I have tried several times to make ssd bootable. Was successful. But I have never found my SSD in the boot list option. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

Can't you select a USB device as your first boot option in your BIOS/EUFI settings? Do you need to boot from external so frequently that just pressing the boot options key when you boot is not an option?

Let's hear what OS you were using. Windows in the most common versions does not support this. If you want some bootable USB version of Windows it's not cheap. You want the "Windows To Go" version. Or you google workarounds which from what I've seen are pretty awful as they break then the user is asking for support which never happens.

Now about Linux. That's NBD! (no big deal.)

commented: what link would you recommend using to get some bootable USB version of Windows? what is the Windows Go to version? what are the google workarounds? +0

type reset and press enter and click the bottom option and from there you will either have to press the function key that is printed on the usb stick and than boot in or it will boot you in without you pressing the function key. i can't tell you which one iswhich because i have misplaced my usb stick somewhere in my room and i can't find it, i will do a proper search to find it. it can't just disappear and i am willing to find out which one is which not just for you but for myself.

commented: Do you have a cat? +14

For Yusaf_13.

You asked "what link would you recommend using to get some bootable USB version of Windows? what is the Windows Go to version? what are the google workarounds?"

I had hope you would research some of that on your own. I do not want to make you feel bad here but here are the research methods I would use.

Remember that Windows does not perform well on USB drives so you don't do this except for a short time while you fix the problems with your PC>

  1. what link would you recommend using to get some bootable USB version of Windows? A: https://www.google.com/search?&q=bootable+USB+version+of+Windows
  2. what is the Windows Go to version? A: https://www.google.com/search?&q=what+is+the+Windows+To+Go+version
  3. what are the google workarounds? A: https://www.google.com/search?&q=bootable+USB+version+of+Windows

Now that you asked I'm going to have to revise my answer about the To Go version as there is news about that which I missed:

The May 2019 update of Windows 10, also known as version 1903, will be the last Windows client operating system to have support for Windows To Go, Microsoft announced recently.

I will no longer write about To Go given it's end.

thats funny, but blaming your cat for you lossing a thumb drive is ridiculos.
if you lost your thumb drive, its your fault you lost your thumb drive.

I didn't say it was her fault. I said I was blaming her.

commented: saying its her fault and blaming her are the exact same things. +0

If you want some bootable USB version of Windows it's not cheap. You want the "Windows To Go" version.

commented: Read up where I find this is no more. +15

Google bartpe windows 10 and check the results. There are several youtube videos on how to make a bootable Windows 10 PE USB.

what link would you recommend using to get some bootable USB version of Windows?

If you are looking for a Windows bootable system that you can customize you can try bart's PE builder. If you just want a bootable Windows PE system to access files on a bricked system (non-customizable) you could use Macrium Reflect Free and build a recovery boot USB. It gives you minimal tools but you can use a command shell and things like robocopy from the bootable environment.

I think I need to comment about BartPE. I could be wrong about the exact number of minutes but let's go.

  1. BartPE does not give you complete machine support. You use it to "run" Windows in a limited fashion. Might find no support for WiFi, printers etc.
  2. For the versions I used, it would only run for 60 minutes then shut down.

Conclusion: This is not the Windows you may be looking for.

Now for most of us we just need a bootable OS to get at a crashed system's data. For that I gave up advice a few years ago about Linux since it fits on CD/DVD/USB-Sticks and for such use I contend we don't learn Linux. Quick read at http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm

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