Latitude 13 - How to boot from USB to reinstall Windows or boot another OS?

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Latitude 13 - How to boot from USB to reinstall Windows or boot another OS?

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Hello, I've been using my Latitude 13 since a few weeks. I'm worried because it seens that booting from the USB is not allowed. How can I reinstall windows without a CD unit and without the possibility to boot from the USB? Is booting from USB really not allowed? What if I wish to boot another OS from the USB, as I usually do in any other computer? Please help. Thanks.

 

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  • What makes you think that booting from USB is not allowed?

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • The USB does not appear in the boot list, although it appears in the BIOS configuration as a boot device. This makes me think (and be sure) it is not possible to boot from the USB. 

  • The USB device will only appear in the boot list if what you've connected to the system is bootable - i.e., a CD or DVD drive with a bootable disc in it, or a bootable flash drive.

  • Hum, nice. I will try to connect the USB device and see what happens.

    Just another doubt. How can I get an original copy of Windows if I need to reinstall it on my Latitude 13? ´╗┐Will DELL provide an installation disk or image?

    Thanks