A SquareOne OS Recovery USB stick can be created where a portable recovery solution not requiring software installation is needed, or for systems where a recovery partition is not needed (or possible, e.g., due to limited disk space).
Creating a SquareOne OS Recovery USB Stick
SquareOne supports an easy mechanism to create a bootable USB stick with the SquareOne OS Recovery Tool pre-installed. Insert a USB memory stick (at least 1Gb in size) into a PC and run RecoveryStick.exe.
The application will scan for removable drives. Select the suitable drive, choose a suitable file system format, and then click the Start button. Be aware that this operation will delete all other data on the USB stick.
If the stick is intended to contain one or more captured image(s) (.WIM file), then select the NTFS file format, as WIM files are frequently larger that the 4Gb limit allowed in FAT32.
On completion, the selected USB stick will be bootable, and can be booted as described below.
Booting from the USB Stick
To boot from an external USB device, it is necessary to restart the device and press certain key combinations to display the boot menu. Refer to the device BIOS documentation for specific details but these are often either the F8 or F10 key.
Upon booting, the main UI of the SquareOne OS Recovery Tool will be displayed.