can i boot a usb from a dell latitude cp 233st

United States
February 3, 2011 6:17pm CST
i got this cute machine froma ebay celler wondering if i could boot from usb
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• India
4 Feb 11
ya surely u can boot dell latitude using usb. u got to use the software "universal usb installer" to mount the image on the pen drive
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 11
This is possible although it depends on the computer whether it is new or old. The way I find out whether I can boot from a usb stick which is what I'm guessing you are asking is to go into what is called the cmos setup. You access this by pressing a particular key when you first boot the computer up but you have to be quick otherwise you lose the opportunity and go straight through to the windows desktop. On my computer I press F2 and this takes me to cmos setup. Once in there I make my way to the boot priority list and you can then choose whether to boot up from the hard drive first or the cd first and so forth. If you are able to boot up from usb, this should be available in the list and you would need to select that, save settings and exit cmos setup. You try the keys to see which key it is for you, it might be your delete key or F2 or maybe even F8. When you first turn the computer on these details are sometimes shown but you need to be quick in spotting them as you go through to windows quite quickly. Anyway, I wish you luck. Andrew
• United States
4 Feb 11
you can boot it with a usb just change the prefrences
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 11
Shouldn't be a problem if you have all the right tools & configuration
@e_mendo2 (128)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Yes, I'm pretty sure that you can boot from a USB drive as long as the operating system is on there, I would definitely look under boot settings and look for the options to do that. Good luck!
• India
4 Feb 11
One of my friends too has the same laptop. And yes, i think the laptop can be booted using usd drives. Just change the boot order preference in the boot settngs and give it a try... good luck. ;)