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Change Boot Priority Samsung RV515


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#1 mrag

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:00 PM

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive. My search efforts have only gotten me more confused. One source said it was "simple." Just change to "Fast Boot" in the BIOS. Guess what I couldn't find in the BIOS-Fast Boot. With apologies, here is a combined screen shot of the BIOS. Could someone carefully and patiently explain what I need do? TIA

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:25 PM

Did this computer originally have Windows 8? If not you will not have Fastboot or SecureBoot, at least that is how it looks on your BIOS. Under the Boot Menu, #4 and #2 should be switched so the USB key is one under the CD drive and above the hard drive. You also have UEFI disabled so I am assuming you have a MBR disk and not a GPT disk.

 

Attach the flash drive to the computer. Boot up and tap the F10 key. You should get a menu listing which boot device you want to boot from. Select your Flash Drive.



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:07 PM

Bingo! That works. The F10 didn't offer the boot option, but that could have been me not tapping soon enough. I'll try again tomorrow. I wanted the USB boot to play with Ubuntu Live versions and also if I ever wanted to reinstall Windows so F10 is not critical for my needs..

 

I help(?) a non profit group out now and again and people donate pc's to them. I'm more a draftee than knowledgeable volunteer. This laptop I think is only a year or two old and never had Windows 8. The gentleman that owned got it mostly to play chess on-line. I only read something about UEFI tonight so really can't comment. Thanks so much for the help.






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