Yup, there is a place in my bios to create a boot device such as a USB. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
My new trip point is the creation of the bootable USB stick, the live USB Creator goes into a loop when it tries to create the partition on the stick. That is, the program ask me to highlight the partition option (there is only one), I highlight my one option and click 'OK', boom-back at the same place to pick a partition. I'm using a 16GB memory stick (SanDisk Cruiser). I'll have another cup of coffee and scan the forum for any clues.
And to everyone, thanks so much for the help; I'm truly impressed with the quality of the folks here in the forum.
Again thanks everyone,