You may need to make Lenovo boot from USB for the following reasons:
- Your Lenovo PC is unbootable. You need to fix it or recover data from it.
- You need to manage your system disk and this operation requires that the disk is not in use.
- You need to reinstall your operating system using a USB drive.
- You want to make a dual-boot on your Lenovo PC and you are installing the second system.
- You have made a portable operating system on the USB drive and want to run it on the PC.
How to boot Lenovo from USB? You can follow the guide below.
#1. Create a Bootable USB Drive
To make your Lenovo laptop boot from USB, you need to create a bootable USB drive first. For example:
- If you want to reinstall Windows or enter WinPE to fix Windows, you need to use the Windows media creation tool to create a Windows installation USB drive.
- If you want to make a dual-boot and you have downloaded the ISO file of the second OS, you can then use Rufus or other similar tools to burn the file into the USB drive.
- If you want to recover data from the unbootable Lenovo PC, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard or other similar tools to create a bootable USB drive. This drive can run the software from the USB.
- The portable OS is also OK.
#2. Make Lenovo Boot from USB
Step 1: Insert the bootable USB drive into the Lenovo computer. Make sure the Lenovo PC is shut down completely. Then, you can use the following ways to enter the firmware.
- Find the Novo button. Press this button to enter the Novo Boot Menu, and then select BIOS Setup to enter BIOS.
- Power on the Lenovo PC and press the BIOS key (F1 or F2) once the Lenovo logo appears to enter BIOS. If the BIOS key doesn’t work, you can try pressing Fn + the BIOS key.
2. The Lenovo B/E/S/Y/Z series, Edge series, Flex series, and Yoga series use the Novo button, but some models also use F2.
3. The Lenovo G/N series uses F2. The Lenovo K/M/V series and the ThinkPad Yoga 12 use F1.
Step 2: In the firmware, go to the Security tab to find the Secure Boot settings. Make sure it is disabled. Otherwise, the Lenovo won’t boot from USB.
Step 3: Go to the Startup tab, and press the “+” key to move the USB drive to the top of the boot priority list. Press F10 or ESC to save changes and exit the firmware. Then, the Lenovo PC should boot from the USB drive.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a functional tool. It can migrate OS, clone disk, recover partitions, recover data from hard drive, etc. If you have this need, download it to have a try.