Acer laptops are some of the most popular on the market, and many users know that they can boot from a USB drive to install or run an operating system.
However, there are some lesser-known options that can be used to improve your Acer laptop’s performance.
In this blog post, we will walk you through how to boot from a USB drive on an Acer laptop.
The first thing you want to do is to make sure that your USB device is bootable and already has the ISO file of the operating system you want to install.
If your USB isn’t converted to a bootable device yet, here’s how tot achieve that quickly.
How To Create A Bootable Usb Using Rufus On Acer Laptop
Assuming you have the .ISO file of the operating system you want to install, here are the steps to create a bootable USB using Rufus:
1. Connect your USB drive to your computer and launch Rufus.
2. In the Device field, select your USB drive.
3. In the Format Options section, check Create a bootable disk using and select ISO Image from the drop-down menu.
4. Click the browse button next to the ISO Image field and select your operating system .ISO file.
5. Underneath Boot Selection, check Iso Image and click OK.
6. Finally, click Start and wait for Rufus to finish creating your bootable USB drive.
Now you can use this USB drive to install your chosen operating system on any computer. Just be sure to change the boot order in BIOS so that the computer will boot from your USB drive first.
How To Boot From Usb On Acer Laptop
Most Acer laptops can be booted from a USB flash drive. This is a great way to install a new operating system, or even just to try out a live Linux distro without making any changes to your main computer.
To boot from a USB drive on an Acer laptop, you will first need to change the boot order in the BIOS.
To do this, restart your computer and press the key that opens the BIOS menu (usually F2 or F12).
Once in the BIOS menu, navigate to the Boot tab and use the arrow keys to move USB drives to the top of the boot order. Save your changes and exit the BIOS menu.
Your computer should now boot from the USB drive. If it doesn’t, you may need to change the boot mode from Legacy to UEFI in the BIOS.
How To Change The Boot Mode From Legacy To UEFI On Acer
There are a few things you need to know before changing the boot mode from Legacy to UEFI. First, check with your motherboard manufacturer to see if your board supports UEFI.
If it does, then you’ll need to go into the BIOS and enable the UEFI Boot Option. You may also need to change the boot order so that the UEFI Boot Option is first in line.
Finally, save your changes and reboot your system. With these steps, you should be able to successfully change the boot mode from Legacy to UEFI.
Once your computer boots from the USB drive, you will be able to choose whether to try or install the operating system that is on the drive.
If you are just trying out a live Linux distro or Windows 11, you can usually do so without making any changes to your hard drive.
However, if you want to install a new operating system, you will need to select the option to erase your hard drive and then follow the prompts to install the new OS.