How to Boot to USB?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Simpuhl, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    I have a Toshiba I upgraded from 7 to 8...

    I need to boot from a USB drive but cannot figure out how...

    It boots up too fast, I don't even know how to get to the damn bios.

    Any help would be great.
     
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  2. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    press "windows key" and c, then press change pc settings->general settings->restart now(last option at the bottom)->after reboot select "advanced options->uefi firmware settings. After reboot bios screen will show up press the bios specific key to boot to bios
     
  3. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    When exactly am I pressing Windows Key + C

    I tried it during start up and it still went to Windows 8 Screen
     
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  4. win_seven

    win_seven MDL Member

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    Not during the start up
    But in windows 8
    and reboot
     
  5. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    first let windows boot and when you are inside windows 8 do what adit123tya said
     
  6. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    I didn't get the advanced options.

    Instead of I got Continue, Troubleshoot, Turn off

    I went to troubleshoot...''

    It gave me "advanced options"

    but then i dont see uefi firmware settings (im pretty sure this is legacy bios since I upgraded from windows 7"

    all i got is System restore, recovery, automatic repair, command prompt, startup options.

    I go to startup options and get options to boot into safe mode and crap but nothing to boot from usb or get into bios
     
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  7. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    can you tell the details of your pc?
     
  8. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    What do you mean by tell the details?

    Its a Tohishba Satellite Windows 7 Upgraded to Windows 8.

    is that what you are asking for?
     
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  9. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    No make and MODEL NUMBER like Toshiba C850-X0010??
     
  10. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry,

    Toshiba Satellite S855-S5252
     
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  11. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Oh lord...

    F2 worked.. thank u

    I could have sworn i tried that
     
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  12. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    you are welcome.;)
     
  13. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Ok I am not sure whats happening but..

    I changed the boot order to USB first and its still not booting to USB and also F2 doesn't work again :/
     
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  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Do you have uefi secure boot enabled in your bios? If so go to bios and disable it
     
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  15. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    Completely power off the laptop , remove battery wait for a few minutes , reinsert battery,press F2 and press POWER ON button,if you are able to get into bios,turn off quick/fast boot option. save and exit.

    now what do you have in the usb that you are trying to boot?
     
  16. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    "

    • For CD-ROM BIOS updates in Windows 8 models: 1 Shut down the system while pressing the SHIFT key to completely power off. 2 Power on while pressing F2 to enter the BIOS Setup Menu. 3 Go to the Security tab and set the Secure Boot setting to Disabled. 4 Go to the Advanced tab, enter System Configuration and set the Boot Mode to CSM Boot. 5 Press F10 to save and exit. 6 Boot from the BIOS CD-ROM and type FLASH at the C: prompt. 7 After the BIOS update has completed, restore the Boot Mode setting to UEFI Boot and the Secure Boot setting to Enabled.
    • For CD-ROM BIOS updates in Windows 7 models: Type FLASH then press enter at the C: prompt."

    found this on a website telling users how to update bios.

    cannot insert links hxxp://laptopdriverhelp(dot)com/?brand=toshiba&serie=Satellite&model=S855-S5252&os=BIOS

    hope it helps

    cheers,
     
  17. TulTang

    TulTang MDL Novice

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    You can set to boot from USB within Windows 8 by open "Run" and type this...
    RunDll32.exe pwlauncher.dll,ShowPortableWorkspaceLauncherConfigurationUX

    This will show a dialog...just select "Yes" and reboot to USB. ☺
     
  18. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Where exactly did you get this info? I googled "RunDll32.exe pwlauncher.dll,ShowPortableWorkspaceLauncherConfig urationUX" and didnt get a single result except this forum post.
     
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