I am unable to get R-Drive startup disk or flashdrive to work with Windows 8.1, both on a Lenovo T530 and on a Surface Pro 2. (I'm not trying to restore, just validate that the startup disks will boot.)
I have tried both FAT32 flash and CD startup disks. I have turned off Secure Boot, just in case. I have tried to boot the startup disks through the Settings/Change PC Settings/Update & Recovery/Recovery/Advanced Startup/Restart Now re-boot option. On the Surface Pro 2, I also tried the alternative method of holding the volume-down key while pressing the power/start button. On the Lenovo T530, I also tried the alternative method of entering the BIOS-like Boot Menu to select the boot device. I am not aware that any of the startup-disk "troubleshooting" options that apply in this situation (though please correct me if I'm wrong). The connected devices are recognized by the computer, but will not boot.
I will mention that, confusing as UEFI (BIOS successor) is to a non-tech person, I was able to get the computers to use a Windows Recovery flash drive to re-boot. Just not the R-Drive startup disks.
Can you suggest a trouble-shooting step to follow that will allow me to use R-Drive on these Windows 8.1 machines? Or confirm that R-Drive is not yet compatible?