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ajbrehm
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How do I boot from a USB stick?

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HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF
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I cannot for the life of me get my EliteDesk computer to boot off a USB stick. The USB stick is bootable, I tried it in a VM, My (HP) laptop also boots off it.

 

I tried pressing esc to get a boot menu but the USB stick does not appear in the list, not does "USB" appear in the list.

 

I tried pressing F10 and switch off SecureBoot, but apparently that merely disables the keyboard. (I had to re-attach the original HP keyboard directly to the computer to type four numbers and get my computer back after I tried that.)

 

I also tried setting a boot delay of 60 seconds because I thought that would display a boot menu. But it really did just delay the boot process by 60 seconds...

 

Now I am at a loss. I have no idea how to get this PC to boot from my USB stick.

 

Any ideas?

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Uli_vom_Karmel
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Grüezi @ajbrehm ,

if your PC does run in UEFI Mode, you might try to build a bootable USB drive using Rufus. In Rufus choose the Partition Scheme GPT
Once the Boot drive is ready, put it in the PC and power it on. 

Grüße 

Uli

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ajbrehm
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Hiya,

 

You are solving the wrong problem. I have a bootable USB drive. I did power on (and reboot) the PC. The problem is, it doesn't boot off the USB stick and I don't know how to get it to boot off the USB stick. The USB stick does not appear in the boot menu and the PC simply boots the installed Windows.

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And it might not appear in the menue, because of the wrong partition scheme. 

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I don't think the partition scheme is wrong. It does boot a Parallels VM on a Mac and my HP laptop.

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