CONFIGURE BIOS to boot from USB  Step by Step ▷ 2020

The years have advanced as has technology. Gone are the days when operating systems or software had to only be installed through the use of CD / DVD, now you can simply create a bootable partition on a USB Flash drive and be able to use it anytime you need it.

If your system has crashed or is simply no longer able to start in an ideal way, the solution is to use the knowledge that you are going to acquire today, to know how to change the boot source to a flash drive (USB), and in this way to be able to enjoy your PC with a normal boot, by means of an added pendrive.

Knowing how to configure the BIOS is an easy task, although many tell you otherwise. Having this knowledge helps you in the present and in the future, since despite being knowledge with a simple application it has great importance in the world of computing. For that reason Today we will explain in a clear way how to do it, you will also understand what a BIO is and the types that exist.

How to enter BIOS to boot the PC from USB?

enter BIOS

Know how to configure your computer so that it can boot from a pendrive, will allow you to start from an operating system which is stored on the removable device. This will go a long way when you need to troubleshoot some computer problems. or you need to access the hard drive without having to enter the main operating system.

In order to boot your computer in this way, you will need the motherboard and BIOS to support booting through. If so, all you have to do is you configure the BIOS. The latter is a process that requires certain technical knowledge, but we will teach you step by step shortly.

What does SETUP mean and what is the BIOS of a computer?

What does SETUP mean and what is the BIOS of a computer?

It can be defined SETUP as the interface to be able to manually adjust various parameters of the Basic Imput. It consists of several tabs and you can only scroll through them with the use of the keyboard (not the mouse). In each of the tabs you can find different information or parameters which you can adjust.

Many define the BIOS as the system or program that resides in an integrated circuit of the motherboard, something like a firmware of this. When you turn on the computer it charges RAM memory and then it detects and reviews all those devices that are connected.

When there is no error, This sends the orders to the CPU to give a normal start on the computer and load the operating system that it has. All of this happens, if each component works correctly, fractions of a second, like how long it takes for current to reach the bulb after you flip the switch.

When starting the system has a time interval, so you can access BIOS where you should take advantage of it to press the appropriate key. If nothing is pressed in this time interval, it continues with its boot process.

This key varies depending on the make and model of the computer. To find out which is corresponding to yours, simply you should look at the bottom of the screen just when the equipment manufacturer’s logo appears. Generally it is F2, but it can vary by Esc, Del and many others.

BIOS types

The meaning of BIOS derives from the initials of Bso C Input /ORutput System which means basic input and output system, this is a chip whose purpose is to be able to start a computer without using an external device. The most common types are:

BIOS types

  • ROM (Read Only Memory): this type of BIOS can only be recorded when the chip is made. As it is defined as non-volatile memory, the information or data contained in it are not susceptible to alteration.
  • EPFROM (Erasable Progammable Read-Only Memory) and EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory): Memories of these types are rewritable, and can be programmed with electrical impulses. The content that it maintains is removable through exposure to ultraviolet lights.
  • FLASH BIOS: This flash memory is one of the most used today. This class of memory is included in the category of the most volatile. It has the ability to be re-recorded, without the need for an erasure device. Normally, it is possible to update it permanently and very easily.
  • Other BIOS Classes: Currently there are certain types of latest generation BIOS that are called PnP (which stands for Plug and Play), BIOS or PnP adware BIOS, which has the ability to recognize an external device, assigning it the resources that are considered necessary for its proper functioning.

Steps to configure the BIOS of your computer and boot from a USB pendrive

We will leave you a very simple guide for you to learn how to start your computers through USB. You have to bear in mind that the configuration screens (BIOS) are not the same on each computer, for this reason You will not be able to find the same options on your computer as in the images that you will see later..

Connect USB

To start you must first connect the USB with the program and then restart your PC. Press the enabled key to enter BIOS. In our case, the key is Esc but we recommend that you consult the brand of your computer in order to know which key you should press.

insert USB

Locate the Boot options

When accessing the configuration, you will locate the BOOT option and you will begin to configure the boot order of Basic Imput. Then you will have to look for an option called Boot Priority.

You will have to select this option with the help of the keyboard and press the Enter key. We were presented with the option as Hard Drive BBS Priorities (the name depends on the manufacturer).

configure bios hard drive bbs priorities

You will probably find boot option # 1 and boot option # 2. You will press Enter in boot option 1 as the image below shows.

Choose the USB

  • It will open a menu where you can choose between your computer’s hard drive and the USB device. With the help of the keyboard you can select it and then hit Enter.

choose USB

  • After selecting the pendrive, it should be set as the first option Boot Option.

Boot option 1

Save all changes, pressing the F10 key and then hitting Enter to commit all changes. After doing this, the computer will start to start using the removable device that you have just configured, being able to enjoy a better start thanks to it and boost performance.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will surely be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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