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how to get computer to boot from a usb stick?

I am using windows defender offline. it needs to have the computer boot from the usb stick. how do I get the computer set to do this?

my computer is a HP Pavilion e9100z.

thanks for any help

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Re: how to get computer to boot from a usb stick?

Hi,

 

Let's establish if your PC can even boot from USB devices.  Plug in the USB stick and power on your PC.  When you get to the HP Splash screen, then start tapping the ESC key to bring up a boot selection menu. If you don't see the USB device then your PC doesn't support booting from a USB device.

 

If your PC does supporting booting from a USB device then read this MS posted article.

 

You still have the option of booting Windows Defender from a CD or DVD.

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Re: how to get computer to boot from a usb stick?

Hi,

 

Let's establish if your PC can even boot from USB devices.  Plug in the USB stick and power on your PC.  When you get to the HP Splash screen, then start tapping the ESC key to bring up a boot selection menu. If you don't see the USB device then your PC doesn't support booting from a USB device.

 

If your PC does supporting booting from a USB device then read this MS posted article.

 

You still have the option of booting Windows Defender from a CD or DVD.

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Re: how to get computer to boot from a usb stick?

thanks for the help!!! it works great
thanks
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