Change the BIOS boot priority

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Updated : 19 November 2015 at 19:51.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to start your computer on a USB stick but this tutorial is valid whatever device (CD / DVD, HDD, ...).

Note : Depending on the BIOS, it is sometimes possible to go through several methods.

  1. BIOS UEFI (New BIOS)
    1. The simplified interface
    2. The start menu
    3. The Advanced Interface (Advanced Mode)
  2. BIOS Award (Old BIOS)
    1. The start menu
    2. BIOS Configuration
  3. Touch BIOS (Gigabyte motherboards only)
  4. BIOS Phoenix (Old BIOS)
  5. BIOS American Megatrends - AMI BIOS (Old BIOS)

1. BIOS UEFI

1.1. The simplified interface

In this tutorial, we will explain how to start your computer on a USB stick but this tutorial is valid for some devices (CD / DVD, HDD, ...).
Select your USB drive. And, while holding down the left mouse button, drag it to the far left. In our case, it is a USB "TOSHIBA TransMemory".

Then click "Exit" -> "Save Settings"

1.2. The start menu

Note: The start menu allows you to start on the desired when you do device. After rebooting the computer will restart after configuring the boot order.

Click the "Start (F8)" button.

Then double-click on your USB drive in the list.

1.3. The Advanced Interface (Advanced Mode)

Click the "Advanced Mode (F7)" button.

Click "OK".

Then scroll down to the category "Priorities startup". Click the value next to "Boot Option #1" to change it.

In the list, select your USB device. In our case : "UEFI : TOSHIBA TransMemory PMAP (15320MB)".

Once modified, click "Exit" and save the changes.