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How to Boot Lenovo Laptop from USB Windows 11/10 [Full Guide]

How to boot Lenovo laptop from USB? This passage will provide a detailed guide to this problem. You will know how to prepare for the bootable USB and the tutorial to burn ISO and change the boot order in BIOS on Lenovo laptop.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Boot from USB on Lenovo laptop can solve many problems.
  • This guide will provide detailed information to make Lenovo boot from USB.

With high computing performance and good quality, Lenovo has become a major force in business laptops and desktops. This article will provide a quick solution if you want to boot Windows from USB or reinstall the OS on your contact laptop. EaseUS will show you detailed steps on how to boot Lenovo laptop from USB:

⏱️Duration 5-7 Minutes (Step-by-step Tutorial)
💻Applies to Get the Lenovo laptop to boot from USB on Windows 11/10/8/7
⛏️ Tools


✔️Windows ISO files

✔️Lenovo laptop or desktop

🖌️ Stages

1️⃣Preparations to Boot Lenovo Laptop from USB

2️⃣Stage 1. Create a Bootable USB for Lenovo Laptop

3️⃣Stage 2. Change the Lenovo laptop Boot Order

🔍Required Software USB creators and ISO burner - EaseUS Partition Master

Many users are very concerned about booting their laptops from USB. Here is a real case from Reddit:

Anyway, it seems like I had a virus that pretty much corrupted my OS, or the OS itself did it. So I'd need a guide on what to press when to get into the boot menu and to boot from the USB, which I will insert into the laptop.

System corruption, hard drive failure, and other critical factors can prevent you from properly booting your Lenovo laptop or PC. Don't worry; you will follow this guide to boot your Lenovo laptop from the USB.

Preparations to Boot Lenovo Laptop from USB

To boot Lenovo Laptop from USB, you need to make the USB bootable and have the operating system inside the USB. To do this, you need to do the following to create a bootable USB and boot your Windows system or other utility from the USB:

💡Download the ISO file for Windows

  • Windows 10: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
  • Windows 11: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11

💡Prepare the USB

The USB drive should have at least 16GB visible available, and it needs to be formatted as FAT32:

  • Hold down Windows+R and type diskmgmt.msc in the Run window.
  • Right-click on the target USB drive and select Format.
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💡Download Bootable USB creator and ISO burner

Windows does not provide a tool to create a bootable USB, so you need to download a professional tool - EaseUS Partition Master Free

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This tool is designed for Lenovo laptops to burn Windows ISO files. It simplifies the process of creating bootable USB. This tool can support Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista.

Steps to Boot Lenovo Laptop from USB

After doing the above preparations, read on to get your Lenovo Laptop to boot from USB. We provide a variety of detailed solutions to boot Lenovo computers from USB for different user needs:

Situation 1. Run the Operating System

If you just want to run a Windows OS from USB, you have several options: clone the OS to an external drive, burn a Windows ISO to USB, or use other tools to create a bootable USB.

Read more: Create Windows 10 Bootable USB

Situation 2. Fix Boot Error

If your computer has startup errors, such as a Windows blue screen, you may want to boot your computer from USB to fix the error. You can reinstall the operating system or fix most boot issues using an ISO file.

We will give a detailed solution next.

Stage 1. Create a Bootable USB for Lenovo Laptop

Before using EaseUS Partition Master, make sure you have downloaded the correct ISO file. Then, use the tool to create the bootable USB and burn the ISO file. Even if you are newcomers, you can burn ISO to USB easily and quickly.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and go to the Bootable Media section. Click "Burn ISO" and click "Next".

Select burn iso

Step 2. Select the ISO image that you have downloaded on your PC, and click "Open".

Select burn iso

Step 3. Click "Next" and select the target USB as destination and click "Burn" to execute the operation.

EaseUS Partition Master is a trustworthy free ISO burner. After you finish burning the ISO file, you can use the burned USB to install Windows and boot your Lenovo laptop from USB.

If you want a more accurate way to fix boot problems, you can create bootable USBs with EaseUS Partition Master and then enter the Win-PE environment to check the status of the hard disk, fix the problem, etc.

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Stage 2. Change the Lenovo laptop Boot Order

After setting up the USB, you need to change the boot order. Before booting from the USB drive, disabling Secure Boot is the first step:

  • Enter BIOS (recommended way to enter BIOS-ideapad). (Read this article to learn more about the Lenovo Boot Menu Key.)
  • Press F9 ( Fn+F9 ) to load the optimization defaults and select Disabled under Secure Boot.

disable secure boot

This method works for Lenovo 2020 or newer devices. For 2019 or earlier devices, please check the solution in Lenovo Support Center.

Then change the boot sequence in the BIOS as follows:

  • Insert a bootable USB disk.
  • Reboot the PC and access the boot menu via F12 ( Fn+F12 ) during boot.
  • Press and hold Enter to select the desired boot device.

change the boot order

You can also allow the PC to boot into boot mode via the Novo button and choose to boot from the USB disk under Boot Menu.

After changing the boot order, your Lenovo laptop will automatically boot from USB. If you are familiar with this process, you can also Boot Raspberry Pi From USB and boot from USB on HP laptop.


There is no doubt that Lenovo laptops make our work and life easier and more convenient. However, you may be unable to boot your Lenovo laptop properly due to other reasons, or your Lenovo laptop may be stuck in boot loop. This article details how to create a bootable USB and burn the ISO file to the corresponding USB drive to boot your Lenovo computer from USB.

If this tutorial is helpful to you, please don't forget to share the article to help more users.


FAQs About How to Boot Lenovo Laptop from USB

Understanding how to get Lenovo Laptop to boot from USB can bring a lot of convenience. Here, I list some other related questions; if you encounter them, please read on.

1. How to fix a Lenovo laptop that won't boot from USB on Windows?

The bootable USB drive is not made correctly, or the computer is affected by Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) may cause Lenovo laptop won't boot from USB. For this, you have two solutions:

Solution 1. Remove Lenovo Service Engine

Step 1. Open Settings, select System , and make a note of the system type.

Step 2. Navigate to Lenovo Security Advisory and select the date.

Step 3. Locate the Lenovo LSE Windows Disabler Tool, download, and open it.

Solution 2. Create the bootable media correctly

Step 1. Create the bootable USB using MediaCreationTool or a third-party tool.

Step 2. Select the bootable CD type.

Step 3. Insert the bootable USB into your Lenovo computer and enter BIOS. Select the bootable USB drive and press Enter to make Lenovo boot from USB.

2. How to fix the Lenovo boot menu not working?

Press F1/F2/F9/F10/F11/F12 keys to enter the boot menu at boot time. Or you can use Novo to enter BISO if these keys don't work. In addition, users can also use Lenovo Diagnostics to test their hard drives. If the drive has a problem, users may need to replace it with a new one.

3. What is the Lenovo BIOS key?

Accessing the BIOS may take several attempts. Please repeatedly press F2 or (Fn+F2) after turning on your PC. Besides, you can also access the BIOS via the function keys: restart the System and click F1 when the Lenovo logo displays, or press F1 5–10 times as soon as you press the power on button.

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