Benefits of Using USB to Boot HP Compaq® Elitebook
HP Compaq Elitebook offers a wide range is notebook computers with innovative technology installed in them. The notebooks coming under this product line are well known for their reliability and performance. By booting your system from a USB drive could permit you to install older Operating Systems on your system although your system does not contain the appropriate hardware. Nowadays computers do not arrive with a floppy disk drive as they are no longer competent enough to be helpful. However, USB drivers are very useful to install an older OS, like Windows XP, in place of a generally connected floppy disk drive.
- BIOS setting
- Make the USB Bootable
- Verify the bootable USB drive
First thing the user needs is to make sure is to make sure whether the motherboard’s BIOS could support booting from the USB drive. Then restart your system by pressing the ‘DEL’ key or “F2” several times after the system restarts. Thus you could get in to your computer’s BIOS setup screen. There are various BIOS brands and variations out there. In the most BIOS versions, you need to go to the ‘advanced BIOS settings; part and search for the ‘1st boot device’ entry or the equivalent. Then cycle through the probable options in the BIOS. It is good to select USB option. Then leave the entry situate to it and save and leave to reboot the computer.
Make the USB Bootable
The simple way to do this is with the help of a bootable disk. This would include the system files you require to boot from the USB. Download the HP USB disk storage tool and install it. With the help of this software and the system files now present in your system, you could create a bootable USB drive and copy the system files to the USB drive.
Restart the system using the BIOS set for booting it from the USB drive. This is to check whether it is working. If all works well, your computer could ‘clean boot’ to the prompt. Thus you could customize the new boot drive with whatever programs and utilities you want.