How To Boot Surface Laptop 1-4 From A USB Drive

In this article, we will show you how to boot your original Surface Laptop, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 4, and Surface Laptop Go from a USB Drive in three different methods.

How to Boot Surface Laptop from a USB Drive

Booting a Surface Laptop from a USB Drive can be a little frustrating if you didn’t follow its specific procedure especially when your device can’t boot to Windows. In this article, we have everything you need to know to boot your Surface Laptop from a USB Drive.

To boot a Surface Laptop from a USB drive, insert a bootable USB drive to the Surface Laptop’s USB port. On the keyboard, press and hold the volume down media key (F5 or F3), while holding, press, and release the power key. When the Surface logo appears, release the volume down media key (F3 or F5).

Before you move on, we have also written this tutorial for other Surface lineups as well with individual specific instructions as you can find here.

If you have a Surface Laptop (1st Gen), Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 4, or a Surface Laptop Go PC, read on for a more in-depth guide on how to boot your Surface Laptop from a USB Drive.

Note Starting from Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft has changed some keyboard layouts including a volume down media key from F5 to F3 key position.

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