HP laptops are popular among individuals and businesses. Due to some system crashes or system upgrades, we need to reinstall a new Windows operating system. Usually, we use a CD/DVD to boot the laptop. Unfortunately, new HP notebook models do not include CD/DVD ROM.
The only option for HP laptop users is USB to boot the computer. EaseUS will provide detailed information on booting Windows from USB on HP laptop.
Here are some simple preparations for booting from USB on HP laptop:
✔️Windows ISO files
✔️HP laptop or desktop
1️⃣Create a bootable USB
2️⃣Boot from USB
|🔍Required Software||USB creators - EaseUS Partition Master|
Continue reading for more details on how to boot from USB on HP laptop.
If you want to install Windows or run the same OS on different devices, follow this guide to create a bootable USB and boot Windows 10 from USB flash drive.
If you want to boot your PC from USB on HP laptop and install Windows, you need to do the following preparations:
1️⃣ Download the ISO file for Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download
2️⃣Prepare at least 16GB of free space on the USB and format it as FAT32.
3️⃣Make a Bootable USB Drive
There are several ways to make a bootable USB, and which way you choose depends on your situation:
- If you just want to run the operating system on HP laptop and work on it, you can use the Windows installation tool or third-party tools to make a bootable USB. You can do this with or without ISO file. - How to Create Bootable USB
- If you want to boot from USB to resolve the system crash or boot errors, I highly recommend you using EaseUS Partition Master to burn ISO files to USB and install Windows, or use this tool to enter the Win-PE.
EaseUS Partition Master is a tool designed for HP to create Windows bootable USBs. It provides the functionality of Burn ISO and simplifies the process of creating bootable USBs using built-in tools. It enables the USB to boot Windows installation files or Windows PC's system.
The tool provides simple and easy-to-use methods, so you don't need to worry about the difficulty of operating it even if you are a novice. You can create bootable Windows USB using ISO files as follows
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and go to the Bootable Media section. Click "Burn ISO" and click "Next".
Step 2. Select the ISO image that you have downloaded on your PC, and click "Open".
Step 3. Click "Next" and select the target USB as destination and click "Burn" to execute the operation.
Besides burning ISO to USB on Windows, EaseUS Partition Master also offers many powerful features. If you are interested, you can check them out by clicking on the following button:
In addition, Windows also offers some other free ISO burners. If you are using Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education/Enterprise/Pro, you can use the built-in tool of Windows - Windows To Go to burn USB:
When you are done burning the ISO file, you can use the burned USB on your HP laptop to boot your computer. Continue reading to move to learn how to get HP boot from USB.
This part will offer two ways to boot from USB on HP laptop:
After understanding the ways to boot Windows from USB on HP laptop, let's take a look at the specific step-by-step guide:
If you want to boot Windows from the created USB, you need to go to BIOS setup and set bootable USB as the first boot device. For HP users, HP provides HP boot menu access keys. To boot HP from USB, you need to know the HP boot keys and then follow the steps:
Step 1. Restart the computer and press F9 or Esc to access the boot menu.
Step 2. Press F9 to access the BIOS boot options.
Step 3. Move the bootable USB to the first option and make the change.
In addition, HP notebooks are provided with HP BIOS keys. "Press ESC to access BIOS" will appear at the bottom left of the computer every time you turn on the computer, where ESC is the BIOS key.
Step 1. Turn the computer back on and press the BIOS key (F10) repeatedly until you see the BIOS setup screen.
Step 2. Use the arrow keys to move from Main to Boot and select the USB drive.
Step 3. Save the changes and restart the HP computer.
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Burning Windows ISO files to USB with EaseUS Partition Master and then booting from USB on HP laptop is not difficult. But sometimes you may find that HP boot from USB is not shown in the BIOS. Why is that? This section gives some additional tips:
Reasons for bootable USB not showing up in BIOS:
- Disk connection problems
- Driver problems
- Boot order error
- BIOS obsolescence
You can find the corresponding solution according to the possible causes.
Fixes to solve HP USB not showing in BIOS:
Fix 1. Disconnect and Reconnect the USB
If it is a USB connection problem, you can disconnect and reconnect.
Fix 2. Change USB 3.0 Configuration
Most BIOS systems include USB 2.0 drivers, while USB 3.0 drivers are only available once the OS has been loaded. If the problem is with USB 2.0 and 3.0, you need to configure USB 3.0 to automatically:
Step 1. Select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) > System Options > USB Options > USB 3.0 Mode, and then hit Enter in the System Utilities panel.
Step 2. Press Enter after selecting the Auto USB 3.0 Mode option.
Fix 3. Configure Boot Sequence
Windows 10 may experience some out-of-order conditions under UEFI or Legacy BIOS. Please disable the Fastboot and Secure Boot features:
Step 1. Use the HP boot menu and press and hold F10.
Step 2. In Boot Options, ensure Fast Boot and Secure Boot are disabled or unchecked.
Step 3. Under Boot Mode, select USB as the first boot option.
Fix 4. Update BIOS
An outdated BIOS may also be why HP cannot boot from USB. Therefore, you can fix an unbootable USB by updating the BIOS. We have provided a detailed article guide for this purpose. Click on the link below to view it:
This article provides detailed instructions on how to boot your HP laptop from USB: use EaseUS Partition Master to burn a Windows ISO file to USB and create a bootable USB. Then Knowing the HP boot menu and BIOS keys, you can easily run the HP boot from USB. Also, if the bootable USB you created doesn't show up in the BIOS, this guide gives you some quick fixes!
You can also check the video guide to learn how to burn ISO and upgrade to Windows 11:
There will be some other topics related to this topic next. Read on.
How to Boot from USB on HP Laptop FAQs
This part offers some frequently asked and related questions about how to boot from USB on HP laptop. Hope it can be helpful to you.
1. Which key is to boot from USB HP?
The HP boot menu provides several options, including F9 for changing the BIOS boot sequence and F10 for the user to boot USB in the BIOS key.
2. Why is the HP laptop not booting from USB on Windows 10?
Multiple reasons may cause HP laptops not to boot from USB: USB connection problems, UEFI/EFI settings, USB file system problems, and BIOS setup problems.
3. How to fix the HP boot USB not showing?
You can fix the HP USB not showing error for the following possible causes, corresponding to:
- Update BIOS
- Change BIOS settings
- Change the USB configuration
- Re-create the USB boot disk using professional tools
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