Booting from USB Devices (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


Windows Embedded Standard supports booting from USB flash devices. Given the wide availability of external USB ports on PC boards and the rapidly falling cost of USB devices, USB boot media are a cost-effective alternative to compact flash.

Requirements for USB Boot

Specifies the BIOS requirements, and USB media formatting and performance requirements, for booting from USB devices.

USB Boot Limitations

Discusses limitations and cautions related to USB boot.

Booting Windows Embedded Standard from USB

Provides the procedure for building a USB bootable image.

Troubleshooting USB Boot

Provides suggestions for troubleshooting USB boot.

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