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How to boot new laptop from external USB drive ?

  1. #21

    Posts : 85
    Multi-Boot-PCs W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I have tested Macrium bootable media, made on a Windows 8.1 PC, will boot fine.

    To check.
    1) USB Boot mode must be UEFI.
    2) Must be made with WinPE5.
    3) USB drive must be formatted to FAT32.
    Thanks theog,

    She called and said she dropped off the laptop at BB for them to look at.
    I'll hear back in a few days how that goes.

    I think all the settings are correct, but I'll check again next time I see the laptop.
    1) Is there any way I can confirm the laptop booted in UEFI mode when I am connected via Teamviewer?
    2) WinPE 5.2 was used
    3) I think the Flash drive is fat32, but that should be easy enough for me to confirm next time I connect to the laptop.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    It's a Lenovo - IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook with Win 8.1 preinstalled
    As the Notebook is Pre-installed, will be installed in UEFI mode.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23

    Posts : 85
    Multi-Boot-PCs W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

    She got the laptop back from BB and they created a USB Flash drive for a factory recovery.
    We can boot from that, so she has that recovery option now.

    She has a Western Digital external hard drive.
    I installed the Acronis WD free version.
    I created a System Backup Image and a Recovery DVD disc.
    We can boot from the USB DVD recovery disc, so she has that recovery option now.

    Thanks to everyone for helping with this!
    Problem solved
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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