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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

25 Jan 2014   #820

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
As they are just downloading standard winpe.wim from MS , it is not clear to me why they aren't using pe5.

was noitified of the latest update 6463 last night, it was from the day before, and includes the option to d/l & update my pe4 to pe5. i rebuilt the win7 boot menu option & winpe dvd.

it starts signifiantly faster than the old winpe4 & linux. apparently does not support winxp tho.

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25 Jan 2014   #821

Version 6465

Hello, kronckew:

Following your message, I started Macrium Reflect Free and it updated, but not to version 6463 but to version 6465!

Secondly, is WinPE 5.0 based on Windows 8.1 or Windows 9 (which doesn't exist?)?

All the best and thanks for the heads up!

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25 Jan 2014   #822

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Just to clarify.

There are a couple of sources from which to make winpe recovery/boot media.

1) You already have winre.wim on your hard drive. No download required.
The huge advantage is that includes windows own recovery options, startup repair, system restore, etc, ( win 8 users also have Refresh option in there).

2) Download winpe components from WAIK/WADK. That is a pretty big download and does not include windows recovery options. If you are going to do that, you may as well use the most recent one.
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25 Jan 2014   #823

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

For reference on PE 5.0: What's New in Windows PE
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25 Jan 2014   #824
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Thanks Steve. Good chart.
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25 Jan 2014   #825
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I looked at that chart and my eyes glazed over, my mind went numb, drool started dripping from the corner of my get the not so pretty picture.

What I really need to know is, since I've kept up with the updates for Macrium Reflect (Pro), do I need to make new rescue media (USB sticks) or will the ones I have now still work just fine?
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25 Jan 2014   #826
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Depends how old the one you have is. Just make a new one. It's a 5 minute job.
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25 Jan 2014   #827
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Depends how old the one you have is. Just make a new one. It's a 5 minute job.
It took a "bit" more than five minutes since I had to download Win PE 5.0 first. I have the stick I keep in my desk drawer and the one I keep in my purse done. I also updated recover from boot menu. I haven't bothered to try them out yet. I also need to do my notebook and its stick but that will keep for a while since it's put away and I'm too lazy to dig it out right now.
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25 Jan 2014   #828

Windows 8.1.1 64bit

Will Macrium Reflect work on a Win 8.1 'puter and also as a backup system ?
Posted on Eight Forums and did not get an answer.
Lenovo backup

Can anyone help the lost and confused ?
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25 Jan 2014   #829
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Yes. Works perfectly.
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