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Kudos0

Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

Title says what i ask.  If the machine works normally, is not infected, could someone practice using Norton Bootable Recescupair Tool?  Is this safe to do?

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Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

I have...good idea imo to familiarize yourself... I'm not planning on ever needing NBRT but, I created and tested. 

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

I agree with bjm_. It is like asking if it is OK to run a scan if your system is not infected.

Testing it will also make you feel comfortable if and when you actually need it.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

Thanks you guys.  The only problem now is that I cannot make the direct wire ethernet connection because of how the equipment is positioned.  The piece of router equipment faces the wrong direction with too many things in the way and the piece of equipment cannot be turned because of wiring restrictions.  As been told from my other question, wifi/wireless will not work.  Maybe good for the main computer, but not for the notebook computer.

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

Your license for your Norton security product includes use of Norton Bootable Recovery Tool.   Use is not limited to the machine NBRT was created on.   You can update USB key on machine A and run on machine B. 

  • Support for USB key:

    Norton Bootable Recovery Wizard lets you create a bootable tool even on a USB device. It also lets you update the virus definitions of Norton Bootable Recovery Tool on the USB key. When you try to install the tool on a USB device, all the information present on it is wiped out. Pre-requisite for using the tool from USB key, is that the boot sequence be set to USB device from the BIOS settings of the computer.

  • ISO file support to run the tool from a Virtual Machine:

    You can create an ISO file as your customized Norton Bootable Recovery Tool. This ISO file can be copied to a DVD and used as a recovery DVD on any computer. With the help of ISO file, you can also point to any virtual machine as a virtual DVD. The tool comes with a default set of network and storage drivers. You can add more drivers by clicking on Add drivers. If you do not want to include more drivers in your customized Norton Bootable Recovery Tool, create the tool using the default settings.

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

You can also purchase an ethernet cable of sufficient length for emergency use. 

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

peterweb said,

You can also purchase an ethernet cable of sufficient length for emergency use.

Nice try but no good because need to turn the back of the router around; otherwise cannot connect nor disconnect anything.

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

bjm,

I believe my laptop/notebook computer will not boot from a usb device.  Can a usb flash drive be updated and then the contents put onto a DVD?  This has become too murky for me to understand.

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

As example the OEM Recovery media I used is thumbdrive.  If I ever have to use to it.  I'll have to change boor order.   HDD is primary by default.   If you've created an NBRT DVD try booting same.  If no go.  Then you'll need to change boot order.  If still no go then you'll need to change boot record.   My W8.1 machine has Secure Boot.  So, first I have to disable Secure n' enable Legacy Boot.  Then I have to change boot order.   I made NBRT DVD when I had NIS installed.  Since, I upgraded to NS.  I should probably make a new DVD and see how it works with NS.   Someone in the know may advise how NBRT works with defs in the cloud. 

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

g_cafe_c:

bjm,

I believe my laptop/notebook computer will not boot from a usb device.  Can a usb flash drive be updated and then the contents put onto a DVD?  This has become too murky for me to understand.

Or you can just create a bootable DVD in the first place.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

Do cloud defs change anything....

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

I have no experience with the cloud defs or NBRT. I would imagine the NBRT boots up with networking enabled, so it should be able to access any cloud resources.

Others will correct me if I'm wrong.
 

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

Logical....boot with networking.  Maybe NBRT run is the same regardless of installed Norton ? 

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

It should be product neutral. The different products have the same detection engines. It is just the interfaces and features that differentiate the different products.

The NBRT is just a tool that is made available to all Norton customers.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

from peterweb:

[quote]Or you can just create a bootable DVD in the first place.[/quote]

DVD may be the only option (at least for the laptop).  Still I do not know what method is possible for updating NBRT before burning/copying to the DVD.  No wired internet for the laptop.

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

g_cafe_c:

peterweb said,

You can also purchase an ethernet cable of sufficient length for emergency use.

Nice try but no good because need to turn the back of the router around; otherwise cannot connect nor disconnect anything.

If the NBRT is going to be some kind of priority, maybe you could take the time to do a one time move of the router to connect a cable that you can  leave coiled up until needed.

This is similar to what I try to do with my recovery system for my laptop.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

peterweb,

What you say I cannot do.  Only the computer which is currently connected to all the DSL-Internet equipment is ethernet wired.  No direct ethernet connection for the laptops here.  That is the problem.  I am stuck because of current physical restrictions on all the equipment:  Cabinet with restrictive holes, shelve between DSL-Internet equipment, short cables among equipment, hole through wall for cables, the piece of equipment where ethernet goes facing wrong direction being not manually reachable.  Also cannot turn the piece of equipment because currently connected wires and holes will not allow it.

Maybemaybemaybemaybe maybe, the main computer monitor might be temporarily removed and maybemaybemaybe the piece of equipment behind it with the ethernet slots could be turned enough(?) to be able to connect a laptop/notebook there, but this would be a large physical chore.

That's why wireless would be the only good method for internet to use NBRT.  But NBRT requires wired connection.  No resolution possible.  For this, I wanted to know if updating for NBRT can be done BEFORE putting NBRT onto a DVD?

Kudos0

Re: Can I practice with NBRT if computer works well and believed not infected?

DVD may be the only option (at least for the laptop).  Still I do not know what method is possible for updating NBRT before burning/copying to the DVD.  No wired internet for the laptop.

I think what you are asking here is for the creation of the NBRT DVD. You can do that from any computer with an internet connection. The restriction seems to be when you need to use the NBRT that it requires a wired internet connection.

I'll try to find a spare DVD and try this.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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