Windows 10: What extra software do I need with Windows 10 Solved

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Jul 2016 #331

    Lizzy said: View Post
    Thanks TC,
    Just one question, which seems silly but, what situation would require me to boot from the USB drive? Is it really important that I know how to do this?
    Lizzy
    It's the only way to restore from your current backup. Plus other situations where fixing other problems in the future would require it. It's not just the Macrium. It's also for any fixes, if needed, that cannot be done while the system is running. When you boot from a thumb drive, Macrium or anything else, you are running separate from the OS on the C drive. It's just a good thing to know how to do, if needed.
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       14 Jul 2016 #332

    OK, then if you think it's important - let's do it! Though I must say I feel nervous playing around with things I don't understand and am afraid I do something to damage my machine.
    Lizzy
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  3.    14 Jul 2016 #333

    Lizzy, did you plug the flash drive directly into the lappy ?
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       14 Jul 2016 #334

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Lizzy, did you plug the flash drive directly into the lappy ?
    Yes, I did.
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  5.    14 Jul 2016 #335

    Lizzy said: View Post
    Yes, I did.
    Was anything else connected to the lappy at all ?
    No docking station or USB hub ?
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       14 Jul 2016 #336

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Was anything else connected to the lappy at all ?
    No docking station or USB hub ?
    Yes, laptop connected to hub and docking station connected to hub.
    Lizzy
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Jul 2016 #337

    Ok Lizzy...one last try at something before I ask for this to be moved.

    Unplug all the extra stuff.

    Completely shutdown the machine, total power off.

    Plug in the thumb drive.

    Hold the "Volume Control" button DOWN position. Hold it in the DOWN position, don't let go.

    Press and HOLD the power on switch.

    Hold everything until something boots.

    If it's Macrium, fine. Close it out and the system will reboot.

    Let us know......
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       14 Jul 2016 #338

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Ok Lizzy...one last try at something before I ask for this to be moved.

    Unplug all the extra stuff.

    Completely shutdown the machine, total power off.

    Plug in the thumb drive.

    Hold the "Volume Control" button DOWN position. Hold it in the DOWN position, don't let go.

    Press and HOLD the power on switch.

    Hold everything until something boots.

    If it's Macrium, fine. Close it out and the system will reboot.

    Let us know......
    OK will let you know!
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  9. Posts : 189
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       14 Jul 2016 #339

    Lizzy said: View Post
    OK will let you know!
    OK, nothing happened.
    I have 3 volume control keys - f10=off: f11=volume down: f12=volume up.
    I did as you said and used the f12 and power key but it started in the usual way.
    If I should have used one of the other volume keys, let me know. I used f12 cause to get to the bios screen it's f12 and power but only after closing down with shift+power off.
    Lizzy
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  10. Posts : 24,075
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Jul 2016 #340

    Lizzy said: View Post
    OK, nothing happened.
    I have 3 volume control keys - f10=off: f11=volume down: f12=volume up.
    I did as you said and used the f12 and power key but it started in the usual way.
    If I should have used one of the other volume keys, let me know. I used f12 cause to get to the bios screen it's f12 and power but only after closing down with shift+power off.
    Lizzy
    Lizzy, my error....I meant the hardware button on your laptop, volume up/down. I just assumed there was one. On the side or top of the machine. Guess you don't have one.
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