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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.





USB Drive - Boot from on Surface OPTION ONE USB Drive - Boot from on Surface
Boot from USB Drive within Windows 8.1 or 8.1 RT on Surface





USB Drive - Boot from on Surface OPTION TWO USB Drive - Boot from on Surface
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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