A USB flash drive can be used to boot your computer in a variety of conditions. Perhaps because you need to install Windows on your computer.
All you need is a USB flash drive with a bootable version of Windows and a BIOS setting tweak (Basic Input Output System). This is because the BIOS settings include the boot sequence that the system uses when it boots up.
Begin by inserting the thumb drive into a USB port. Then, to alter the BIOS boot sequence, do the following:
- Turn on your computer by pressing the Power button.
- Press ESC, F1, F2, F8, or F10 at the initial startup screen. (A menu may display depending on the business that generated your BIOS version.)
- The setup utility page will appear if you select to begin BIOS Setup.
- Select the BOOT tab with the arrow keys on your keyboard. All available system devices will be listed in order of boot priority. You can reorganise the devices from this page.
- Move the USB to the top of the boot sequence. NOTE: If you can’t locate USB or Removable Devices among the device selections, check Hard Drive Devices in your BIOS. In that scenario, you’ll need to do the following: Move Hard Drive Devices to the top of the list. Expand to see all available hard disc device options. Place the USB device at the top of the hard drive list.
- Save the modification and then exit the BIOS Setup.
- The computer will reboot with the changed settings, booting from the USB drive.