How to Boot your Computer from a USB drive

A bootable USB drive / USB flash drive can be fast and useful when installing Windows or when diagnosing a computer. The problem is how to make the computer boot from that USB. Here is how:

1. Insert the Bootable USB Flash Drive in your computer.

2. Restart your computer and press “F2” or “Delete” or “F10” to enter your BIOS setup.

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3. Look for a tab or menu related to booting in the BIOS. In most cases is called “BOOT”, navigate there using the tab and/or arrow keys to select “BOOT” on the menu bar. Once there, press enter, and you’ll see a boot sub-menu.

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4. Using the arrow keys, select “Hard Disk Drives“, and press “Enter”.

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5. Select the “1st Boot Device”, press “Enter”

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6. Select the “USB: your USB brand”, in the example it’s “USB: General USB Flash Disk”, and press “Enter” to Set the USB Flash drive as the first boot device.

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7. When you’re done press F10 key to save and exit. Upon exiting your PC will boot from the USB flash drive.

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