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I Want to BOOT from A USB FlashDrive , but my BIOS wont Let Me :(


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Charliee03

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I need to boot my PC through a USB Flashdrive to access a program (when the program was applied it was written to be a bootable disk) but I dont think my BIOS supports USB booting, What Can I Do/Upgrade so that I CAN boot through my USB?

The PC I'm runnning is

HP Pavilion a1312n
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Neil Jones

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If the BIOS does not support booting from USB, there's generally not a lot you can do about it. Branded computers like HP generally remove features like these because the customer base who buy those sort of computers generally have no need to boot from USB, for example.
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I think there's a new version of SmartBootManager that fits on a floppy and will let you boot from USB. In any case there are floppy disks that will let you boot from USB for various types of devices, but you would find SBM to be the easiest to use. Unfortunately I don't have a link for it, but if you Google;

smartbootmanager +download

you could find one.
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