Windows 10: Boot from USB First Boot Blank SSD - Are Changes To the BIOS Necessary

Discus and support Boot from USB First Boot Blank SSD - Are Changes To the BIOS Necessary in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When notebook arrives I will be pulling the HDD platter before first boot and putting in a 2.5" SATA SSD and then booting from a USB stick that has the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by phaedruspress, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Boot from USB First Boot Blank SSD - Are Changes To the BIOS Necessary


    When notebook arrives I will be pulling the HDD platter before first boot and putting in a 2.5" SATA SSD and then booting from a USB stick that has the bootable? install OS media created using the media creation tool. The video below indicates that I need to make changes to the BIOS first before the USB stick will engage. I thought that I would be just good to go by hitting F12 to bring up the boot menu and choosing the USB. In the video he is booting a disc up from an external CD/DVD player and he already has an OS installed. I will have no OS installed upon first boot and I thought that the BIOS would just "find" the USB stick and I would be on my merry way. Insight appreciated. TIA. P.S. I know that I have secure boot disabled on my other notebook but I cannot recall if I also had gone ahead and enabled both UEFI and LEGACY and if I did it was for purposes of something else and at the moment I do not particularly feel like shutting down and going into the BIOS to check : )




    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Nov 18, 2018
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    New PC won't boot from installation USB key

    Try going into your UEFI BIOS and perform the following:

    • Disable Secure Boot
    • Enable Legacy Boot
    • If necessary/possible enable CSM
    • If necessary enable USB boot
    • Move your USB Flash Drive to the top of the Boot Order List
    • Save Changes and reboot . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 18, 2018
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    Cannot dual boot or boot from usb/dvd.

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and frustration you have been through. I will be glad to assist you.

    1. Have you changed the boot priority to USB/DVD?

    First you need to verify and if necessary change the boot order in the BIOS settings so that your PC will boot from the DVD drive (or USB device if you created a bootable USB Flash drive). You can do this by making the DVD drive / USB device the first device
    listed in the boot order and the hard (or SSD) drive your second device the BIOS, exit as save the BIOS changes.

    I suggest you to follow the link suggested by J W Stuart on January 23, 2015.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-

    windows-10-preview/9e9b6066-d99b-4d2f-84dc-38e646c3c6ae

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further.

    Thanks
     
    Pavan_N, Nov 18, 2018
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  4. lacrumb Win User

    Boot from USB First Boot Blank SSD - Are Changes To the BIOS Necessary

    Cant change the boot up partition from the bios.

    In the BIOS go to the Boot list and move the SSD drive to the top of the list. Also make sure the the System partition on the SSD has the drive as (C:\)
     
    lacrumb, Nov 18, 2018
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