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How to Boot from a USB Drive on Surface


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This tutorial will show you how to boot from a USB drive on Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3.

Note   Note
This is a per usage option that will not configure Windows or Surface to always boot from the USB drive.

You will need a bootable UEFI flash drive to be able to boot from it using the method in this tutorial.





OPTION ONE

Boot from USB Drive within Windows 8.1 or 8.1 RT on Surface


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OPTION TWO

To Boot Directly from USB Drive on Surface


1. While Surface is turned off, connect a bootable USB drive to the USB port.​
2. Press and hold the volume-down button. (see screenshot below)​
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3. Press and release the power button. (see screenshot below)​
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4. When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-down button. Surface will now boot from the USB drive. (see screenshot below)​
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That's it,
Shawn


 

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