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    What do you recommend to lock the USB stick from writing? I'm having an issue when I connect the drive to other computers that have AV active and it ends up quarantining/removing some of the portable apps.
     
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    Is the included free Lockpick tool as good as "Kon-Boot" in that it can boot regardless of password?
     
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    PC Ulocker has the ability to bypass a local account password without resetting it, but not sure if it will work on Windows account as I believe Konboot will allow, but you can change the password of local and Windows accounts with it.
     
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    So can anybody tell me if there is a utility I can run to set the Medicat USB to "Read only"? I recall this being mentioned in one of the previous 150+ pages but couldn't find it.
     
  5. Jayro

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    I have tried everything, and cannot for the life of me get Kon-boot working properly in Ventoy. So I don't include it. Other tools have the ability to bypass the password and work better, so it's a bit useless and outdated as a modern solution anyways, especially without any UEFI support.


    If you have an iODD device and install MediCat to a VHD file, you can lock that as read-only. Otherwise I'm not sure how you'd accomplish that without a hardware switch for Read-Only, which I've only seen on really old USB sticks, and premium ones that offer hardware encryption.
     
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    Kon-Boot doesn't include UEFI support??? I'm sure it does as it can beat Windows 10 online logins & is often updated.
     
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    Well I've never gotten it working.ive tried the floppy image, the CD image, and the USB image, and nothing works on my 3 machines here at home.
     
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    is it possible to get medicat onto a USB that will boot to both UEFI AND the old bios systems? If so, please do write how to make it happen. It's been doing my head in all day.
     
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    It's on the first page in the spoiler tag of instructions. It's up to YOU to set your BIOS to boot into the correct mode you need.
     
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    Thank you for the response, much appreciated!
    Just to confirm - will following the instructions on the front page ensure the USB boots to both UEFI and the legacy system? I was under the impression that the legacy system uses MBR, but UEFI uses GPT.

    BTW, regarding setting up BIOS to boot into correct mode: newer systems that are being released no longer have an option for legacy USB booting. they're UEFI only. But many of the older systems I use at work don't have UEFI. So yeah, really wanted a single USB device that could be used with any and all PCs.

    P.S. KonBoot 3.5 and later support UEFI even with secure boot. I also recall that the 2.7 version definitely had UEFI support.
     
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    UEFI can boot from MBR just fine most of the time, but GPT usually gets you better results on newer machines. The release later this May will change over to GPT as the default, going forward. And I'll change the installation guide as needed.
     
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    Hello guys
    first of all Thnx for thios share... I m very new here and tried medicat while ago.. I now downloaded the latest version via torrent download completed however when I try to extract (with 7zip or winrar) having writing error messages and I couldnt figure this out
    can any 1 pls help me

    thank you
     
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    try to check hashes of your downloaded zip files


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    And disable your antivirus, and only extract the first 001 file.
     
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    Hello again.. thnx for help! I tried all but found out that extracting on USB was problematic.. I moved the files to hdd then extracted and there wasnt any issue during extraction!... thnx again
    all good now
     
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    Good night .

    Thanks to Jairo for his generosity with the updates and the material.

    I downloaded the latest update of medicat 21.03, and I'm having trouble unzipping the files.

    Try 7zip and 360 zip.

    Here the error.

    Anyone have any idea what happens?

    Thank you very much for the help.


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jayro

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    Files .001, .002, and .003 are not the correct size, you need to download those ones again.
     
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    good morning, i have version 20.10 how do i update without losing what i've already modified and portables it includes?
     
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    Your PortableApps fder can be dragged over. But from v20 and onward you'll need to make a new drive from v19.xx
     
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