Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 01, 2013

10 Years Ago Today: Booting From A USB Drive

I love hitting our 10 Years Ago Today button and finding gems like this. It's hard to believe that it was a decade ago when we discovered how cool it was to boot from a USB drive. big grin What the hell were you doing ten years ago today?

Many of the new Intel brand mainboards (and a few other retail brands) have a bootable USB option. This should be commonplace on all mainboards before long. Anyway, I got to wondering what all was needed to boot from one of these Data Traveler devices or if it was even possible. So I copied a Windows 98 boot disk over onto the stick, set the board to boot from USB, and placed it in the USB port as shown.