Installation of Disaster Recovery Utility
Creation of a recovery drive is performed by Disaster Recovery Installation Kit. Installation Kit is a Windows application that lets you create bootable flash or USB drives with the module.
At present, there is no other way to create a recovery drive, than from Windows.
To create a recovery drive, follow these steps:
Note: If you already have the installation packages, simply select the folder where they are located, and the download will be skipped.
After you click Install, the program installs Disaster Recovery on the selected drive.
Note: You will be prompted to format the flash drive where you will install the Disaster Recivery utility. If you will select the installation without formatting the drive, please make sure that the drive has at least 400 Mbs of free space to install Disaster Recovery!
Installation normally takes five to ten minutes, depending on the drive size and resources of your computer.
To boot from this Flash or USB drive and run the software, you need to have USB listed in BIOS boot order at the first place.
Setting up BIOS Boot Order
Moving USB to the first place in the list of the BIOS boot order enables you to run the operating system that is installed on the USB device, rather than your primary HDD.
To change BIOS boot order, follow these steps:
Since BIOS is a part of motherboard hardware, it is specific to each system, and boot order options may be located in different places.
The BIOS boot order lists all hardware connected to the computer’s motherboard, from HDDs to USB and CD/DVD drives.
After you restart the computer, it will automatically try to load the system from a USB drive.
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