Make Win8.1 boot from a USB

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Rodney
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Make Win8.1 boot from a USB

Post by Rodney » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:25 am

I have a USB that is supposed to let you boot any computer direct from the USB. I can not see how one sets the Win8.1 to boot first from the USB. How do you set the boot sequence? Thanks, Rodney Oh yes, this is a Dell desktop.

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Re: Make Win8.1 boot from a USB

Post by dyarker » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:29 am

The sequence for boot devices is set in BIOS.

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Re: Make Win8.1 boot from a USB

Post by JerryR » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:22 am

Rodney wrote:I have a USB that is supposed to let you boot any computer direct from the USB. I can not see how one sets the Win8.1 to boot first from the USB. How do you set the boot sequence? Thanks, Rodney Oh yes, this is a Dell desktop.
On the 2 dells that I have(a laptop and a Desktop) it's the same.
If you want to boot from a USB drive just that 1 time, hit the F12 key repeatedly as the PC is booting up from a cold start, you will be shown a boot menu where you can select USB.
If you ALWAYS want to boot from a USB drive, hit the F2 key repeatedly to get into setup where you can select the booting order.
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