Why isn't my computer booting from USB?

Computers certified for Windows 7 and Windows 8 are required to have support for USB boot. Check to see if any of the following items apply to your situation:
  1. Ensure that your computer has the latest BIOS installed and the BIOS is configured to boot from a USB device.
  2. Ensure that the Windows To Go drive is connected directly to a USB port on the computer. Many computers don’t support booting from a device connected to a USB 3 PCI add-on card or external USB hubs.
  3. If the computer is not booting from a USB 3.0 port, try to boot from a USB 2.0 port.
  4. Some computer's BIOS have problems with booting USB drives larger than 32/128GiB. That means on these computer, the system partition and boot partition can't span beyond the 32/128GiB boundary.
If none of these items enable the computer to boot from USB, contact the hardware manufacturer for additional support.

 



















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