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System Requirements:

See specific Windows/Mac requirements below. Requires a USB port to plug into. You can connect your Bluetooth devices to your StartMeStick. However, the StartMeStick requires the use of a wired mouse/keyboard for Bluetooth device setup each session.

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PC INSTRUCTIONS

A. How to Start FixMeStick

  1. Turn ON your computer and log in to your normal desktop/background.
  2. Plug your StartMeStick™ device into a USB port on your computer. Using a desktop? Try a USB port at the back of the tower.
  3. Next, open “File Explorer” or “My Computer” by following one of these methods:
    • Left click the “Start” button and select “My Computer” or “Computer”.
    • Right click the Windows icon, and select “File Explorer”.
  4. A new window will appear on your screen. The “StartMeStick USB” drive will be on the left-hand side of that window. Left click on “StartMeStick USB”. If you do not see it, try a different USB port.
  5. Double left click on “StartMeStick” and select “Yes” on the pop-up asking to allow changes to your computer.
  6. The StartMeStick device will update. Click “REBOOT AND START STARTMESTICK”, then follow the steps on your screen to start StartMeStick.

B. How to Start StartMeStick Outside of Windows

  1. Power OFF your computer.
  2. Turn ON your computer and log in to your normal desktop/background.
  3. Power ON your PC and immediately start tapping F12 until you see the “Boot Menu” or “Boot Device Options”. If F12 doesn’t work, try Esc or click here to see which Boot Menu Key corresponds with your computer.
  4. Your mouse will not work, so use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight “StartMeStick” or “USB”, then hit the Enter key.

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System Requirements:

All PCs released after 2001. 1 GB RAM.

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MAC INSTRUCTIONS

A. How to Start FixMeStick

  1. Power OFF your Mac.
  2. Plug your StartMeStick™ device into a USB port on your computer. Using a desktop? Try a USB port at the back of the tower.
  3. Power ON your Mac and immediately press and hold the “ALT/OPTION” key until you see a Startup Menu. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight “EFI BOOT”. Then hit the Enter key. If you do not see EFI boot, unplug the StartMeStick device and plug it into a different USB port.

B. Having trouble starting StartMestick?

  1. Hold down the power button until the Mac shuts off and repeat Steps 1-3 in A.
  2. After you select “EFI BOOT” you will see the StartMeStick logo and three options in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Immediately press any key on your keyboard.
  3. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight a “FAILSAFE” option. Then hit the Enter key. StartMeStick will start! If you’re still having issues, retry these steps and select another “FAILSAFE” option.

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System Requirements:

All Macs from 2006 to 2017. 2018 and later systems are not yet compatible. 1 GB RAM.