Sunday, January 26, 2014

Windows Tutorial | How to Boot Computer From USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it

Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
I always Encounter this problem when I reformat an old computer, however it is not such a major problem with computer manufactured in more recent year, if you have an older Computer and you want to reformat it from usb but the bios does not support it.

For Being able to boot your computer from USB flash drive is an advantage because there are so many tools around that can be used to install or repair Windows via USB Booting. it is easier and Quicker than burning disc every time.

These day Our Commonly use to reformat our Computer is to boot from USB. It is Also popular because it can be quicker than intalling from DVD/CD Drives. even if windows 8 setup can be copied straight onto USB Flash Drive. if you encounter this problem to  an Old Computer that doesn't support from USB booting, Now try this simple Tutorial,.

here are the steps.
  1. First download http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
  2. Extract the files to a folder.
  3. Navigate into the plpbt-version\Windows folder\. Run the InstallToBootMenu.bat file.
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  4. When asked if you want to continue, just press Y and enter.
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  5. The necessary files will be coped and the boot entry added to the menu. Then Press any Key to Continue...
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  6. Restart your Computer and Insert your USB Flash Drive. Make sure your Windows ISO is burn to USB Flash Drive. If you don't know how to burn it, Check here How to Install Windows 7 using USB Flashdrive.
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  7. After your Computer Restart, It will Prompt the Selection for your Operating System. Select to "Plop Boot Manager" then Press Enter.
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  8. You have now An Option Where you want to boot your Computer, Just choose USB
    Boot your Old Computer from USB even if the Bios Doesn't Support it
  9. You may now reformat your Computer using Boot from USB Drive.. How to Reformat your Computer? Check here How to Reformat a Computer - Windows 7, Vista & XP.

How to remove Plop boot Manager from your boot menu?
  • After you Success Installed your Windows Operation system, you may now remove Plop boot Manager from your boot entry, Just follow the step by step tutorial:
  1. Navigate into the plpbt-version\Windows folder\. Run the plpbt4win.exe file.
    Removing Plop Boot Manager from your Boot Entry
  2. Type ? and press enter.
    Removing Plop Boot Manager from your Boot Entry
  3. Type L and press enter. This will give you the current entries of your boot menu, Note: down the ID number for the Plop Boot Manager entry, be careful the ID number that you want to remove. The ID number that we want to remove from the screenshot is #2.
    Removing Plop Boot Manager from your Boot Entry
  4. Type R to match the ID from step 3 which removes the boot menu entry.
    Removing Plop Boot Manager from your Boot Entry
  5. Your Done. Restart your Computer to see if you remove the "Plop Boot Manager" from your Boot Entry. 

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