Windows 10: Asus USB 3.0 Boot


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       29 Jun 2016 #1

    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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  2.    29 Jun 2016 #2

    ASUS boot menu is "usually" hold/mash/tap "F8" on boot
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       29 Jun 2016 #3

    aramil said: View Post
    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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  4.    29 Jun 2016 #4

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    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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  5.    29 Jun 2016 #5

    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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       29 Jun 2016 #6

    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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       29 Jun 2016 #7

    aramil said: View Post
    yeah, hdd/usb/cd-rom etc (also efi/legacy)
    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    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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  8.    29 Jun 2016 #8

    Your welcome.
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       29 Jun 2016 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    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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