at work I have to try and image a Microsoft surface 3 pro tablet. I have been able to boot it to a dvd drive, but I need a wired network connection in addition to the dvd drive. If I boot with just the dvd player plugged into the one and only usb port, it will boot fine, but since I need two usb devices ( the dvd player, and a usb to Ethernet device ) I tried using a usb hub. When the usb hub is plugged in, it won't boot to the dvd player. My theory is that the usb hub doesn't have enough power.
So I thought if I tried making a bootable usb drive, maybe that would work, however, when I create the usb drive, it won't boot to the drive. I confirmed that the usb drive will boot a normal computer. I started thinking, maybe if I could make the usb drive look like a dvd, for instance, is there a way to make the usb drive imitate a dvd drive, then maybe the surface would boot off the usb drive.