What is Raks?

Raks is an abbreviation for Regroup And Relaunch. At the start of any reboot, your main system (which is usually a Windows PC) will come to a halt and all of your operating system settings will be restored in one flash. The difference is that Windows starts from a clean slate and you are able to reboot the system from the start. This method is sometimes called a live CD boot or simply the live USB.

You will want this before any major software updates.

What is a live USB?

For those who are wondering, a live USB has a working software installation, but doesn’t go into an installed OS. You just connect, boot up, and let the software take over.

Why buy a live USB?

This is one of the best methods to ensure your system is truly fresh. And, if you find out how to remove the files from your computer (such as removing the Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 boot discs) you’ll be able to get to your system in the comfort of your own home or office.

So, how do I get a live USB?

If you own a Windows computer, or want to get a live USB, you’ll need to have several pieces of hardware in place. First, you’ll need a microSD memory card that is formatted for internal storage by the microSD card reader on your PC or Mac (not included). Alternatively, you can buy a microSDHC card that’s already formatted for internal storage. There’s a difference between microSD cards and SD cards. You can check them out here.

Your computer will also need a micro USB cable (you could even buy a standalone USB USB cable). Your computer will also need USB adapter hardware. You’ll find this at most computer and video retailers.

Your device will also need a hard drive. You can use an external hard drive and a USB cable (assuming that the SD card is formatted for internal storage) to connect this hard drive to your computer. Be sure to use a storage device that can boot a new operating system to your new computer (and not one that can install the OS). There are two kinds of boot drives: CD drives and USB drives. The choice is yours. You can find more information on each of these topics.

Finally, you’ll need a live USB device that will boot your new operating system to your new computer (and not one that can install the old operating system).