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ReadSpeed needs a list of its pre-reqs in one place. From my limited experience:

The minimum/maximum size of the USB flash drive
The necessary (if any) file system on the USB flash drive
The Windows program needs to be run as an Admin user
The Windows program does not run with Controlled Folder Access enabled on Win10. The error says you can poke a hole in CFA, but does not give the details.
Secure boot needs to be disabled

Is that everything?
 
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Legacy mode needs to be enabled in the BIOS (where available).

Not sure why you think the 2 "Windows program" points are relevant.
 
The minimum/maximum size of the USB flash drive
I believe there is a maximum size to preclude wiping/formatting a large fixed drive. I don't recall what this limit is.
The minimum is the minimum is per FAT 32?

The necessary (if any) file system on the USB flash drive
None required. ReadSpeed wipes and re-formats the flash drive and writes its own custom FreeDOS file system.

The Windows program needs to be run as an Admin user
Right! Methinks the ReadSpeed page could/should document this important fact.

I copied cmd.exe to my ReadSpeed folder and set its properties to always run as Admin. Problem solved. But, how would someone inexperienced know this?

The Windows program does not run with Controlled Folder Access enabled on Win10. The error says you can poke a hole in CFA, but does not give the details.

I'm not familiar with this. I have never encountered this.

Secure boot needs to be disabled
Right! And legacy boot (if available) enabled.
 
The Windows program needs to be run as an Admin user
The Windows program does not run with Controlled Folder Access enabled on Win10. The error says you can poke a hole in CFA, but does not give the details.
Secure boot needs to be disabled
All VERY good points, Michael. Thanks! Since this will be true for SpinRite's Windows side, I've added this to both ToDo lists. Thanks!
 
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