Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

How to boot new laptop from external USB drive ?

  1. #21

    Posts : 87
    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 : 87
    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

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
How to boot new laptop from external USB drive ?
Related Threads
I'm currently using a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with Windows 8 on it. I have an external hard drive from a Windows 7 desktop. It recognizes the external hdd right away and I can access it but I can't figure out how to boot Windows 7 as the primary. I've tried changing boot order in bios but I've...
Hi, Just replaced my OS (Win 8.1) Drive, and was planning on using the old drive as a back up. This new (and old) drive have just the OS, all my programs and media etc are on other drives. Can I put my old OS drive, with Windows 8.1 still installed, into a USB Docking Station, and use it...
Hi, I've looked at various threads and still cannot solve this issue. My Seagate Portable Drive seems to work as the green light comes on. Screen shot of my Disk Management below. Am I missing something? Other solutions have been to right click and assign a drive, but those listed...
Hi there, After upgrading to Windows 8.1, (also happened in 8) I'm having a problem with my USB3 Seagate External HDD. For some reason my computer is not finding the drive after it's been switched off. I have to unplug-and re-plug in the USB lead for computer to recognise it. It's fine after...
Pls,Im using Hp Pavillion g6 laptop,& i want to disable booting from external media in the Bios set-up,how do i do it?.Looking forward to your response.Thanks.
have an Acer laptop with W8 pre-installed. It has an USB3 socket. When I plug an external drive into it the drive appears in the device manager but not in "my computer" Any help would be great. cslogg
I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Essentials, it's filled with tons of old photos, movies, docs, games, and I'm scared to think of what else. The SATA to USB connector broke on it, so I took the drive apart and put it inside my computer. I opened up device manager because it wasn't showing up...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook