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  1.    04 Feb 2017 #61
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    This is what shows on my flash drive:

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  2.    04 Feb 2017 #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    This is what shows on my flash drive:

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    Same thing. My list was not using explorer. Try it, see if it boots. It's either gonna work, or not.

    I'm assuming (hate that word) your machine's BIOS will recognize booting from a USB device. If it is not set to look for that first in the boot device sequence, it will just boot normally to Windows 10. That doesn't mean the thumb is bad, just the BIOS never looked for it. Only way you're gonna know is plug it in and restart. If it just boots normally,we'll take it from there. Gotta try.
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  3.    04 Feb 2017 #63
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    OKAY. Let me understand this before I give it a go.

    First off, I have not created the image file yet, just the recovery media.

    To test the recovery, I insert the flash drive, then reboot the computer.

    Theoretically, it will boot into the Macrium program. If so, how do I get back to running on the hard drive? Do I shut down, remove the flash drive and restart again or what? I am concerned about getting back to normal after testing since I only have one PC and if doesn't work, I have no way to communicate with you to fix it !!!

    And does being connected to the internet through ethernet have to be disconnected for this test?

    And one last thing, I remember when creating the rescue there was a box (which I did NOT check) asking for a keyboard entry or click to start or something like that. Should I have checked that or does it matter?

    Thanks so much, you have been more than helpful in this.
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  4.    04 Feb 2017 #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    OKAY. Let me understand this before I give it a go.

    First off, I have not created the image file yet, just the recovery media.

    To test the recovery, I insert the flash drive, then reboot the computer.

    Theoretically, it will boot into the Macrium program. If so, how do I get back to running on the hard drive? Do I shut down, remove the flash drive and restart again or what? I am concerned about getting back to normal after testing since I only have one PC and if doesn't work, I have no way to communicate with you to fix it !!!

    And does being connected to the internet through ethernet have to be disconnected for this test?

    And one last thing, I remember when creating the rescue there was a box (which I did NOT check) asking for a keyboard entry or click to start or something like that. Should I have checked that or does it matter?

    Thanks so much, you have been more than helpful in this.
    Attach the thumb. Restart. If it boots from thumb, you'll see a blue windows logo in the middle of the screen for a few seconds. Then, Macrium will load it's stuff, load drivers, get happy, and a screen will appear with all kinds of options. Upper left will be restore and other options. No need to disconnect internet. Keyboard stuff should not matter. Bottom left is where to close it out. When you do, it will boot back to Windows 10. Remove the flash drive before you close Macrium , or will will boot right back to Macrium. That's the simplified version. How to use it is in the tutorial and we can help. Right now, just see if you can get into it, and out. It's not real fast loading, so give it a little time.
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  5.    04 Feb 2017 #65
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    Thanks, I have some invoices I have to create and send this afternoon so to be safe I will try this later this evening in case I blow something up !!!! I will post back after I do try it. Thanks again.
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  6.    04 Feb 2017 #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Thanks, I have some invoices I have to create and send this afternoon so to be safe I will try this later this evening in case I blow something up !!!! I will post back after I do try it. Thanks again.
    Good. See ya later..... about what time?
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  7.    04 Feb 2017 #67
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    Not sure, I have to do some work for a while then might go to in-laws this evening with wife, a little unclear right now. To be safe, might just do it in the morning. Nothing worse that getting stuck in the middle of something like that and then having to leave. Sounds pretty painless, but since I have never done it, I will probably have some snags !!!
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  8.    04 Feb 2017 #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelme View Post
    Not sure, I have to do some work for a while then might go to in-laws this evening with wife, a little unclear right now. To be safe, might just do it in the morning. Nothing worse that getting stuck in the middle of something like that and then having to leave. Sounds pretty painless, but since I have never done it, I will probably have some snags !!!
    If you PM me when you're about to try tomorrow morning, I'll be alerted. Is that alright with you?
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  9.    04 Feb 2017 #69
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    Fantastic, I will PM you beforehand. Thanks, talk to you soon.
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  10.    04 Feb 2017 #70
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    @reelme

    To help us understand what PC you have, and to help you fill in your system specs, please download and install a small program lots of us use to gather generic info about your machine. No personal data, whatsoever, is included. Just system hardware/software specs. Quite harmless and very useful. The program is called Speccy and can be found here:

    Speccy - Free Download - Piriform

    Choose to download directly from the author's site, Piriform:

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    Download and install. Run Speccy and click File in upper left. Choose Publish Snapshot

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    Answer OK to publish. Then click Copy to clipboard. Please paste the link in a reply here on this thread. I assure you, no personal info is included.

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    You can repeat the process and save the info to a file on your PC which can be opened with Notepad. You can then just copy/paste from that file into your system specs here on Tenforums without having to type anything. A huge time-saver. Once it's in your system specs here, anyone can see it anytime you post for any other problems. Saves a lot of questions and time on all sides.

    Again, I assure you no personal data is in there.....just hardware/software specs.

    Thanks, TC
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