Windows 10: Bootable USB drive

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  1.    5 Days Ago #1

    Bootable USB drive


    Hi

    I have been speaking to Macrium via Facebook and decided I will go for the full version and have the security of a full image if my notebook ever goes wrong.... plus they gave me a 20% discount code so that is good

    Just a couple of questions....

    1. I want to create a bootable USB how can I check if the USB drive I have is bootable and has the MBT partition that Macrium state it needs?

    2. Can I store the image on my external drive in a folder just for this use?

    Stuart
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       5 Days Ago #2

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    Hi

    I have been speaking to Macrium via Facebook and decided I will go for the full version and have the security of a full image if my notebook ever goes wrong.... plus they gave me a 20% discount code so that is good

    Just a couple of questions....

    1. I want to create a bootable USB how can I check if the USB drive I have is bootable and has the MBT partition that Macrium state it needs?

    open Macrium, select other tasks> create a rescue media, and test boot when done

    2. Can I store the image on my external drive in a folder just for this use?

    yes

    Stuart
    There is a manual way to get the rescue media ready but it is more cumbersome than just trying to let Macrium do it for you:

    http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...for+Windows+PE

    Hope this answers your questions.

    good luck,

    WOT
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  3.    5 Days Ago #3

    Excellent, so Macrium does not do it for me the same as when I created my Windows 10 USB from the Microsoft site

    I just use diskpart on the USB first?

    I wondered if the USB Drive already had it as that states some do... can I check this?

    I am going to continue using the Memeo back up I use already for files/folders and duplicate with Macrium, plus I get a full drive image

    On te drive image, I presume if, for instance I replaced the HDD I could restore a new drive to the exact same as my current one?
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    Win 10 Pro 16199.1000
       5 Days Ago #4

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    On te drive image, I presume if, for instance I replaced the HDD I could restore a new drive to the exact same as my current one?
    The short answer is yes; however, I will defer answering that question "fully" to those who have done it extensively with Macrium. For example, I have never tried to restore a standard hard drive image to a new SSD so I don't know how the SSD offsets might be handled.
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  5.    5 Days Ago #5

    Thank you...

    Will get Macrium ordered today/tomorrow, may as well be safe Lol
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    Hi... another question....

    Am I correct when I use diskpart to get the USB ready I type this command when using Windows 10?

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  7.    4 Days Ago #7

    Sorry another question...

    First, am I correct in saying I use the command shown above to format the USB Drive?

    Also, I have never used diskpart, I presume that the smaller capacity will be my 16GB USB drive as it shows as "disk 1" when plugged in and does not show when removed.... Sorry stupid question.... No idea why my 1TB drive states 5120KB as free when I have 757GB free and that includes the windows.old folder and instalation from CU

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  8.    4 Days Ago #8

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    Excellent, so Macrium does not do it for me the same as when I created my Windows 10 USB from the Microsoft site

    I just use diskpart on the USB first?

    I wondered if the USB Drive already had it as that states some do... can I check this?

    I am going to continue using the Memeo back up I use already for files/folders and duplicate with Macrium, plus I get a full drive image

    On te drive image, I presume if, for instance I replaced the HDD I could restore a new drive to the exact same as my current one?
    All you have to do is have a fomatted drive - fat32. The first thing it asks is to create a rescue drive - it does the rest all for you.
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  9.    4 Days Ago #9

    WOT said: View Post
    The short answer is yes; however, I will defer answering that question "fully" to those who have done it extensively with Macrium. For example, I have never tried to restore a standard hard drive image to a new SSD so I don't know how the SSD offsets might be handled.
    It does it all for you including alignments. No user input needed at all.
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  10.    4 Days Ago #10

    Fantastic... even easier... I thought I needed to follow that procedure from the Macrium site, but if all I need to do if format the USB stick even I can manage that Lol ...
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