How to Set Laptop to Boot from USB drive

If yoThis document will show you how t set laptop to boot from USB drive efficiently and quickly. If you want to reinstall windows or reset windows password with usb on your laptop, you may need to set your laptop to boot from the usb flash drive.

 

1. How to set DELL laptop to boot from USB drive

Two methods to set DELL laptop to boot from usb flash drive:

Method 1: Boot DELL laptop from USB by pressing Boot Menu key

Step1: Restart DELL laptop, and press Boot Menu Key (F12) repeatedly when the dell logo appears, until the Boot Menu comes up.

Step2: Move the Up and Down key to select the USB device, press Enter to setup laptop from usb.

Note:

The USB device is the name of your usb, if you are not sure which one is your usb, you select the one with USB word, or select the one you think it is your usb. If it not works, just try the options one by one.

Method 2: Boot DELL laptop with USB by pressing BIOS Entry Key.

Step1: Restart DELL laptop, press BIOS Entry Key (F2 or Fn+F1) repeatedly when the dell logo appears, until the BIOS screen comes up.

Step2: Use the Right and Left ◄ ► key to move to the Boot menu.

Step3: Use the UP and Down key to select the USB device. (The USB device means the name of your usb)

Step4: Use the +/- key to set USB device to the first boot list, press F10 to save change, Press Enter to boot from usb.

 

2. How to set HP laptop to boot from USB drive

Two methods to set HP laptop to boot from USB flash drive

Method 1: Set HP laptop to boot from USB through Boot Menu

Boot laptop from USB through Boot Menu is easier and quicker, simple steps as below:

Step1: Launch HP laptop, press Boot Menu Key (F9) immediately until boot menu appears.

Step2: Move the up and down key to choose USB flash drive, press Enter key to boot laptop.

Method 2: Set HP laptop to boot with USB through BIOS setting

Step1: Launch Hp laptop, press BIOS Entry Key (F2 or F1) until get into BIOS screen.

Step2: Use right ◄and Left ► key to move to the Boot menu

Step3: Use Up and Down key to select USB flash (It often shows with the usb name)

Step4: Use +/- key to set the usb flash to the first boot option

Step5: Press ESC to save the change, press Enter to continue booting laptop

 

3. How to set Acer laptop to boot from USB drive

Method 1: Press Boot Menu Key to set Acer laptop to boot from USB drive

The steps to boot Acer laptop are similar to the steps on DELL laptop.

Step1: Press Boot Menu Key (F12) repeatedly when the Acer laptop starts and logo appears.

Step2: Select the USB flash, press Enter to boot Acer laptop.

Method 2: Set Acer laptop to boot from BIOS with USB.

Step1: Restart Acer laptop, press BIOS Entry Key (DEL or F2) immediately and repeatedly when Acer logo appears.

Step2: When access the BIOS setup ultility, use right ◄and Left ► key to move to the Boot menu.

Step3: Select the USB flash drive and set it to the first boot option.

Step4: Press the key F10 to save the change, and press Enter to set computer up.

Tips: The steps to set the other laptops to boot from USB drive are similar to the steps on DELL laptop, the only difference between them is the Boot Menu Key or the BIOS Entry Key may be different on different laptops.

See your laptop Boot Menu Key or BIOS Entry key on the table below:

Laptop

    Laptop brand

Boot Menu key

HP

F9

DELL

F12

Acer

F12

ASUS

ESC

Lenovo

F12

Toshiba

F12

Hasee

F12

SAMSUNG

F12

SONY

ESC

Gateway

F12

 

Laptop BIOS Entry Key table:

 

 

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