Boot from a USB drive
You can crate a bootable USB drive that enables you to boot into Factory OS without having to flash a device's hard drive.
What you need
- A Factory OS FFU
- Ensure the FFU includes drivers to boot on the device or devices you're going to boot from the USB drive.on.
*.*.*.*as the DevicePlatformID
- A USB 3.0 drive, 32GB or larger if using the default device layout.
- A target device that you'll boot with the bootable USB drive
- Must support UEFI booting
- Must have Secure boot disabled
Create a bootable Factory OS USB drive
Plug the USB drive into the PC you built the FFU on.
Use diskpart to identify the physical drive number of the USB 3.0 drive:
diskpart list disk
Flash the image to the USB drive. Use DISM to apply the FFU to the USB drive:
From the WSK environment:
dism /apply-ffu /imagefile:<Path to the FFU> /applydrive:\\.\PhysicalDriveX
Xis the drive number of the USB drive you want to flash.
Boot your device from USB
- Make sure your device is turned off.
- Plug the bootable USB drive you created into the device you want to boot.
- Turn on your device and use the UEFI menu to boot from the USB drive. The device should boot into Factory OS.