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EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 won't boot from USB

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    EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 won't boot from USB


    EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 emergency disk won't boot from USB.

    That's the long and the short of it. I changed the boot priority in BIOS to boot the USB first. I got it to read the USB key one time when plugged into the USB 2.0 port. While the busy circles were twirling I got a "please wait." Then I got a command prompt flicker, then a screen from Windows saying it did not boot properly.

    So I turned off Secure Boot. Made the USB boot stick over again. Now I get nada no matter what. I hold down the power button to shut down. When I power back up it just goes to the regular logon screen.

    I was hoping to be able to boot off the stick to avoid buying a 5 pack of CDR just to burn one disc. At least for now to have my system backed up.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Has EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 have full support for Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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    All I could find was "supports windows 8 consumer preview"
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    Looks like Macrium Reflect Free is closer from the feature list.

    Edit: but it wants to download 371 MB of WinPE. I'll be dead by that time on this network.
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    Hello, Easeus USB booting fine here (tosh laptop), 2 steps: disable secure boot, then change from uefi to csm. About Reflect, you can get it without the pe (was easy, but I don't remember how!).
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    Problems with System Imaging with Windows 8.1.

    Windows:
    Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality


    Paragon 12 & SSR Desktop Edition 2013.
    Embedded Product Key (8.0) for 8.1 install

    Paragon update to 14
    Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
    Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

    SSR Desktop Edition update to 2014,
    SSR Desktop Edition, Out Feb 2014.
    PC Backup Software | Symantec
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Hello, Easeus USB booting fine here (tosh laptop), 2 steps: disable secure boot, then change from uefi to csm.
    Ok, I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Hello, Easeus USB booting fine here (tosh laptop), 2 steps: disable secure boot, then change from uefi to csm. About Reflect, you can get it without the pe (was easy, but I don't remember how!).
    So EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 has no full support for Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot, & not signed by Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Hello, Easeus USB booting fine here (tosh laptop), 2 steps: disable secure boot, then change from uefi to csm. About Reflect, you can get it without the pe (was easy, but I don't remember how!).
    Ok, you say the USB booted. But did you ever try a restore? I don't see anything about csm in BIOS. So I guess I have to get at it from uefi options panel.

    Edit: that just brings me to the same settings as pressing F2 on startup. I see nothing on any page about "CSM" so I'm lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Hello, Easeus USB booting fine here (tosh laptop), 2 steps: disable secure boot, then change from uefi to csm. About Reflect, you can get it without the pe (was easy, but I don't remember how!).
    So EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 has no full support for Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot, & not signed by Microsoft.
    Seems so. I was pretty at home setting up multi-boot systems until this signing crap came along. I can imagine it's even more fun if the system you are playing around on is hosed.

    So it looks like even if I get this USB stick to boot I won't know if the backup image is worth anything unless I risk my OS install. As usual the only real test is trial and error. I don't think I want to go that far at this time though.
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