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Booting from a USB memory card

Posted on 2005-04-11
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Is there an way of booting from USB memory card?
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Callandor earned 200 total points
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You are going to need a motherboard whose BIOS supports booting from a USB device.

How to create a bootable USB key
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by:Pete Long
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Booting From USB pen/Thumb Drives

First and foremost your PC's BIOS MUST support booting from a USB Device
see The Facts Behind Bootability & USB Memory Devices

This utility will formay a USB Key and make it bootable
Windows-based Format Utility for HP Drive Key or DiskOnKey USB Device

**** More cool USB Drive stuff*****

Use your drive as a security device http://www.dobysoft.com/products/keypass/
Logon with it http://www.dekart.com/products/authentication_access/logon/
Make it a portable Web Browser http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/
Make it a portable Email Client http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_thunderbird/
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