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Windows 7: System restore problems, and other questions about restore

19 Mar 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

My question is about #1. I don't know how to start my computer off the usb flash drive on mintmate. I understand that the stick is bootable, but how to??

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19 Mar 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Shut the PC down. Put the stick into a USB port and when you power-on the PC, keep tapping F12 (ESC for HP and Asus and some other makes are F9). Then the temporary boot menu comes up. Highlight the USB stick navigating with the up/down keys. When the USB is highlighted, press Enter. Now Linux should boot. If that is a USB2, it may take a bit of time. USB3 is faster.
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20 Mar 2014   #13

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Sorry late reply if you cannot boot from the USB then I use this and I might add that WHS's stuff is really good but if for any reason it will not boot from a USB port then do the below.


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

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