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Setting "External Device" in BIOS to boot Sony Vaio Laptop

by RDougShelton / November 30, 2011 4:47 PM PST

I have a two-year old Sony Vaio VGN-495J laptop which I would like to be able to boot up with a USB drive.

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Re: external device
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 30, 2011 5:56 PM PST
http://superuser.com/questions/258739/sony-vgn-nr260e-external-device-boot seems to confirm (although it's for another model of Sony) that external device is a USB-device (flash, or possibly hard disk or CD/DVD-drive), but also notes a (special) setting to enable it (but that might just be on that model, of course).

I'd just try the external device and see what happens.

Kees
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Sorry
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2011 8:29 AM PST

I have yet to see Sony offer upgrades to such.

But I have found such external boots to encounter limits. For example one laptop I own can't boot a bootable on other machines 8GB stick. But it does boot from 4GB and smaller sticks.

Since you didn't reveal much about this stick and if it works on what other machine I hope this gets you going.
Bob

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Finally I Got Setting "External Device" in BIOS to boot Sony
by Arjunvirus / December 14, 2013 4:58 AM PST

First goto bios setup
then boot
set external device as ur 1st boot and internal hard drive as last
Enable boot from external device
set boot mood UEFI ti Leaacy
now plug ur bootable usb and save setting using F10 and yes enter

its work 100% tested

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UEFI AKA Restricted Boots.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2013 5:04 AM PST
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