Can’t Mount A Bootable Flash Drive

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Hi All,

Scientific Linux 7.2

# rpm -qa \*kvm\*
qemukvm-1.5.3-105.el7_2.3.x86_64
pcp-pmda-kvm-3.10.6-2.el7.x86_64
qemukvm-common-1.5.3-105.el7_2.3.x86_64
libvirt-daemon-kvm-1.2.17-13.el7_2.3.x86_64

I can mount NTFS flash drives on my Windows virtual machines by Add Hardware -> USB Host Device. They work fine.

Except for one bootable Windows 7 Pro OEM x 64 USB flash drive I use for installing Windows 7. In Windows, under devices I get a bang mark saying the device failed to start.

This same flash drive, when set as the bootable drive does boot into the Windows 7 install dialog.

What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks,
-T

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