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vardhan

New Member
hi
i'm running currently on windows 8 consumer preview
i want to select boot devices (usb) to boot at startup
but there is no such option in settings

this is what i did:

settings
general
advance startup

choose options: continue,troubleshoot, turn off pc

i couldn't find select boot devices there.

is there any way i can do this?!
help!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 consumer preview

crex

New Member
Hi Guys,

i hope you can help me.

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX32VD for 13 days now.
Yesterday i cant boot (win8 pre-installed).

I dont want to send it to germany to fix it.

In the BIOS (VBIOS: 2137.I14UX3.006 ; Version 212) I can see the harddisk and the memory, so I think just Windows crashed in any way.
I tried to re-install a Win7 from USB, BUT its not possible with USB 3.0 - so, its not possible to install from bootable USB-Stick.
My attempt to do that from an SD-Card failed - it is shown on start-up options when i push Esc while loading, but it has no affect, it just tries to start from hdd.

My HDD is a hybrid one. So it has 24 GB SSD and 500 HDD

I cant boot from external ROM-Drive because its said that the ROM Driver is missing. ?!?! WTF

Plz community - what can I do now?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Zenbook UX32VD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3517U
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GT620M 1GB

jeffrys

Power User
Power User
Jimbo and others you lost me here.

In my opinion one CANNOT install Windows on a USB stick.

Sure you can boot from a USB stick, you can boot from USB and install Windows, but not have Windows working on a USB stick or drive.

That was what i ment to say.

If i am wrong correct me please.

thanks

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps

whs

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
Jimbo and others you lost me here.

In my opinion one CANNOT install Windows on a USB stick.Sure you can boot from a USB stick, you can boot from USB and install Windows, but not have Windows working on a USB stick or drive.

That was what i ment to say.

If i am wrong correct me please.

thanks

Jeff

Of course you can install Windows on a USB stick. All you need is a seperate product key. See here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5349-windows-8-go-setup-usb-flash-drive-usb-disk.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

fafhrd

Active Member
Pro User
Jeff, see http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5349-windows-8-go-setup-usb-flash-drive-usb-disk.html?ltr=W Strictly, it is supposed to be Enterprise only, and then for those Enterprises with Software Assurance that requires volume licensing, I think, for these portable installations. Here's the Microsoft Technet Wiki on the subject. Windows To Go Step by Step (en-US) - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

Crex - Welcome to Eightforums! - with the ASUS Zenbook problem. You would do best to start your own thread, rather than continuing an old thread which does not really relate to your problem.

Explore the BIOS - there are possibly options to enable legacy USB support, and to add more boot device options - The USB stick may need to be inserted so that the bios can recognise it. The other external bootable ROM may also need to be enabled first too.
Sadly, the ASUS support pages for the UX32VD are corrupted and do not work.

Searching google on "ux32vd manual" suggests that pressing F9 when booting up will start the factory recovery program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

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