You can press the f2 or f12 key to enter most of the boot menu of dell laptops and desktops. In this case you may have to.
The following article provides step by step information on creating install media insert the media into a usb port or a dvd drive depending on the format you are.
Boot usb dell laptop. I know i can single boot using f12 and choose to boot from a usb but one day i may need to boot direct from a usb without having access to f12. F12 on the dell logo you will see one time boot menu select the device which you have connected usb hard drive flash drive make sure you have already installed the os in that drive earlier. How to boot from usb on a dell inspiron xps.
First and foremost turn off your. Insert the usb stick into a usb port and start or restart computer. At the boot menu select the device under uefi boot that matches your media type usb or dvd 4.
The pc will start the dell recovery restore software on your usb drive. Select your keyboard language. Insert the recovery media into a usb port and then power off system.
Set dell laptop or computer boot from usb drive. So i want to change the boot order to enable me to automatically boot from a usb first if one is present. When boot option menu appears choose usb stick to boot from.
Method ii you will need either windows 10 startup media or windows 10 bootable install media for this method the following article. On the recovery restore. I can press esc while booting and select f12 to get to the boot menu but nothing i try seems to enable one to boot from my usb.
When f12 boot menu appears in the upper right corner of the screen press f12. Power on system quickly start tapping the f12 key continuously until you see preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. Hardware failure ransomware attack etc i can create the media.
How do i boot using this. Sometimes the above method will not display the usb drive as a bootable option. I have a copy of acronis backup and recovery software and would like to use this to recover in case something bad happens i e.
The basic and the simplest way is f12 whenever you want to boot through a external source os. You don t need to change anything and the next time you boot the normal boot priority will be used. I have a dell inspiron 3521 laptop.
To boot from dell recovery repair usb drive when the dell logo appears tap f12 on the keyboard several times to enter the system setup screen. How to enter the dell boot menu now let s see how to enter the dell boot menu. However the dell boot menu key as well as the bios key for some older dell computers maybe ctrl alt enter del fn esc fn f1.
Make sure and select the uefi version if you are running a uefi configuration. Booting from a usb flash drive inspiron the way to boot a device on a temporary basis is using the f12 key during boot and use the boot device menu. Select the usb storage device and press enter.
This method uses f12 to open the boot screen and select usb boot.