Windows 10: Migrate the OS to a USB drive and use it for a boot device

Discus and support Migrate the OS to a USB drive and use it for a boot device in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I've got an Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop. It has a 32 gb SSD drive and that's it. It doesn't have the capability to expand/add a hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RBC12, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. RBC12 Win User

    Migrate the OS to a USB drive and use it for a boot device


    Hello,

    I've got an Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop. It has a 32 gb SSD drive and that's it. It doesn't have the capability to expand/add a hard drive. I bought initially just to do light Office work on the road and didn't think the drive size would be an issue since I would be using the cloud for storage. Then came the updates to the OS. It's almost unusable now. I wanted to migrate the OS to a larger thumb drive or external drive and boot the OS from there. Is that possible and if so, how do I do it?


    Dell Inspiron model 14-3452

    32GB SSD

    2GB RAM

    OS - Windows 10 Home


    Thanks,


    RBC

    :)
     
    RBC12, Sep 17, 2018
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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, Sep 17, 2018
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  3. USB Drive showing "Not Migrated" in Device manager

    Forgot this one on the list, my bad

    Yes, I have tried the steps above and it did not resolve the issue.

    My pen drive is still showing "not migrated"

    Any further help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
    Matthew 'DoubleRainbow'Walker, Sep 17, 2018
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    Migrate the OS to a USB drive and use it for a boot device

    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.


    Migrate the OS to a USB drive and use it for a boot device bios_asus-jpg.jpg
     
    Lazzer408, Sep 17, 2018
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