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How to Boot Windows 8 Laptop from USB

This post shows you how to boot Windows 8 laptop from USB by simple and easy way.

Because of UEFI bios, you may fail to set your laptop to boot from USB flash drive or CD. If so, you can try the following way to set your Windows 8 laptop to boot from USB drive.

Step 1: Insert an USB flash drive to your laptop.

Step 2: Power on or restart your computer. When Vendor logo (The first text or image screen ) appears, press BOOT MENU KEY  to boot your computer to Boot Menu.

Step 3: Choose the USB flash drive and then press enter to boot the laptop from it. Tips: The USB drive may be shown as USB model name (such as Kington USB Disk Pro or SanDisk Cruzer Blade ), select USB-HDD or Removable drive on boot device menu.

BOOT MENU KEY for various desktop computers and laptops:

Mainboard Vendor Laptop Desktop computer
Brand Boot Keys Brand Boot Keys Brand Boot Keys
Asus F8 Lenovo F12 Lenovo F12
Gigabyte F12 Acer F12 HP F12
MSI F11 Asus ESC Acer F12
Biostar F9 HP F9 Dell ESC
Soyo ESC or F12 Thinkpad F12 Hasee F12
Colorful ESC or F11 Dell F12 Asus F8
Asrock F11 Hasee F12 Founder F12
Onda F11 Toshiba F12 Tsinghua Tongfang F12
UNIKA ESC Samsung F12 Haier F12
ASL F10 IBM F12 Benq F8
Intel F12 Fujitsu F12
Foxconn ESC or F12 Haier F12
Gamen F11 or F12 Founder F12
Topstar F11 or F12 Tsinghua Tongfang F12
Yeston F8 MSI F11
CTHIM F12 Benq F9
Jetway ESC Gigabyte F12
Elite ESC or F11 Gateway F12
Maxsun ESC eMachines F12
Sony ESC


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