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Windows RT unit set to automatically boot from USB


Nfinity

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 11 with Windows RT installed that I bought second hand. Whenever it is booted the unit will hang for a bit at the loading screen, display a screen with some version information and dates, THEN start the boot process from the HD. If plug a USB drive with restore media on it the unit will automatically boot to it without my having to hold the volume up+Windows button as is supposed to be necessary.

I am not sure how or why the computer was set up to automatically boot to USB. I can't find any way to edit the UEFI firmware settings, even in Recovery Mode, I'm not even sure if there is actually a way. I would like to turn this functionality off if possible, since it slows down the boot process considerably. I searched the internet quite a bit and am stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Kamrul08

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Try changing booting order in BIOS. 1st boot device HDD (not usb or removable disk).
 

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Brink

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caperjack

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If plug a USB drive with restore media on it the unit will automatically boot to it
I do believe it by design for a unit like yours ,especially when the usb device has recovery media on it ,I don't understand why you would have it plugged in unless you were wanting to recover the unit ?
 

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Nfinity

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Hello Nfinity, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Using the method in the tutorial below to disable automatically booting from a Windows To Go USB will also disable it for all USBs.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/53305-windows-go-startup-options-boot-usb.html

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
Thank you Brink. I found this before and attempted option 2, disabling via an elevated command prompt, but when I type the command I get the following error:

'pwlauncher' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Do all of these methods require a Windows To Go USB?
 

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caperjack

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Hello Nfinity, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Using the method in the tutorial below to disable automatically booting from a Windows To Go USB will also disable it for all USBs.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/53305-windows-go-startup-options-boot-usb.html

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
Thank you Brink. I found this before and attempted option 2, disabling via an elevated command prompt, but when I type the command I get the following error:

'pwlauncher' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Do all of these methods require a Windows To Go USB?
if you are typing the command ,try a copy and past the command , pwlauncher from the tutorial to the elevated command prompt,using the right click on mouse or touch pad
 

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    Radon hd5000 Series
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    onboard realtek hd
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    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
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Brink

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Thank you Brink. I found this before and attempted option 2, disabling via an elevated command prompt, but when I type the command I get the following error:

'pwlauncher' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Do all of these methods require a Windows To Go USB?
The command is for "Windows To Go", but is applied for all USBs, so it's not required.

See if what Jack posted above to copy and paste in an elevated command prompt may work better for you. :)
 

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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Nfinity

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Thank you Brink. I found this before and attempted option 2, disabling via an elevated command prompt, but when I type the command I get the following error:

'pwlauncher' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Do all of these methods require a Windows To Go USB?
The command is for "Windows To Go", but is applied for all USBs, so it's not required.

See if what Jack posted above to copy and paste in an elevated command prompt may work better for you. :)
Thanks to everyone. I won't have a chance tonight to do anything with the computer, but I plan on trying every suggestion in the tutorial you mentioned and reporting back. I appreciate the help from everyone so far.
 

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