I've been reading a bit about it, and although things are more clear to me now, I'm still in the dark about some details.

What determines (apart from having a newer BIOS, the one that enables you to boot from USB) whether an OS can be booted from a USB storage device (be it an external hard drive, solid or mechanical/rotating, an USB flash memory or something else)?

I've booted OSs from USB flash drives, but every once in a while I see a statement that says "you can't boot from this device". So, what is the difference and what should one look out for in that respect?

  1. You can temporarily boot from usb for linux, ubuntu etc...... But its not the same with windows, you need to make a bootable usb and write it into one of the drives(partition)....
  2. the best software for this according to me is rufus. But u know wat dey say about softwares. Every day ders a better software... So heres the link for it rufus
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