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Thread: DELL Optiplex GX260 booting off of a USB device

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    DELL Optiplex GX260 booting off of a USB device

    Does anyone know if a dell optiplex gx260 will boot off of a USB device, such as an external hard drive or external dvd-rom drive?

    I would appreciate some help

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    Get the newest Optiplex GX260 Firmware from the Dell support website.
    Enable "USB Keyboard emulation" in the BIOS
    Disable "Fast Boot" in the BIOS
    As a last resort, try plugging the device into USB port 1 or 2 (located on the back of the PC case).

    You can also select an alternative boot device by pressing the F12 key when the Dell boot screen appears.

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    Which firmware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.GreenWrinkle
    Which firmware?
    The newest one.

    IE: The one with the highest revision number.

    For example, Dell BIOS A04 is newer than BIOS version A03

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