sony vaio how to boot from usb

Here are two ways to boot your Sony VAIO from a USB drive:

sony vaio how to boot from usb
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Method 1: Using the Assist Button:

sony vaio how to boot from usb

  1. Turn off your VAIO laptop.
  2. Press and hold the Assist button while keeping your finger on it.
  3. Keep holding the button even when the VAIO Care (Rescue Mode) screen appears.
  4. Release the button when you see the “Start from media (USB device/optical disc)” option.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select the option and press Enter.
  6. Your VAIO should now boot from the USB drive.

Method 2: Using the Boot Menu:

  1. Turn off your VAIO laptop.
  2. Power on your VAIO laptop while repeatedly pressing one of the following keys depending on your VAIO model:
    • Esc
    • F11
    • F10
    • F1
    • F2
    • F3
  3. You should enter the Boot Menu.
  4. Use the arrow keys to navigate the menu and locate the option for your USB drive, which may be labeled as “USB Drive,” “USB HDD,” or similar.
  5. Select the USB drive option and press Enter.
  6. Your VAIO should now boot from the USB drive.

Additional Tips:

  • Ensure your USB drive is bootable. This means it needs to be formatted with a specific file system and contain the necessary files to start your desired operating system or program.
  • If you’re unsure which key to press for the boot menu, consult your VAIO user manual or search online for your specific model.
  • Make sure your BIOS isn’t set to disable booting from external devices. You might need to enter the BIOS settings (usually accessed by pressing F2 or Del during startup) and check the boot options.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

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