Rebuild Asus E403S laptop  

  1. Posts : 428
    w10 1803

    Rebuild Asus E403S laptop

    I have a Asus E403S laptop which just has a small SSD in it. I want to do a fresh W10 install but can't figure out what the best way is as I can't seem to boot off the a USB to install W10.
    When I got into the bios I couldn't see an option to boot off USB hence why I'm stuck.

    Help pls

    TIA Bart
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  2. Posts : 29,737
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2


    Create USB key using Media Creator and please shut off Fast Boot in BIOS.

    F12 should be your boot menu key.

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  3. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter

    I have a usb key created but when in bios I don't see a boot option for USB???

    Remind me how I get into bios on a Asus as it was a pain when I tried?
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  4. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro

    Thew screen will show you which key to push.

    Del, F12 etc

    But you don`t need to go into the Bios, just bring up the one time boot menu, usually F8

    If your usb stick doesn`t show up on the list, either it wasn`t created properly or your device can`t boot from a usb stick, as you already mentioned.
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  5. Posts : 29,737
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    My bad I gave you Toshiba.

    Your BIOS is F2


    Reference page 68 and 69.
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  6. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter

    Aarrghh I hate bios

    No matter whether I'm pressing f2 or f8 I can't get into the damn bios to turn off fast boot
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  7. Posts : 29,737
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2

    As soon as it powers on tap F2 multiple times, say a second apart.

    You could go to command prompt

    Shutdown /r /fw

    which works on some devices.
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  8. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter

    Managed to get into bios by holding down f2 as it booted.

    Disabled fast boot

    As I had a usb stick in the laptop it recognized this as an option and eventually I managed to set this as Boot Option 1...

    ......its now copying the files to create the w10 install finally
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  9. Posts : 14,021
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848

    You can have a problem setting USB as the first boot device. When installing, after it loads the needed files on the hard drive then reboots, it expects to boot from the hard drive but if the flash drive is still in it will boot from there and you start the install process over again.

    If this happens, exit the install then remove the flash drive as soon as the reboot starts and it should boot from the hard drive. Once that happens re-insert the flash drive in case it's needed later on during the install process.
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  10. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro

    Yes, there is no reason to set a usb stick as 1st boot in the Bios.

    Just bring up the boot menu and choose the usb stick 1 time that`s it.
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