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EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 won't boot from USB

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Ok. Hitting F12 on boot gave me the boot menu. But when I hit Enter with USB selected it just boots the the normal logon screen. Man what a hassle!! I'm seeing why the "upgrades" to W7. This is a lot of work for what benefit? Sheesh.

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  2. #12


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    it's even more fun if the system you are playing around on is hosed.
    YES, Hosed a few testing.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Seems like all avenues are blocked. I downloaded a custom WinPE ISO image from a thread on this forum. Also the Windows 7 download tool to make a boot USB. It formats the stick and copies like 98% of the ISO, then turns red and craps out. This is a strange way to do easy backup images.

    Think I'll wipe the USB stick, uninstall all this crap and wait for newer releases.
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  4. #14


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    I downloaded a custom WinPE ISO image from a thread on this forum.
    What thread, I will test.

    Also the Windows 7 download tool to make a boot USB
    You can not make a UEFI bootable USB with tool.
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  5. #15


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    W8.1, W7


    So it looks like even if I get this USB stick to boot I won't know if the backup image is worth anything
    Very correct, the free Easeus is for mbr only, it's linux USB is capable of booting by disabling uefi in bios (shouldn't have posted about it), the program starts fine but zero usefulness and zero restore, won't see the disk\partitions. Works fine with mbr W8. Need the paid version to get gpt\uefi support.

    The Reflect free I am using (PE usb) boots\restores perfect from USB\uefi. It removes any restore points, I make a new fresh one after a restore. Good luck.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    So it looks like even if I get this USB stick to boot I won't know if the backup image is worth anything
    Very correct, the free Easeus is for mbr only, it's linux USB is capable of booting by disabling uefi in bios (shouldn't have posted about it), the program starts fine but zero usefulness and zero restore, won't see the disk\partitions. Works fine with mbr W8. Need the paid version to get gpt\uefi support.

    The Reflect free I am using (PE usb) boots\restores perfect from USB\uefi. It removes any restore points, I make a new fresh one after a restore. Good luck.

    Windows & 3rd party Image software, will not backup restore points.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Ok the link is actually on W7 forum, but someone posted the link here in one of the EaseUS threads.. but I can't find that thread anymore. Here's the link:
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=475A0...8CA6D4035!1812
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  8. #18


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    YES, I know one of the threads that was in, bricked a new Toshiba on Windows 8 Pre-installed & Windows 7 dual boot test, unit went back to shop bricked,
    Uses WinPE3 for Windows 7, not WinPE4 for Windows 8.

    I would look for a 3rd party Partitioning, Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    So it looks like Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 will do it if I can figure out how to download a few hundred MB over WiFi. I hope the downloader has a resume feature.

    Thanks for the replies. Guess it's back to Macrium again. I'm pretty sure I had 4.2 paid but I don't have the reg key to that one.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would look for a 3rd party Partitioning, Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    How right you were. So much easier with the right tools. Also to be fair I take back what I said about the WiFi here. The rescue disc maker thingy downloaded the WinPE in around 10 minutes. Not bad.

    I got as far as making the USB boot. It comes up just selecting it from the boot menu with secure boot enabled. I put the settings back to normal. The rescue disc maker applet had options for supporting UEFI yadda yadda. The restore program was able to see my partitions. So it looks like I'm in business.
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