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Asus Laptop Boot Menu: Get Everything Clear to Boot Asus PC and Laptop (from USB)

Asus boot menu is where for operating system choosing what drive to boot from. This aticle is going to share different boot menu keys for different Asus desktop and laptop computers, and give instructions for how to boot Asus laptop from USB drive.

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Updated by Sherly on Oct 18, 2023
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Asus Boot Menu & Hot Keys for Asus Boot Menu

What is Boot Menu? As it is, Boot Menu (or Menu Booth) is related to the computer boot process, where you can change boot order (or, call it boot priority, boot sequence) to launch Windows. 

More specifically, Boot Menu is an extremely useful *BIOS option. With it, you can quickly configure the priority of device loading. The launch of the boot menu causes a small window, in which you can immediately install a USB flash drive (or DVD) to the first place, and the hard disk is on the second. (Then, you can boot ASUS laptop from USB). To enter the boot menu, usually you should enter BIOS in advance. However, if you know the computer/laptop model and the supported boot menu key, it's not necessary to go through opening the BIOS interface.

* BIOS - Short for Basic Input/Output System. The BIOS is a ROM chip found on motherboards that allows you to access and set up your computer system at the most basic level. You can treat BIOS as a set of computer instructions in firmware which control input and output operations.

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The boot menu key for each Asus motherboard is unique. What influences the boot menu key of Asus laptops and desktop computers greatly depends on the *models rather than the Windows version. It's the same rule to enter BIOS, which requires a BIOS key as well. We collected the hot keys for entering the boot menu and BIOS for the most prevalent Asus models.

*How to check the model of your Asus PC/laptop:
Boot into your computer > type dxdiag in the search box and open DirectX Diagnostic Tool > In this window, check the System model

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You must use a keyboard to enter the hot keys:

Type Models BIOS Key BIOS Key
Desktop / F8 F9
Laptop VivoBook f200ca, f202e, q200e, s200e, s400ca, s500ca, u38n, v500ca, v550ca, v551, x200ca, x202e, x550ca, z202e Esc Delete
Laptop N550JV, N750JV, N550LF, Rog g750jh, Rog g750jw, Rog g750jx Esc F2
Laptop Zenbook Infinity ux301, Infinity ux301la, Prime ux31a, Prime ux32vd, R509C, Taichi 21, Touch u500vz, Transformer Book TX300 Esc F2
Notebook k25f, k35e, k34u, k35u, k43u, k46cb, k52f, k53e, k55a, k60ij, k70ab, k72f, k73e, k73s, k84l, k93sm, k93sv, k95vb, k501, k601, R503C, x32a, x35u, x54c, x61g, x64c, x64v, x75a, x83v, x83vb, x90, x93sv, x95gl, x101ch, x102ba, x200ca, x202e, x301a, x401a, x401u, x501a, x502c, x750ja F8 DEL

In general, as you can see from the table, most often the Asus laptop boot menu key is usually Esc, and the BIOS key is F2.

If you are familiar with the Asus laptop boot mean key, you can share with someone who needs it!


How to Open Boot Menu on Asus Laptop

Check the boot menu key in the table according to your own Asus computer model, remember the key you'll need to use it to access the Asus computer boot menu. For example, mine is a laptop and the boot menu key I should use is Esc.

Step 1. Reboot the Asus laptop.

Step 2. Press consecutively the Esc key on your keyboard to launch the boot menu.

--To boot the system from a USB flash drive or CD-ROM, continue with step 3

Step 3. After the boot menu window is open, use the arrow to confirm that the prior boot order selection is the USB flash drive or CD-ROM.

Keep reading further in the documentation from Asus if you enter BIOS first and then choose the USB flash drive or CD-ROM in the boot menu as the first boot order to boot your system.

How to boot the system from USB flash drive/CD-ROM→ (The operation differs from BIOS-UEFI and BOS-Legacy mode)

How to Boot Asus Laptop from USB Without BIOS Configuration

The traditional way to upload the operating system from a USB flash drive is through the BIOS settings, to set the boot priority to the USB drive in the boot menu. Booting Asus from a recovery USB flash drive is to repair some computer issues that may damage the hardware or files. In the same sense, you can use the other way to boot Asus from the USB flash drive to manage hard disks and partitions.

EaseUS Partition Master is a magic tool that is versed in disk and partition management. With its bootable media, you can easily manage the Asus HDD and SSD in every way, like resize, delete, format, convert, check disk errors, repair corruption, rebuild MBR, to name a few.

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To create the EaseUS Partition Master bootable USB flash drive:

Step 1. To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Then, correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, and find the "Bootable Media" feature on the left. Click on it.

Step 3. You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click the "Create" button to begin.

  • Check the Warning message and click "Yes".

Step 4. When the process finishes, you'll see a pop up window, asking if you want to restart computer from the bootable USB.

  • Reboot Now: it means you want to restart the current PC and enter EaseUS Bootable Media to manage your disk partitions without OS.
  • Done: it means you don't want to restart the current PC but to use the bootable USB on a new PC.
Select if you want to boot pc from bootable usb

Note: To use the bootable disk on a new PC, you need to resart the target computer and press F2/F8/Del key to enter BIOS, and set the USB bootable disk as the first boot disk.

Wait patitiently and your computer will automatically boot up from the USB bootable media and enter EaseUS WinPE desktop.

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After booting your Asus laptop from the bootable EaseUS Partition Master, you can freely manage the computer hard drive as you want by browsing all its features. For example, to partition an Asus PC/laptop hard drive in Windows 10, you can follow this video guide.

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