Windows 10: Boot from usb hard drive?

Discus and support Boot from usb hard drive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have an external hard drive that I use for backups. Is it possible to install Windows to the drive and then use it as an alternative boot drive? 133574 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tcebob, May 28, 2019.

  1. tcebob Win User

    Boot from usb hard drive?


    I have an external hard drive that I use for backups. Is it possible to install Windows to the drive and then use it as an alternative boot drive?

    :)
     
    tcebob, May 28, 2019
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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    Booting from USB on x38 Motherboard, NOT?

    Typically the USB should be listed under the hard drive boot order. Set your "Boot Device Priority" to HDD first, then set the hard drive boot order to the USB stick first.


    Boot from usb hard drive? bios_asus-jpg.jpg
     
    Lazzer408, May 28, 2019
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  3. John Vil Win User
    USB Hard Drives break boot

    Hello Eric,

    One possible reason why this issue occurs is when your BIOS boot sequence is set to boot from USB instead of hard drive. We suggest that you get in touch with your computer manufacturer for assistance on how to reconfigure your BIOS settings.

    Thank you.
     
    John Vil, May 28, 2019
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  4. Sasqui Win User

    Boot from usb hard drive?

    Booting from USB on x38 Motherboard, NOT?

    Solved

    I realised that the USB drive has to be installed before going into the BIOS and selecting it as an option!
     
    Sasqui, May 28, 2019
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