Boot from USB? 500t

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  1. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I was just experimenting and see the BIOS doesn't have many options, there is no option to boot from USB. I'd like to see if I can get a Hackintosh running on the 500t, would be kind of fun.

    Anyone know if there is an option to boot from USB?
     
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    pcm2a Pen Pal - Newbie

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    On mine I can swipe from the right and pick settings. Under one of the menus is an option for an advanced restart. It says it is for booting from USB or DVD.
     
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    I have the same option
     
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    I have the same option but I can't get it to work. Another thread indicated a method but whether I use the option under settings or go directly into the BIOS the machine will not boot from the USB. I can see it in the BIOS options but it won't allow me to pick it and boot. I am trying to go back to Windows 7 because apparently a piece of software that I need absolutely will not install on Windows 8 or 8 pro.

    All suggestions welcome.

    Brian
     
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    I don't think you can, but if you do try, you should use a USB CDROM drive and you need to use a 32 Bit version of Windows 7, Processor wont support 64 Bit.
     
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    All indications are that the machine can boot from usb. If you hold the up volume rocker and power on it takes you to the bios. Move over to security and turn off the secure boot. Once that is done it will recognized my thumbdrive. I can see it under "boot override" below "Windows boot manager" it says "UEFI: SanDisk" but if I hit Enter to select it it just refreshes the screen. When highlighting "windows boot manager" and hitting enter it gives the option to save and exit and then boots up from the main drive.

    I made a bootable FAT32 Windows 7 USB drive but it simply won't take it.

    Brian
     
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    Just started working with the system yesterday. I am having the exact same trouble. I am trying to ghost the drive but i can't boot from USB have. I have norton ghost on it. It works with my xp/win 7 and also worked with a win 8 samsung laptop. Here I cannot change the boot order so that the USB is the first one. Stuck at the moment.
     
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    So went to MS store. Nobody there knows any better. Most don't even know BIOS. Please update if anybody is able to boot from USB.

    If anybody has been able to change the boot order also in BIOS please let us know.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
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    I need that too... I tried with a Win8 Bootusb pen, Linux usb pen and nothing...
    I have to try with boot cd.
     
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    I can confirm that I successfully booted from a Windows 8 install CD. Was not able to boot from anything else.
     

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