Boot from USB Key on a Toshiba Satellite to reinstall Windows

It can be tricky… And here is the trick: disable the Secure Boot and use CSM Boot mode instead of UEFI. Once you don’t need to boot from the key anymore, reset those settings.

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Ccomplete details are available here: also: while the “TOSHIBA” logo appears once the laptop powerd on,

  • Press [F2] key to enter the BIOS Setup Menu.
  • Press [F12] key to access the boot menu.

I did need that to reinstall Windows 7 x64 SP1 on a old Toshiba as the CD/DVD reader is broken.

I did create the bootable USB Key using Rufus 2.9:

Within Rufus, I did use a “MBR Partition Scheme for Bios or UEFI”.

Finally, I had issue to install Windows with the key connected on the USB 3.0 port (the one which is blue) : “A required CD/DVD driver is missing”. I did solve that issue plugging the key on a USB 2.0 port and restarting the PC.





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