Needing Visual Support throughout USB Boot


  1. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Home
       #1

    Needing Visual Support throughout USB Boot


    I am running WIN 10 Home on a Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop with "A BUSTED SCREEN". Now upgrading to WIN 10PRO I am Booting from USB Drive and can't see.
    Can any1 guide me through USB Boot from Win10 on Lenovo Ideapad 330?
    P.S. I have been using my projector as a visual Source but from boot No visual.
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #2

    Welcome to TenForums!

    Since you are booting from USB and not performing an upgrade from within Windows, would I be correct in assuming that you are performing a completely new installation rather than an upgrade?

    If it is your intention to upgrade, why not start that from within Windows?

    If you do intend to perform a clean install, have you considered creating an Answer File for Unattended Install? This way, you would not need to see see / respond to anything during installation.

    Use this article as a starting point, but if you decide to go that route, let me know and I can provide some additional guidance...

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm using an iso file mounted on a usb3.0 External HD.


    iso file was mounted on an external hd w/ usb 3.0 and i think it requires me to boot directly to usb to .exe file. From there I follow some simple installation instructions. I just need guidence to and threw the initial usb booting stage. then i have the rest memorized,

    hsehestedt said:
    Welcome to TenForums!

    Since you are booting from USB and not performing an upgrade from within Windows, would I be correct in assuming that you are performing a completely new installation ratndeternalher than an upgrade?

    If it is your intention to upgrade, why not start that from within Windows?

    If you do intend to perform a clean install, have you considered creating an Answer File for Unattended Install? This way, you would not need to see see / respond to anything during installation.

    Use this article as a starting point, but if you decide to go that route, let me know and I can provide some additional guidance...

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #4

    Connect an external Monitor for the install.
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  5. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.928
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    Ztruker said:
    Connect an external Monitor for the install.
    Does a projector (post 1) count as an external monitor?
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  6. Golden's Avatar
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    bobkn said:
    Does a projector (post 1) count as an external monitor?
    I think projectors are only initialised post-Bios/uEFI, after Windows has loaded. If I understand correctly the OP needs to see the Bios/uEFI in order to select the USB drive to boot from. Does that sound right?

    If so, then an external monitor is required as per Ztruker's suggestion.
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  7. Posts : 264
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    Golden said:
    I think projectors are only initialised post-Bios/uEFI, after Windows has loaded. If I understand correctly the OP needs to see the Bios/uEFI in order to select the USB drive to boot from. Does that sound right?

    If so, then an external monitor is required as per Ztruker's suggestion.
    mine works in the BIOS. It is just another LCD. The best way is to try it.
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    A projector does use the same port on a Notebook [usually VGA] as an external monitor would. Whether the HDMI or DisplayPort works the same I've never had opportunity to check.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #9

    The best on hand i can do would be my projector threw HDMI or maybe my Flat screen HDMI .. however I dont recall it working that way when I updated from win7 to 10 last time I tried. I had to use a friends Lenovo to blindly navigate each keystroke through bios as they had same format

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    Correct sir Bobkn and at Ztruckers suggestion.
    Last edited by Barman58; 29 Feb 2020 at 08:15. Reason: Clean up ;)
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
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    Can you borrow a display with a HDMI port from a fried to try if the projector doesn't work?

    What good is a laptop with a broken display? DO you normally use it connected to a TV via HDMI? If not, how do you use it?
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