1526: Starting Acronis Product from USB Flash Drive

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You can do this directly from the product

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery)
  • Acronis True Image Home
  • Acronis True Image 9.1
  • Acronis True Image Echo
  • Acronis Snap Deploy
  • Acronis Disk Director


Any of the listed Acronis products can be run on a bare-metal or unbootable computer. To do this, it is necessary to create Acronis Bootable Media. A USB flash drive or disk can be used for this purpose.


You can create Acronis Bootable Media on a flash drive from within the product:

If you encounter issues when creating a bootable USB flash drive or disk by means of Acronis Bootable Media Builder you can try one of the workarounds below:

  1. Using Grub4DOS to Create a Bootable Drive by MudCrab, Acronis Forum MVP (applies to all Windows OSes)

More information

For additional information on what Acronis Bootable Media is and what types of it are supported please see Standalone Version of Acronis Software.



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