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having trouble booting to usb Dell laptop

I have created a UEFI iso on a USB drive (created from the backup program AOMEI) and I cannot get the compter to boot to it.  Seems like there are a few options that must be set in the bios.  Must be missing something.  This is for a Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop with Windows 10 Pro.  The computer is having some booting issues and I wanted to restore using the AOMEI backup image that I created last Friday.

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I would forget about trying to restore an image you did last Friday, as it would be very likely that you'll just restore the system to the problems you already had & want to repair.

I'd rather just download Windoze 10 from the M$ site & do a fresh installation.
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The question was how do you boot to USB.

I will note the suggestion for later use.

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Adding to rindi's good advice above....

When you are in the BIOS setting for boot order, the USB stick should show up if you had it inserted before powering up.  If not, there may be an issue with how the stick is formatted.

Also, is your main drive set up as UEFI?
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On a recent Dell, strike F12 during the boot a couple of times and the system should respond with "One-time boot menu."

On the one-time boot menu there will be options for BIOS boot of each storage device present, and UEFI boot of any storage devices with UEFI boot structure.

If nothing shows up under the UEFI boot section, then no storage devices are UEFI bootable and the problem is in the storage device.

Aside:  I have found BIOS boot to be far more usable than UEFI boot.
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post the laptop model for specific info plse!
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