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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?

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  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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