Can you boot from a USB drive?

By Dumbassdenny
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. Hey i was just wandering if you can boot from a USB
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Yes you can boot from USB mediums, as long as the laptop/computer supports booting from USB.
  3. Dumbassdenny

    Dumbassdenny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do you tell if you can? and if so how do you do it?
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    There will be an option in the boot sequence of your BIOS ... USB-HDD or something similar. Would help if we had the model number of the motherboard you're using.

    Additional Comment:

    One of the more popular tools for creating a bootable usb is the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.

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