How to set Windows 8 Boot from USB

Abstract of this article:

This article mainly describes how to set Windows 8 to boot from USB flash drive for different purposes on various of computers.

Tips:

Steps to set Windows 8 to boot from USB flash drive may be a little different in different brands of computers, but the main steps are similar:

<1>. Create a bootable USB flash drive.

<2>. Get into your Windows 8 computer Boot Menu.

<3>. Set the USB device as the first boot option.

Here will take Asus computer for example to show you how to set Windows 8 boot from a USB:

Step 1: Create a bootable USB flash drive with a program.

  •  If you want to reinstall Windows 8 on your computer with a USB, use “uiso9_cn.exe” program to upload the windows 8 setup package into your USB device.
  •  If you want to recover windows 8 forgot password, you can create a bootable USB disk with a windows password reset program, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset program.

Step 2: Get into the Windows 8 Boot Menu of your computer.

  • Connect the USB with your computer.

Step 3: Set the USB device as the first boot option.

(1) Press BIOS Entry Key and get into BIOS settings.

  • When get into the BIOS settings, use ◄ ► key to move to the Boot Menu.

move to the boot menu

  • Use ↓↑ or +/- key to select the USB device and set it to the first boot option.

set usb device to first boot option

  • Press F10, and then press Enter to save change and exit.

(2) Press Boot Menu Key and get into the Boot Menu directory.

  • When the Boot Menu comes up, use ↓↑ or +/- key to select your USB flash drive, and set it to first boot list.

select usb bootable device

  • Press Enter to save the change.

If your USB is bootable, and set it to the first boot option accurately, you will find that your windows 8 computer boot from the USB drive but not get to the logon screen.

 

BIOS Entry Key table:

BIOS Entry Key table

 

Boot Menu Key table

 

 

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