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(SOLVED) easy way to single boot to a USB flash drive? F8

kris33
Level 8

-- ASUS Prime Z790-V WIFI, I9-12900k, UEFI/GPT, 32GB, Sam 980 Pro 1T M.2 .

In googling it seems I have to plug the stick in, boot to BIOS, change the boot order, press F10, do whatever with that stick, boot back to BIOS, correct the (dual boot) boot order, press F10.

For example with using the Terabyte recovery boot stick.

I ask because on my laptop all I have to do is click F12 during POST and select the one-time USB and that's it.

-- ASUS Prime Z790-V WIFI, I9-12900k, UEFI/GPT, 32GB, Sam 980 Pro 1T M.2 . Cooler Master TD500 case and Hyper 212 Halo hsf, Corsair RM750e psu, Dell S3221QS curved monitor. Pebble speakers. ASUS RT-AC65 router. Mint 21.3 and Win 10 Pro .
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You motivated me to try them all - F8 is the one. Takes a few seconds to appear with list of what's bootable - in my case, for this test run, it was ubuntu, win, usb. I arrowed down to the third one and booted terabyte.

mark solved.

-- ASUS Prime Z790-V WIFI, I9-12900k, UEFI/GPT, 32GB, Sam 980 Pro 1T M.2 . Cooler Master TD500 case and Hyper 212 Halo hsf, Corsair RM750e psu, Dell S3221QS curved monitor. Pebble speakers. ASUS RT-AC65 router. Mint 21.3 and Win 10 Pro .

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Nate152
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I have both windows and Mint installed. I use Terabyte to back my nvme ssd up to another drive. I also use other sticks to install or do things. Booting to a stick is a vital part of my computing.

-- ASUS Prime Z790-V WIFI, I9-12900k, UEFI/GPT, 32GB, Sam 980 Pro 1T M.2 . Cooler Master TD500 case and Hyper 212 Halo hsf, Corsair RM750e psu, Dell S3221QS curved monitor. Pebble speakers. ASUS RT-AC65 router. Mint 21.3 and Win 10 Pro .

JohnAb
Level 17

I don't think there is the equivalent of the F12 key, so I do it the same way as you. If you do find a key that works like that, please report back. During boot, only the DEL and F2 keys are mentioned to enter the BIOS. 

Z690 Hero, 12900K, BIOS 3501, MEI 2406.5.5.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2361, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

You motivated me to try them all - F8 is the one. Takes a few seconds to appear with list of what's bootable - in my case, for this test run, it was ubuntu, win, usb. I arrowed down to the third one and booted terabyte.

mark solved.

-- ASUS Prime Z790-V WIFI, I9-12900k, UEFI/GPT, 32GB, Sam 980 Pro 1T M.2 . Cooler Master TD500 case and Hyper 212 Halo hsf, Corsair RM750e psu, Dell S3221QS curved monitor. Pebble speakers. ASUS RT-AC65 router. Mint 21.3 and Win 10 Pro .

Excellent thanks. I'll try and remember that 😃 I do the same, use a boot USB for Macrium Reflect if I need to restore and I also boot to Linux now and again. 

Z690 Hero, 12900K, BIOS 3501, MEI 2406.5.5.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2361, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.