10 December 2016
I must be much more inept than I think.
If I remove my USB stick and get it flashing, then press my device, then insert my USB stick back into my machine I still do not see "exclude".
I am now not seeing "add device" option anymore in the Z-wave commands area.
Also, When should I exit recover mode?
The include and exclude parts are not a function of Axial. It's purely a function of your USB stick and z-wave in general. Walk to your switch/device with the USB stick in exclude mode, then put your device into exclude mode. To do that, refer to your device manual, but most of the time pressing the switch on/off a few times will do the trick. Once you see the usb stick's light blink a few times in a special pattern, it'll indicate the exclude was a success. Immediately put your USB stick into include mode (turn off the blink, then turn it on again with a quick tap of the button), then put your device into include mode too (again, your manual will tell you how, but it's usually just a matter of tapping the switch once). You'll know it worked because the USB stick will again do a fancy blink pattern.
After you've included a device or two, put the usb stick back into your computer and wait a minute or two and they'll show up at the bottom of your device list. At that point, you can do a "match."
Also, don't exit recovery mode until you've completely re-included all your devices to the new usb stick.