12-18-2013 03:57 PM
Yes I have checked the boot options in BIOS & external USB is there and moved to top of the list with no result. Presume I require DVD approach instead but have no idea how to transfer Recovery data from the key to a disc.
Any advice appreciated ... wondering if I'm SOL with recovery and should attempt to clone the original drive before it's too late?
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12-18-2013 04:13 PM
Sometimes, just setting the the notebook to boot from the usb doesn't work as it should, so it may be worth trying the following.
Shutdown the notebook.
Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu. Insert the Windows 7 flash drive. Select the Boot Options menu ( f9 ). If the usb drive is listed, use the arrow keys to highlight the flash drive and hit enter.
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12-18-2013 05:00 PM
Bit worried because I had previously moved USB to top of boot order and then when Recovery finished it just rebooted back into it again =\ Seems the holidays are for watching bars fill up on screens.
Ahem - anyway! Thanks for your help! H