Boot Windows 10 on Dell Laptop from USB


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Boot Windows 10 on Dell Laptop from USB


    How can I boot my Dell Studio 1749 Laptop from either a USB or External HP CD/DVD drive in order to bypass a disabled internal CD/DVD (with stuck disk)?
    And how do I create the USB Boot Drive?

    The F12 boot options freeze up trying to boot my repair disk in external dvd.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H1 Build 19043.1110
       #2

    Hello and welcome! :)

    Look at the following tutorials for guidance:

    This one will show you how to create a USB drive that can be used for installation and repair:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    This one shows you how to boot from the USB drive:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    i need help in selecting the best option provided. I don't want to install win 10 as it is running OK now.
    But I am not able to boot from either a external DVD or a USB as the F12 options try to boot from the disabled internal DVD (with a stucked disk that I can't remove). Please help as I want to be able to run a Repair DVD if needed.
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  4. Vladimir's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       #4

    I think it may be a BIOS configuration question
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  5. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 5,113
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H1 Build 19043.1110
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    edfinigan said:
    i need help in selecting the best option provided. I don't want to install win 10 as it is running OK now.
    But I am not able to boot from either a external DVD or a USB as the F12 options try to boot from the disabled internal DVD (with a stucked disk that I can't remove). Please help as I want to be able to run a Repair DVD if needed.
    It will be option 2 of the second tutorial I posted. In your case when you press F12 the USB device should show up in the options. Note that you may need to turn off Secure boot in your Bios before a USB drive will work.
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #6

    There should be a pin hole in the DVD trays cover. Push a paper clip in there, with the laptop off, and it will open the tray enough that you can pull it open and remove the disk. If it's really jammed up, remove the drive and disassemble it. It's usually just one screw to remove on the bottom of the laptop, and then you pull the drive out.
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  7. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 5,113
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H1 Build 19043.1110
       #7

    Hello edfinigan,

    If you were simply looking for a USB recovery drive, this tutorial shows you how:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       #8

    Edfinigan:

    1. The first one to try is to the paper clip through the hole to eject the disc as Alphanumeric posted.
    2. Try to follow the Dell Article:
    http://www.dell.com/support/Article/...ot-Eject-Discs

    3. Physically remove the DVD drive using the Optical drive removal section:

    http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/al...nual_en-us.pdf

    Good luck!
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