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How to use your NinjaStik with a PC

General PC instructions to boot from USB Step 1 – Turn off your computer! If you plug the NinjaStik  into a running computer it will say ‘device is empty’ or ‘device requires formatting’.  Do not format the NinjaStik.  Turn off your computer! Step 2 – Plug in the NinjaStik and then turn on your computer. Step…
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Reencrypt your NinjaStik

Each time you make a new NinjaStik  you will need to reencrypt to change the encryption keys. Shared encryption keys compromise the security. Apologies for the understatement. The NinjaStik has a common encryption key as it originates from a single image. The reencryption tool is nothing more than a basic ubuntu operating system with a command…
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How to choose a startup disk on your Mac to boot from USB

You set your Mac or Macbook which disk to start up from when more than one startup disk is connected. This works for USB drives including the NinjaStik  For 2018 / 2019 Macs with the Secure Boot T2 Chip, see the 2018 Macbook Pro Boot from USB instructions. A “startup disk” is a volume or partition of…
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Apple Boot Support – Boot a Mac from USB

Startup key combinations for Mac when trying to boot from the NinjaStik USB.   Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup.   Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers.…
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Acer laptop – boot from USB

Acer laptops including the Aspire and Travelmate series can work very well with the NinjaStik but often require a quick change to the BIOS to allow them to boot from USB. To use your NinjaStik USB with newer models of the Acer Aspire laptops (usually running Windows 7 or 8) you will need to make a quick change…
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Samsung – boot from usb

The Samsung laptops running Windows may have secure boot or UEFI boot enabled which prevents the system from running anything but Windows. This is an easy change to make and will not affect normal operation or Windows.   Turn off the computer, unplug the NinjaStik, turn on the computer, press F2 right after turning it…
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HP Envy – boot from USB

The NinjaStik USB works very well with the HP Envy series of laptops.  Often you will need to make a quick change to the BIOS settings to enable the ability to boot from USB.   Firstly, try to boot from USB, turn off your computer, plug in the NinjaStik, power on,Immediately press the Escape key…
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ASUS laptop boot from USB

The ASUS laptops including the K series, Zenbook and Zenbook Prime are great computers to use with a NinjaStik once you enable the ability to boot from USB.   This procedure will apply for most Asus laptops from 2010 to current.   1) Turn off your computer, unplug the NinjaStik. 2) Turn on your computer,…
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