Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB for Windows and Linux

We will explain Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss USB boot guide for your Asus VivoBook 15 X505.

What is Boot from USB?

  • It is a process of starting a Computer operating system from the USB drive.
  • Booting from USB enables to get booting information in a USB  rather than using a hard disk or the CD drive.
  • All new operating systems support to boot from USB in Asus VivoBook 15 X505.

About Asus VivoBook 15 X505

  • Asus VivoBook 15 X505 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD Display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
  • It is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with 4 GB of RAM and 1TB of Storage.
  • The graphics are powered by Radeon Vega 8 graphics card.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Home is pre-installed and the laptop weights 1.68kgs.

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Advantages of Booting from USB?

There are many advantages of Booting from USB over other booting options such as DVD and other which are discussed below,

  • No need to purchase any blank CD and you can fill your own stuff along with the ISO file.
  • USB Drives are reusable
  • Faster read and write than CD
  • Very convenient and portable

Disadvantages of Booting from USB

  • Booting from USB is depended on the Hardware such as BIOS, motherboard and flash drive model as it may be working with one computer and refuses to another.
  • CD has wider support and USB boot functionality is not available for may operating system.

Ways to Boot From USB in Asus VivoBook 15 X505

1. Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot From USB using Rufus

Download Rufus
  1. Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB
  2. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  3. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  4. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  5. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  6. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  7. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB using Unetbootin

UNetbootin enables you to create a bootable USB drive for Live operating system for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. To create a Bootable Live USB drive follow the instructions below,

Download – Unetbootin-windows-661

  • Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB
  • UNetbootin installs the Linux Distros ISO files for you if you want to use your own downloaded ISO file then follow instructions below,
  • Asus VivoBook 15 X505 Boot from USB
  • To use already downloaded ISO file select the disk image option and provide the location of the file by clicking “…”.
  • After selecting the Linux Distribution or ISO file Format your USB drive as FAT32.
  • Target the USB drive on your Asus VivoBook 15 X505 and click on OK.
  • The process will automatically start and in case the installation doesn’t complete you can reformat USB as FAT32.

3. By using Universal USB Installer

Download Universal USB Installer
  • Using the Universal USB Installer is the easiest way to create a live Linux USB or bootable USB.
  • All you need to do is selecting the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, finally, Click Install.
  • The process will automatically start and you will receive a ready bootable USB Flash Drive

Change boot-order to boot from USB in Asus VivoBook 15 X505

  • To change the boot order in Asus VivoBook 15 X505
  • First of all, turn off your Laptop or restart it
  • Then to enter into UEFI BIOS Press F10 or F6 key as soon as Asus Logo appears. In case, you have not entered into BIOS restart your Laptop and retry with the F10 orF6 key or other key provided by Manufacturer
  • Storage tab, then select Boot Options and finally change the boot order to the USB
  • Save, Reboot

Read some installation guides –

How to install Windows 7 in Asus VivoBook 15 X505 from USB

How to install Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook 15 X505 from USB

Install Kali Linux on Asus VivoBook 15 X505 from USB

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