Ask questions. Help others.
The HP Community is here for you.
Post new question
Question
Reply
 
Note on archived topics.
This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here, or click on "Post new question" above and select the appropriate board.
Tutor
Posts: 19
Member Since: ‎10-15-2010
Message 1 of 3 (24,975 Views)
Accepted Solution

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

0
Accepted Solution

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.

View solution in context
Provost
Posts: 25,870
Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
Message 2 of 3 (24,969 Views)

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.

Tutor
Posts: 19
Member Since: ‎10-15-2010
Message 3 of 3 (24,960 Views)

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

thanks for the help!!! it works great
thanks
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation