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wdpcpa
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M910Z type 10NR - How to boot from USB

My all in one is preforming well.  But I have had issues in the past and it would be nice to boot from an USB flash drive if I need to do that.

 

What are the steps I should follow to have a usb flash drive that will boot my PC and also set the computer so that it will check the proper USB port for the flash drive.  I have a USB flash drive from Lenovo that is called a Factory Recovery USB Key (for ThinkCentre M901Z Type 10NR 10NS 10NT 10NJ).  Is that useful to the objective?

 

I am assuming I would have to have the full Windows 10 operating system on a flash drive?

 

What are the steps?

 

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: M910Z type 10NR - How to boot from USB

Hi wdpcpa!

 

Welcome to the Community,

 

The Factory Recovery USB key that you received from us is what you need to reinstall the operating system of your laptop in case of trouble. The guide below is also helpful in doing so,

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500209

 

Regards,



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Re: M910Z type 10NR - How to boot from USB

I don't want to reinstall. 

 

I want to be able to boot from my USB drive.

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Re: M910Z type 10NR - How to boot from USB

In case there's a problem with the OS, recovery media will help you in repairing it. When using Recovery Media, you can either initiate a Windows Repair (which won't affect the file), or completely reinstall OS (Delete the File). Same step mentioned above will also apply to booting from USB Drive. Just to clarify, you want to have a back up OS that is saved in the USB Flash Drive where you can boot in case that the preloaded OS is not working, like a Dual Boot, but same Operating System, is that correct?



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Re: M910Z type 10NR - How to boot from USB

I think that is correct.  Back in the stone age, I used to have a floppy disk I could boot from.  The bios was set to check drive A and then Drive C.  If there was a virus for example, one could boot from the floppy and then initiate procedures to deal with the virus.

 

I would like to have that option with my M910Z from a USB and I am not sure how to do it.   Even back in the stone age, my son adjusted the bios.  I didn't do it.  So not sure what to do.

 

I figured this was common and someone could walk me through it.

 

Thanks.

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