How To Set Computer To Boot From USB

Now you need another simple but important step to accomplish recovering password with "Windows Password Rescuer" or "Windows 7 Password Recovery Tool". Here we take American Megatrends BIOS Setup Utility for example to show you how to set your computer to boot from USB flash drive via changing the PC devices boot order in BIOS SETUP.

However, there are some differences such as Entry Key and menu options in various BIOS model of computer because it depend on your Computer Mainboard and devices. Take it easy, the key steps on any BIOS SETUP are similar.

Key steps:
1. Press BIOS Entry Key(F2/DELETE/Other) to access BIOS setup utility.
2. Find out boot option and get into it.
3. Find out the Boot Priority/Boot Sequence and select USB Hard Disk as the first boot device.


Now insert your Windows password recovery USB to your computer:

1. Press F2/Delete (BIOS Entry Key) as soon as you can while your PC reboots until the BIOS SETUP screen appears.

2. Looking for a tab relating to booting in the BIOS SETUP screen, it is called "Boot" in this example. You can use ←/→ key to select and open it. You'll see a submenu that's specific to the PC Drive boots sequence, select and open Boot Device Priority item.

3, Then use ↓/↑key to highlight "Hard Disk Drives", hit "Enter".

4. Use ↓/↑key to select "1st Drive", hit "Enter" key.

5. Select "USB: your USB brand", and press "Enter" key to set the USB Flash drive as the first bootable option.

6. Then you can see USB Flash Drive is the first boot device.

7. When you done the setting, press "F10" to save and exit. Select "OK" and press "Enter" key, then the computer will reboot and boot from USB Flash Drive(your Windows password recovery disk).


BOIS Entry Key:

Manufacturer Model BIOS Entry key
HP HP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built in 2006 or later (came with Vista or Windows 7)) F10
HP HP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built before 2006 (XP or earlier) ) F1
HP HP Notebook PCs F10
DELL Dell Inspiron, Dell Dimension, Dell Precision, Dell Optiplex, Dell Vostro
Dell XPS
DELL Dell Latitude Fn+F1
Acer Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos DEL or F2
Gateway DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro F1
Gateway Older model F2
Lenovo Lenovo F2
Fujitsu,NEC, Sharp Fujitsu,NEC, Sharp F2
Toshiba Portégé, Satellite, Tecra, Equium F1 or ESC
Toshiba Toshiba Equium F12
Shuttle Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance F1 or DEL
Phoenix Phoenix BIOS F2
AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS F1
AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS DEL