virtual machine boot settings

I want to try a lot of tutorials as given here [windows tutorials (tutorial index)](https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1977-windows-10-tutorial-index.html)

So I need to prepare a lot of live USB sticks or USB sticks in the formats in which tutorials mention.Most of these tutorials that I want to try are windows installation media creation, creating recovery disks creating custom partitions etc.I want to try them first on virtual machines then want to try the steps on real hardware.I am using Vmware Workstation 15 Pro 15.1.0 build-13591040.

I read a tutorial [here](https://www.virten.net/2014/12/howto-usb-boot-a-vm-in-vmware-workstation-11/) for usb booting in vmware.

Here is how my virtual machine settings look like.

vmware virtual machine boot options settings



I power on the firmware and see the boot options



configure boot options



add boot options



No USB boot option



Some PCI devices which I do not recognize



So the question is how do I configure vmware workstation 15 so that I can boot using USB sticks.

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  1. Is the USB stick added to the VM on the hardware tab of the VM? Even if it is, it may not be connected at boot, and you may need to manually connect it once you hop into the BIOS settings so the VM can see the USB device. I was thinking there was an option to automatically connect on boot option but cannot remember off the top of my head.

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