Lenovo Ideapad 530S Boot from USB guide for Linux and Windows

In this guide, we will explain Lenovo Ideapad 530S Boot from USB guide which can work for Windows and Linux. So without wasting time lets discuss USB boot guide for your Lenovo Ideapad 530S.

About Lenovo Ideapad 530S

  • The Laptop comes with an Elegant design and slim borders of the display with a strong performance.
  • Overall the Laptop comes with a premium look which is at a good value.


CPU Intel Core i5-8250U
Hard Drive 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10

Full review at LaptopMag

Read also – How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 530s with USB

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 Lenovo Ideapad 530S.

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 Lenovo Ideapad 530S

There are some software’s available for creating a bootable USB in your Lenovo Ideapad 530S. After creating the bootable USB you have to change the boot order to USB which is shown below.

1. Lenovo Ideapad 530S USB using Rufus

Download Rufus
  1. Lenovo Ideapad 530S Boot from USB with Rufus
  2. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  3. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Lenovo Ideapad 530S 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,

  1. Download UNetbootin
  • Lenovo Ideapad 530S Boot from USB with UNetbootin
  • UNetbootin installs the Linux Distros ISO files for you if you want to use your own downloaded ISO file then follow instructions below,
  • Lenovo Ideapad 530S Boot from USB with UNetbootin
  • 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 Lenovo Ideapad 530S 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 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 Lenovo Ideapad 530S

  • Turn your Lenovo Ideapad off
  • Now connect the bootable USB stick to the port.
  • Hold the volume-down button and Press and release the power button.
  • Release the volume down button as soon as the Lenovo logo appears.
  • Now go to the Boot configuration option and move USB to the top of the list.
  • Finally, Reboot your Laptop

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