Solving possible problems
Alas, the boot process from a USB flash drive on an ASUS laptop is far from always successful. Let’s analyze the most common problems.
BIOS does not see a USB flash drive
Perhaps the most common problem with booting from a USB drive. We already have an article about this problem and its solutions, so first of all we recommend that you be guided by it. However, on some laptop models (for example, ASUS X55A) there are settings in the BIOS that must be disabled. This is done like this.
- We go into the BIOS. Go to the “Security” tab, go to the “Secure Boot Control” item and disable it by selecting “Disabled”.
To save the settings, press the F10 key and restart the laptop.
- Boot into BIOS again, but this time select the “Boot” tab. In it we find the “Launch CSM” option and enable it (the “Enabled” position). Press F10 again and restart the laptop. After THESE actions, the flash drive should be correctly recognized.
The second reason for the problem is typical for flash drives with recorded Windows 7. this is an incorrect partitioning scheme. For a long time, the MBR format was the main one, but with the release of Windows 8, GPT took the dominant position. To deal with the problem, they will overwrite your flash drive with the Rufus program, choosing in the “Scheme and type of system interface” option “MBR for computers with BIOS or UEFI”, and set the file system to “FAT32”.
The third reason is problems with the USB port or the flash drive itself. Check the connector first. Connect the drive to the second port. If a problem is observed, check the USB flash drive, inserted it into a known working connector on another device.
Booting ASUS laptops from a USB stick
In general terms, the algorithm repeats the method identical for all, but there are several nuances, which we will get acquainted with further.
- Of course, you need the bootable USB stick itself. The methods for creating such a drive are described below.
Read more: Instructions for creating a multiboot USB stick and a bootable USB stick with Windows and Ubuntu
Read more: BIOS setup on ASUS notebooks
In case there are problems, read below.
Booting from a USB stick on ASUS laptops
ASUS notebooks are popular for their quality and reliability. Devices from this manufacturer, like many others, support booting from external media such as flash drives. Today we will consider this procedure in detail with you, as well as get acquainted with possible problems and their solutions.
Touchpad and keyboard do not work while booting from a flash drive
This is a rare problem with newer notebooks. The solution is absurdly simple. Connect external control devices to free USB connectors.
As a result, we note that in most cases, the boot process from flash drives on ASUS laptops runs smoothly, and the problems mentioned above are rather an exception to the rule.
Format the disk and make the primary partition active
Connect a USB flash drive to the Service Computer.
Open Disk Management: Right-click Start and select Disk Management.
Format the partition: Right-click the USB storage partition and select Format. Select the FAT32 file system. To be able to boot a BIOS or UEFI based PC.
Make the partition active: Right-click the USB storage partition and select Mark partition as active.
If Mark a partition as active is not available, you can instead use diskpart to select the partition and Mark it as active.
Which DeX adapter is better?
Three available Samsung DeX adapters offer different benefits depending on where and how you use the platform.
The compact and compact DeX HDMI adapter makes it easy to connect your phone to a standard HDMI cable on your monitor. Since there are additional ports for connecting a USB keyboard and mouse, you will need to use Bluetooth peripherals. For longer work sessions, DeX Use Wireless Charger to recharge your battery.
The DeX cable is similar to a standard HDMI adapter, but is 1.4 meters long and plugs directly into your monitor. This is ideal if you plan to use the DeX mostly in one place and can leave the cable connected to the monitor. It is often used in corporate hot desktop scenarios where users walk in, connect their phone to the cable, and get to work.
A full-port DeX multiport adapter provides the ultimate in DeX flexibility. In addition to an HDMI port for connecting an HDMI cable to a monitor, you have a USB 3.0 port for connecting a keyboard or mouse, a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired internet, and a USB-C port for connecting a cable to charge your phone. Like a standard HDMI adapter, the Multiport adapter is also compact and easily carried in your .
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What displays work with DeX?
Wired DeX can work on almost any monitor or TV with an HDMI port, however supported resolutions and aspect ratios vary depending on the mobile device and adapter used. Once connected to your monitor or TV, open Settings and go to the DeX menu. There you will see the screen resolution supported by your setting. You may also need to change the settings on your monitor or TV so that Content does not overlap the edges of the screen, as described in the Getting Started Tips section above.
For Wireless DeX, most Smart TVs with Miracast will work, but Samsung Smart TVs released since 2019 provide the best experience.
How to start a laptop from a Samsung flash drive
Can DeX replace your computer?
Today’s smartphones have enough processing power to handle most workloads, but the limitations of small screens can make multitasking more difficult or more productive. Using Samsung DeX with a full-size monitor, keyboard and mouse removes the need for a laptop or desktop PC for good.
For individuals DeX. A great way to be more flexible. Instead of loading up your laptop to do your work at home, just plug your phone into your monitor and get started right away. You can run up to five applications at the same time and easily complete most tasks without the hassle.
For business owners and IT decision makers, DeX allows you to consolidate your IT investments and device management by using your smartphone as the primary computing device, giving your team access to corporate email and applications. Instantly available wherever they are. Instead of having a separate PC for each employee, you can deploy flexible workstations with a DeX cable, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, knowing that users can get in and start working in seconds.
Even companies that rely on legacy Windows applications that have mobile or web versions should consider DeX as an option. You can use a virtual desktop application such as VMware, Citrix, or Amazon WorkSpaces in DeX to get full working Windows desktop.
How to set up a workstation for Samsung DeX
Once you have the correct adapter or cable, follow these steps to connect your Galaxy smartphone to your monitor and start using DeX:
If you are using a DeX cable, connect it to the HDMI port of the monitor, those using an HDMI or Multiport adapter can simply plug a standard HDMI cable from the monitor to the adapter.
Connect your smartphone to the adapter via your phone’s USB-C port. You should see the Samsung DeX logo on your monitor when it boots up quickly.
Connect a keyboard and mouse or pair. If you are using a DeX cable or HDMI adapter, you will need to pair the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and search for peripheral devices; then follow the manufacturer’s instructions (which often involve pressing the Bluetooth button to make the keyboard or mouse “visible” to your phone). If you have a Multiport adapter, you have USB 3.0 connectivity. You can also use your phone as a touchpad instead of connecting a mouse; more on this below.
If you are using the Multiport adapter, you can also connect the phone charging cable to the adapter’s USB-C port, and the Ethernet cable. To the Internet connector. Those using a DeX cable or HDMI adapter can keep their phone charged by placing it in the wireless charger while using DeX.
Troubleshooting: Cannot Copy File
This can happen if the Windows image file size exceeds the FAT32 file size limit of 4 GB. When this happens:
Copy everything except the Windows image file (sources \ install.Wim) to the USB stick (either drag and drop or use this command where D: mounted ISO and E: USB stick).
Split Windows image file into smaller files and put smaller files on USB stick:
Note. Windows installer will automatically install from this file if you call it install.Swm.
Windows Installation Technical Reference
Booting a Samsung laptop from a USB stick
Then we go to the Boot section, we are interested in the “Secure Boot” option,
We also put it in the “Disabled” position and press “Enter”
There is a warning about the possibility of loading the laptop with an error.
We agree, press “Enter”. An additional parameter “OS Mode Selection” appears below,
We put it in the position “CMS OS” or “UEFI and Legacy OS”
And press “Enter”. Again, a warning appears about the possibility of loading the laptop with an error, “Enter”.
Save the changes we made in the BIOS, press “F10” on the keyboard. To the question “Save the changes made and Reboot?” press “Enter”. Yes.
The laptop reboots, press F10 and enter the boot menu, select the USB flash drive, the Samsung laptop is loaded from the USB flash drive.
If you can NOT get into the laptop’s boot menu, then you need to change the priority of the boot device directly in the BIOS. We enter the BIOS, go to the Boot section, then the Boot device Priority option,
Our flash drive should be here, Set it up as the first boot device, then press F10 (saving the changed settings) and reboot. After rebooting, your laptop will boot from the USB stick.
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What do you need
- Windows 10 install.Iso or DVD
- USB stick with at least 5 GB free space. This disk will be formatted, so make sure there are principal files on it.
- Technical PC. Windows PC that you will be using to format the USB drive
- Destination PC. PCs on which you install Windows on.
How to install Windows 7 on a netbook using a bootable USB drive
Recently I came across a Samsung netbook, which only came with DOS. So I’m here to talk about the How to Install Windows 7 on a Netbook Using a Bootable USB Drive. The procedure described below was tested on a Samsung N148 Plus netbook (NP-N148-DP03IN). This guide may also work for other Samsung and non-Samsung netbooks.
To install Windows 7 on a netbook. First you need to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick because netbooks do not have DVDs. Follow our guide to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick with ease Using “Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool”.
After successfully creating bootable media, carefully follow these steps:
Connect the USB stick to the netbook and make sure the netbook is charged.
Turn on the netbook and press the F2 key. When you see the Samsung logo on the screen.
You will now enter the BIOS of the netbook. Open Boot Options and then open Boot Device Priority with Enter.
Using the F5 / F6 keys, move the USB HDD to the 1st position as shown below. Use F10 to save BIOS settings.
This is all done so that the netbook boots from a USB drive.
When you reboot, the netbook will boot via the USB drive and the Windows 7 setup screen appears. Install Windows 7 (Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium recommended).
Pay attention to this point. There are only 5 steps, which are handled automatically when installing Windows 7. In a netbook, you have to replace the first boot device back to the netbook hard drive after rebooting it after completing the 4th step, i.e. installing updates
What to do when restarting the laptop after completing the 4th step (Installing updates).
Using the above steps, Move the ‘AHCI HDD “to the 1st position according to the priority of the boot device in the BIOS. When you restart, the “Install Windows” window and the 5th step will appear, i.e. Installation is complete, continue, please be patient and let the process complete!
After completing the last step, Windows will ask for a username and computer name. That’s it, you have successfully installed Windows 7 on your netbook.
Install drivers, software and updates to your netbook. After installing Windows, it’s time to install the drivers and software. Samsung provides a “system software” DVD that allows you to install device drivers and software, all unattended.
You can copy all contents of Samsung DVD to USB drive using PC, then open SoftwareMedia.Exe file. To install device software on netbook without DVD.
I hope you found this guide helpful. By posting your comments.
Why Boot a Windows Installation from USB?
If your spare PC has an optical drive or you run out of DVD, bootable USB stick. The best solution.
After all, USB storage is portable, and you can guarantee that it will work with any desktop and laptop. While some computers may not have a DVD drive, all have a USB port.
Also installs faster from USB. A USB drive can be made bootable faster than an optical drive; it also installs the operating system faster.
To install Windows 7 or Windows 10 from a USB drive, you will need a device with at least 8GB of storage. Before proceeding, make sure your USB drive has been formatted.
Install Windows on a new PC
Connect the USB stick to the new PC.
Turn on the computer and press the key that opens the boot device selection menu for the computer, such as Esc / F10 / F12. Select the option to boot PC from USB stick.
Windows Setup starts up. Follow the instructions to install Windows.
Booting a Samsung laptop from a USB stick
How does a Samsung laptop boot from a USB flash drive? These are very easy friends! On the latest Samsung laptops, there are several new BIOS options ( “Fast BIOS Mode” and “Secure Boot”), which are directly related to the ability to boot a laptop flash drive or disk. Samsung Corporation suddenly decided to protect the download of the new Windows 8 operating system from some kind of virus or from the laptop owners themselves, that’s what you like. Naturally, many users immediately had questions.
An acquaintance of mine wanted to boot a Samsung laptop from a bootable USB flash drive containing Acronis backup software to make a backup of Windows 8, but nothing came of it. Another decided to reinstall Windows 8 on Windows 7 and also got stuck at the very beginning, he simply did NOT find his USB flash drive anywhere, neither in the BIOS, nor in the laptop’s boot menus. After he tried five flash drives, he flew to me with bulging eyes and said that his new laptop could not be loaded either from a disk or from a flash drive. In short, I had to understand all this, and if you also got into the same situation, read our article.
Here’s how to create a bootable Windows installation USB drive starting with Windows ISO file or Windows installation DVD.
For new installations of Windows 10, we have a tool that will do it for you. Boot Windows 10 section.
How to install Windows 10 from a bootable USB drive
You need to install a fresh copy of Windows?
Booting Windows 10 (and Windows 7) from a USB stick is easy. Within minutes, you can have a fresh new version of Windows installed on your computer, laptop or media center.
Here’s everything you need to know about installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a bootable USB drive.