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  1. Posts : 9,199
    Win 11 Home
       #161

    If it was not mentioned before in over 150 posts:
    There needs to be an external drive for MR back ups which is disconnected when not making a new back up or restoring an image.

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    steve108 said:
    Tore,
    Basically my idea is that you can use MR to create an image of your current USB - I'm not sure what you need the USB for and how often you use it, so feel free to share that.

    You can then use the USB to make the MR Rescue USB. If at some point you need whatever is on this ISO USB, you can use MR to restore the backup image you made back to the USB - which will of course erase the MR Rescue content.

    Let me know what you think.
    This post should be removed to avoid unneeded confusion as it will not work.
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  2. Posts : 285
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #162

    Hi again, Steve.

    After I had this incident with locked PC I wanted to make sure I could get my PC back i working order if more issues should follow. I therefore contacted Microsoft Customer Support to get advice. They told me to make a start-USB and download an ISO file to a DVD as it required almost 8 GB. I am not 100 % sure if I understood it correctly or if it was either start-USB (had to be 8 GB as well) or ISO file. (Is that the same thing?) They said that I had to reinstall Windows 10 as the device was locked and could not be opened...

    I have been sitting reading the MR User Manual for a long time now and it gave me bad head ace, så I feel I have to take a brake and be back tomorrow. The easy part, I believe, of the backup process is to take the backup, but the tricky part is to handle a recovery. I will never succeed doing that without understanding how to do it.

    So I want to thank you for your help today and I will see you again tomorrow.

    Take care and have a nice Sunday eevening.
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  3. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #163

    togel said:
    Hi again, Steve.

    After I had this incident with locked PC I wanted to make sure I could get my PC back i working order if more issues should follow. I therefore contacted Microsoft Customer Support to get advice. They told me to make a start-USB and download an ISO file to a DVD as it required almost 8 GB. I am not 100 % sure if I understood it correctly or if it was either start-USB (had to be 8 GB as well) or ISO file. (Is that the same thing?) They said that I had to reinstall Windows 10 as the device was locked and could not be opened...

    I have been sitting reading the MR User Manual for a long time now and it gave me bad head ace, så I feel I have to take a brake and be back tomorrow. The easy part, I believe, of the backup process is to take the backup, but the tricky part is to handle a recovery. I will never succeed doing that without understanding how to do it.

    So I want to thank you for your help today and I will see you again tomorrow.

    Take care and have a nice Sunday eevening.
    The recovery is not hard at all. What you may have read is very, very detailed. Recovery is simply choosing the image you want to go back to and click restore. It is easy to follow the steps. Don't get discouraged. MR can be daunting, but lots of us have learned to use it simply and can pass that knowledge on. Take a rest and a break.......
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  4. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #164

    Tore,
    There's no rush for you to learn MR on any fixed schedule. Do it at your own comfortable pace.

    Maybe just better than that you buy one or more extra USB thumb drives so you can keep the one you have now since it solved an issue for you before.
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  5. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #165

    Steve, are thumbs your choice/preference for a destination drive using Macrium?
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  6. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #166

    f14tomcat said:
    Steve, are thumbs your choice/preference for a destination drive using Macrium?
    What motivates this question
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  7. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #167

    steve108 said:
    What motivates this question
    Nothing special. Actually, nothing motivates the question. That sounds a bit sinister. Just a normal question. The thumb drive use has gotten a lot of attention and the external HDD hasn't been mentioned much, except by others.
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  8. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #168

    f14tomcat said:
    Nothing special. Actually, nothing motivates the question. That sounds a bit sinister. Just a normal question. The thumb drive use has gotten a lot of attention and the external HDD hasn't been mentioned much, except by others.
    Go back and look at the context of the thumb drive use/discussion if you're interested - and the non-thumb drive external USB storage is mentioned by OP from the very beginning.
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  9. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #169

    Would you like me to delete my question and all other posts I have made here? Seems a simple question has been twisted all out of proportion. I will be happy to do that so that I will not interfere with your ongoing one-on-one with the OP.
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  10. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #170

    Guess not.
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