Asus USB 3.0 Boot

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    Asus USB 3.0 Boot


    I'm working with another member and trying to find the correct method to boot the laptop from a 3.0 thumb. The laptop is an Asus ASUS ZenBook UX31E | Notebooks | ASUS USA


    I'm trying to avoid altering the boot order in the BIOS, just want to do a "One Time" boot from thumb. I've downloaded the manual for the laptop, but can't find the method. I was hoping for something common, like holding down the Volume button while power on, or something like that.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks, TC
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    ASUS boot menu is "usually" hold/mash/tap "F8" on boot
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    aramil said:
    ASUS boot menu is "usually" hold/mash/tap "F8" on boot
    The old rapid-tap-tap-tap! And gives you the boot options menu? Choose device?
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    f14tomcat said:
    The old rapid-tap-tap-tap! And gives you the boot options menu? Choose device?
    yeah, hdd/usb/cd-rom etc (also efi/legacy)
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    TC, this should help you.
    It does involve going into the BIOS but I think it is easy to do.

    How to enable boot from USB drive in BIOS ASUS Zenbook | TechNotesDesk
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    One thing to consider is the BIOS has support for USB 2.0 but frequently one needs the OS installed to get drivers for USB 3.0. If that's the case would have to use the USB 2.0 port. Some USB devices aren't forward compatible with USB 3.0, I have a few Thumb drives that won't work on USB 3.0.
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    aramil said:
    yeah, hdd/usb/cd-rom etc (also efi/legacy)
    COMPUTIAC said:
    TC, this should help you.
    It does involve going into the BIOS but I think it is easy to do.

    How to enable boot from USB drive in BIOS ASUS Zenbook | TechNotesDesk
    Aramil, Thanks. That looks like a quick one-time without altering boot order. Bob, yours is ideal going forward, but you know the history a bit, and I'll need to be very careful.

    Thanks to both!! TC
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    Your welcome.
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    Berton said:
    One thing to consider is the BIOS has support for USB 2.0 but frequently one needs the OS installed to get drivers for USB 3.0. If that's the case would have to use the USB 2.0 port. Some USB devices aren't forward compatible with USB 3.0, I have a few Thumb drives that won't work on USB 3.0.
    Thanks Berton, but the thumb, Macrium Rescue, was already created on the laptop in question, USB 3.0, so I have to assume it supports USB 3.0. Both ports are "blue".
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