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Basic User Instructions (Boot from USB drive instructions below) 1. 2. 2. so 3. on 4. Use Winrar or 7-ZIP to extract the files. Choose the correct image file to use. x86 = 32bit, and x64 = 64bit Use a program like nero, or the free imgburn program to burn the extracted .i file. In the target computers bios change boot order so that CD/DVD drive is first the list. Boot from disc.

All x86 versions will boot on any x86 computer (e.g. ERD5 will boot on an x86 vi sta computer), but certain features like OS recovery will not work unless you bo ot the version made for your OS. Everything else is self explanatory. ______________________________________________________ Advanced User Instructions ERD60 for vista and Windows 7 are USB drive bootable by following these instruct ions 1. 2. 3. 4. Run command prompt with admin privileges Type in "diskpart" Type in "list disk" to find diskpart's designation for your USB drive Assuming your USB drive is listed as disk 1 type: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. select clean create select active format assign exit disk 1 partition primary partition 1 fs=fat32 quick

*do not close the elevated command prompt *it is usually ok to create a NTFS partition on the flash drive, but this someti mes causes problems on initial boot. I only recommend doing this for flash memor y larger than 4gb, and when they are going to be used with a newer computer. 5. We now need to make the flash drive bootable. a.Insert or mount your windows Vista or 7 DVD b.Go to the elevated command prompt and change the directory to your Windows DVD by typing the following commands. (Substitute "d" for your DVD drive letter) 1. d: 2. cd d:\boot c. We are now going to use a tool called bootsect located on the windows DVD. Assuming your USB drive is located at E: enter the following command 3. bootsect /nt60 E: 6. Now we need to coppy all of the Windows files to the USB drive. Assuming you

have the DVD mounted to D: and the USB drive located at E: then type this into t he admin elevated command prompt: xcopy D:\*.* /s/e E:\ 7. In the bios change the boot order to allow the computer to boot from the flas h drive. That's it. ERD5 for XP can also be booted via flash drive by using grub4dos and some other tools, but I am not going to cover this. ______________________________________________________ All files tested and working 10/20/2009 Windows 7 image tested and working 02/25/2010 ERD50 x86 Fully Working Windows XP - SP2, SP3 Partial functionality - Windows Vista x86 - SP1, SP2 Windows 7 x86 - RTM ERD60 X86 Fully Working Windows Vista x86 - SP1, SP2 Partial functionality - Windows XP - SP2, SP3 Windows 7 x86 - RTM (almost all features work) ERD60 X64 Fully Working Windows Vista x64 - SP1, SP2 Partial functionality - Possibly Windows XP x64 (not tested) Windows 7 x64 - RTM (almost all features work) ERD65 x86 Fully Working Windows 7 x86 Partial functionality - Possibly Windows XP x86 Windows Vista x86 - SP1, SP2 (almost all features work) ERD65 x64 Fully Working Windows 7 x64 Partial functionality - Possibly Windows XP x64 (not tested) Windows Vista x64 - SP1, SP2 (almost all features work) *ERD50 not tested on XP versions before SP2 (should still work on Win2K) When under partial functionality these features do NOT work: Locksmith Computer Management Hotfix Uninstall SFC Scan PC Backup Restore System Restore Crash Analyzer TCP/IP Config Services and Drivers (ERD50 only) When under partial functionality these features DO generally work (no guarantees though): Memory Diagnostic Command Prompt Registry Editor

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