Windows 10: Boot from USB flash drive only with FAT32 and no multi-boot support?

Discus and support Boot from USB flash drive only with FAT32 and no multi-boot support? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a (new) Acer Swift notebook which does not allow to switch/enable Legacy BIOS mode. So I can only disable "Secure Boot" and use UEFI. However... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pstein, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. pstein Win User

    Boot from USB flash drive only with FAT32 and no multi-boot support?


    I have a (new) Acer Swift notebook which does not allow to switch/enable Legacy BIOS mode.
    So I can only disable "Secure Boot" and use UEFI.

    However my bootable, GPT and NTFS formatted USB flash drive is NOT recognized or even bootable.
    It works on other computers.

    I read that FAT32 should be used.
    Is this really a requirement? No NTFS possible?

    Furthermore I read that the bootable USB flash drive MUST NOT contain two boot-variants for 64bit AND 32bit. Only stand-alone 64bit bootloader is allowed.

    Is this true?

    What about two-in-one bootable USB flash drives which allow booting Legacy-BIOS OR UEFI?
    are these devices accepted?

    Thank you
    Peter

    :)
     
    pstein, Jun 26, 2019
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  2. panchoman Win User

    Boot linux on USB drive

    it might just be that your bios doesn't support it, but it should anyway.

    make sure you go into the bios and make sure "boot other device" is enabled and try seeing if the usb is listed as an hdd.. as bootable flash drives are usually picked up as usb hdd's and check if your bios detects the flash drive.
     
    panchoman, Jun 26, 2019
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  3. D-rock Win User
    Help with USB Boot Image

    I am trying to boot from my USB flash drive. I followed the instructions step for step that are in the article on this website. I downloaded the HP program and the USB Image zip file. I ran the HP flash program and pointed it to the folder where I unzipped the USB Image files to. I then copied all the files over to the USB memory stick as instructed. When I restart my computer and press F12 to go to the boot menu I have 3 options: SATA hard drive, CD-ROM drive, or USB Device. So I choose USB device and when it reads the USB memory stick all I get is the error "Non-system disk, replace and hit any key" Its like the USB memory is missing some system files or it doesnt have the master boot record or something. Somebody please HELP!!! I want to flash the bios in a new video card and I have to boot to DOS and I dont have a floppy drive and I have Win XP so a USB boot is probably the best option I have.
     
    D-rock, Jun 26, 2019
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  4. Ar3s Win User

    Boot from USB flash drive only with FAT32 and no multi-boot support?

    HD 5870 Bios flash failed

    mp3 player is in FAT / FAT32 format ?

    Set Boot up first to the drive with hiren bootcd 10.4
    Done...

    the options will pop out after loading the disc choose

    boot cd

    then the list (step by step)

    Next...
    Dos....
    USB Drivers....
    Load USB Drivers with no386.....

    Ask you load cd drivers. NO
    Ask you load SCSI drivers. NO
    Ask you anything NO.
    USB driver list comes out. 8 Don't choose anything else.

    type
    C:\ (that should be your mp3 player if you did it right)

    atiflash -i
    to list the adapters

    atiflash -p -f 0 ???.bin

    done.........
     
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