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atnaak

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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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FuturDreamz

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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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    Asus Tansformer Book Flip TP500LN
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    Intel i5-4210U
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    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
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FuturDreamz

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Tansformer Book Flip TP500LN
    CPU
    Intel i5-4210U
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 840M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1TB Hybrid
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

Ztruker

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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
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    HP h2207
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    [email protected]
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    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
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    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
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    SeaMonkey
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    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
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    UEFI/GPT
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FuturDreamz

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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.

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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Tansformer Book Flip TP500LN
    CPU
    Intel i5-4210U
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 840M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1TB Hybrid
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

atnaak

New Member
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    571

Ztruker

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Did you click the "Select a System Image" radio button? If not, that's why you are getting the error message. You need to select that then navigate to the image on your flash drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

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