didn't even need to change the boot order in BIOs.
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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    I managed to boot from the usb 3.0 flash drive (chromium os).

    You press escape at the HP logo, and there's an option for choosing boot device.
    Last edited by brian112358; 20th May 2011 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Added Info

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    Did you check the speed that it was usb 3.0
    Some people here:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-b...ml#post7518100

    say that even if it boots from the usb3 port it has usb2 speed (maximum
    32 MB/sec)

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    Quote Originally Posted by nkar View Post
    Did you check the speed that it was usb 3.0
    Some people here:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-b...ml#post7518100

    say that even if it boots from the usb3 port it has usb2 speed (maximum
    32 MB/sec)
    No wonder there is a NEC USB 3.0 driver (Saw it in installed programs section of control panel in some screenshot). I found that very odd!
    So I guess you can use USB 3.0 in Windows and not before Windows has booted!

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    Default Re: Dv6 - dv7 boot from usb3 stick?

    Oh, never mind. I was using a usb 2.0 flash drive on a usb 3.0 port. Apparently, that works, but I didn't get to test usb 3.0 flash drive on usb 3.0 port.

    I think geekboy's right about the need for Windows drivers to get USB 3.0 to work.

    Sorry about the confusion.

 

 

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