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Windows 7: WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB

09 Sep 2017   #21
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can someone advise me a little as to the best way to do this on my Main machine. I suppose I should practice on a different machine, but here it goes.

I wonder which choice is better for the "Create a Windows PE Rescue Environment" as seen in this tutorial, the 4.0 or the 3.1?
Create a Windows PE Rescue Environment
This is a Windows 8 machine with Windows 7 PRO Installed in Legacy Mode I believe, I didn't do anything special during the Install.

Thanks, Nasty7


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09 Sep 2017   #22
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I pick pe 5 because of its usb 3 support.
From the user guide pg 70
WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB-capture.jpg

Nothing stopping you making a pe 3 as well if you like but you will need to load usb 3 drivers manually or insert them using the DISM command.


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09 Sep 2017   #23
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

PE 5! HAHA, I didn't even see that. I looked at page 70 and didn't see this option, but will try to burn another with PE-5 if possible. I created the 3.1 and made a backup. Meant to leave this link above but it did not work. This is where I got the Directions to create the Recovery Media.
Create a Windows PE Rescue Environment

mjf, it looked to me that the drivers were Installed, am I incorrect? Maybe this is new since you did this that way, as it may or may not show at this link?
Rescue Media Wizard - WinPE drivers


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WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB-2-resque-media-drivers.png 
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09 Sep 2017   #24
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Now I'm unsure what to do with the "Backup Definition File"? in this Window. I created a Folder for it in Documents Folder. Do I just choose the Little Folder Icon and direct it to my Backup Definition File Folder?

Okay, I just set Backup Definition File as a Desktop Shortcut!:


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WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB-9-backup-definition-files.png  
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09 Sep 2017   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
mjf, it looked to me that the drivers were Installed, am I incorrect? Maybe this is new since you did this that way, as it may or may not show at this link?
Puzzling. When you boot the rescue disc/usb can it see images on an external connected USB 3 HDD?
Here are the pe options I get. You need to select change pe versions.
WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB-macrium_pe_options.jpg
Here is the link to the "complete user guide" see pg 70.
http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...+KnowledgeBase


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09 Sep 2017   #26
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There is nothing on pg70 about Windows PE?

I will check to see if I can see my new Image.
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09 Sep 2017   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

follow the link I gave and select complete user guide on the left
WD My Passport Ultra Metal 1TB-page70.jpg

I'm not sure what the problem is.


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09 Sep 2017   #28
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I pick pe 5 because of its usb 3 support.
From the user guide pg 70.
Again, I see nothing about pe5 on page 70, but it's all good as it seems all is working well.
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Puzzling. When you boot the rescue disc/usb can it see images on an external connected USB 3 HDD?
Here are the pe options I get. You need to select change pe versions.
I just booted rescue disc and it saw the backup Image, so thanks very much pushing me to check it. I also just went and took a look at the "change pe versions" and saw the options you presented. This will be nice to know when I do my Windows 8 machine!
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09 Sep 2017   #29
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I wonder, and feel stupid asking, but I can use this drive to Image other computers also right? and files or folders as long as they are all created with Macrium?

Thanks again, Nasty7
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09 Sep 2017   #30
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
Again, I see nothing about pe5 on page 70, but it's all good as it seems all is working well.
I gave you a screenshot of the page in question referring to pe 5. The Macrium documentation specifically states that this pe 5 is useful for supporting usb 3 on a Windows 7 system.

I might try the pe 3.1 rescue and see if it sees my usb 3 connected drives.

Sorry, I don't understand your last question.
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