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    recover from flash drive


    Alright I did a back up of my system on flashdrive but now i have to use it...Anybody with some ideas how do i have to have the bios set up? So i can load this up right now my computer says operating system not found

    Thanks in Advanced Atnaak

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    Windows 8.1


    How exactly did you make the backup? Most forms that I'm aware of don't include a bootable installation of Windows.
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  3. #3


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    windows 8


    When it asked to save the back up i opted for the usb version

    Thanks atnaak
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by atnaak View Post
    When it asked to save the back up i opted for the usb version

    Thanks atnaak
    So are you using Windows backup, and not a program like Acronis or a program specific to your computer's manufacturer?
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    windows 8


    yes i am just using the backup recovery that came with the computer...other than saving to a disk i saved it to a flashdrive
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    You set USB as the first boot device in BIOS Setup or you press a Fn key (often F12) to bring up the boot menu when you are booting the computer, and select USB.

    You have to put the flash drive in 0one of the USB ports in the computer, not in any kind of external device like a USB port replicator, printer or display.

    This all supposes your computer supports booting from USB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You set USB as the first boot device in BIOS Setup or you press a Fn key (often F12) to bring up the boot menu when you are booting the computer, and select USB.

    You have to put the flash drive in 0one of the USB ports in the computer, not in any kind of external device like a USB port replicator, printer or display.

    This all supposes your computer supports booting from USB.
    That's assuming the USB flash disk has a bootable copy of Windows, which I doubt. I think it's this one, but to be honest I'm waiting for an expert on this to chime in: Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
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  9. #9


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    windows 8

    recover from flash drive


    It has a window that says Windows cannot find a system image on this computer

    Thanks Again for all the help
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  10. #10


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    windows 8


    Ok i had this come up also the drive where windows is installed is locked how do i unlock this? when trying to restore the computer

    Thanks again
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