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How to Boot from USB Drive in Windows 10

The days of burning operating system ISO images to a disc are long gone. Today, most PCs can boot from USB so it's just easier to update and more convenient to install Windows from a USB flash drive. If you do not have an optical drive for reading DVDs or Blu-Rays in your PC but have a bootable USB drive, you may be interested in learning how to start your computer using that drive. There are a number of methods you can use.

Open Advanced Startup Options Automatically in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a way to launch the Advanced Startup Options (troubleshooting options) automatically at every boot. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment, for example, you may need to overwrite or delete some in-use files. It is really a good alternative to a bootable DVD or USB stick. Follow the simple instructions in this article to make Windows 10 show the Advanced Startup Options screen every time you start it.

Make shortcut to Advanced Startup options in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a set of troubleshooting and recovery tools under Advanced Startup options. Those tools are very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment. For example, you may need to overwrite or delete some in-use files. It is really a good alternative to a bootable DVD or USB stick. Today, I would like to show you how to create a shortcut to start Windows 10 directly in Advanced Startup mode.

Tip: Boot Windows 10 into Advanced Startup Options quickly

In Windows 10, there is a way to reboot the OS quickly and launch the Advanced Startup Options (troubleshooting options) directly. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment, for example, you may need to overwrite or delete some in-use files. It is really a good alternative to a bootable DVD or USB stick. Follow the simple instructions in this article to quickly access the Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10.

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