EasyRe problem

stpracer

Member
I just paid for and downloaded EasyRe. I then downloaded easy USB. I ran easy USB and created a bootable USB. My problem is now that the USB is not UEFI. The PC I'm working on is UEFI only. And yes - I disabled secure boot. Thoughts on how to proceed?
 

Terry60

Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
A bootable USB drive is not dependent on whether the system you use it on is MBR/BIOS or UEFI.
It should boot anywhere providing that the OEM of your PC isn't actively preventing USB boot.
Check that your UEFI bios settings have USB set to boot before HDD.
 

stpracer

Member
I can boot from several other USBs that I created using Rufus and UEFI only. This is a first for me there is no option to boot an MBR legacy. It is UEFI only. It will not recognize anything else other than a UEFI bootable device. F12 brings up the boot menu so I can select any bootable device plugged into it.

I went the pain way and booted to a win10 UEFI USB and reinstalled from the beginning. I'd hope to avoid that.
 

Pamela145

New Member
It's legit, but it does nothing that any competent PC user can't do using free utilities. It's not a "magic bullet" that fixes all PC problems, no such single utility exists.
 

Terry60

Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
It's legit, but it does nothing that any competent PC user can't do using free utilities. It's not a "magic bullet" that fixes all PC problems, no such single utility exists.
Neosmart used to host a copy of the free Windows Repair Disc as a convenience for users who had no installation DVD and had lacked the foresight to create their own copy before their PC died.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that it's a free resource, MS threatened to sue if it wasn't removed, so The EasyBCD author wrote a functional equivalent as a Linux OS and bundled a few other freeware repair resources along with it, and automated the repair process.
It was never a "necessary" resource for anyone with a retail copy of any Windows OS, but the world is full of end-users who fail to anticipate future problems and prepare themselves for them.
 
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