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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

30 Jan 2011   #111
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure what you mean by
Quote:
the boot image is still reminiscent of Vista
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Perhaps you would prefer a different screen res. 1024x768 will probably look a lot better.


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31 Jan 2011   #112
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That's odd, I haven't got waik on my 7 installtions, and Gimagex runs fine.

It also runs fine in pe - just chuck the 32 bit Gimagex in your pe system32 folder , fire it up by typing Gimagex at the macrium command prompt.


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Great Kado - yes you can use dism to mount if you like - just thought most would find Gimagex easier - it's free and it runs straight off in windows 7 - no need to install anything.

You can't run a 64 bit coded app. in 32 bit pe.

You can't run a 32 bit coded app. in 64 bit pe - unless you put in a large syswow directory and all the relevant reg entries - pointless, really - just use 32 pe instead. ( I admit, I have built a 64 bit pe3 with syswow and can run most things in there fine - it's a lot of effort and there is no practical advantage - it's also bigger and heavier on the ram )

That's why 32 bit pe is much more useful - virtually every app. you will want to use is 32 bit coded and they work fine - even if your installed windows is 64 bit.
I did try Gimagex and it complained that I needed the WAIK to run it. Maybe it's not in home premium. Dismgui doesn't need installing either.
Mmm yes you are right it does work. Perhaps I should not have read the help first which says that you do.


Update: Wingapi.dll the help talks about being in the WAIK seems to be a part of windows 7 and is in the PE3 as well.
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31 Jan 2011   #113
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure what you mean by
Quote:
the boot image is still reminiscent of Vista
/.

Perhaps you would prefer a different screen res. 1024x768 will probably look a lot better.
During the boot up process, such as the loading status bar and its color, it looks like Vista type of loading and not Windows 7.

It is from a 1024x768 screen resolution, re-sized in Photoshop and lowered the color from 32 to 16-bits to make it a small picture size for the forum.

Since it is a USB stick, theoretically I could just install the ATI driver for running the rescue disc in 1920x1080 resolution. The chances are that the answer is no, maybe some of the subsystem isn't in place for the install.Hopefully, I'll never have to use it anyway...
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31 Jan 2011   #114
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I've had nothing but trouble with the later versions of Acronis TIH. Their product seems to be going downhill, each version seems worse and has more issues and good features from previous versions dropped, new useless features added and a more confusing GUI interface each release. This is sad to me since when I first got it, back in version 9 I think, it was pretty good. I

The only part of Acronis that has remained good is the disk cloning. I use that frequently and it is reliable. I just cloned my system disk onto a new one last night. So I just use the free Western Digital version for that.

Apart from that I use Synctoy for data backups and Windows 7 for an image backup.
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31 Jan 2011   #115
SIW2

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lol Croozng - i meant if you set winpe 3 screen resolution to a higher value it is more attractive than the default 800x600. You can use an xml file to set it during boot.

Nothing to do with your uploaded screnshot.

Odd you get the Vista loading bars - doesn't happen to me.
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31 Jan 2011   #116
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To get back on topic - you can type bmrui at macrium command prompt to start up win sys img gui - peculiarly, it only works if you made the image in 32 bit o/s.

If you type wbadmin.exe instead - you can restore win sys img irrespective of the bit version it was created under.
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31 Jan 2011   #117
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
lol Croozng - i meant if you set winpe 3 screen resolution to a higher value it is more attractive than the default 800x600. You can use an xml file to set it during boot.

Nothing to do with your uploaded screnshot.

Odd you get the Vista loading bars - doesn't happen to me.
Oh, I didn't even realize that the default is 800x600; the pictures that I've taken with the camera were huge...

Here are some of the lousy images for the Vista loading bars:

System Imaging Tool W7-rescue-load.jpg

Now, this is really lousy image since it was going by so fast:

System Imaging Tool W7-status-bar.jpg

Notice the greenish-yellow Vista color...


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31 Jan 2011   #118
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
To get back on topic - you can type bmrui at macrium command prompt to start up win sys img gui - peculiarly, it only works if you made the image in 32 bit o/s.

If you type wbadmin.exe instead - you can restore win sys img irrespective of the bit version it was created under.
The background image is the same resolution and color depth as the original was, 1024x768 24-bit; it is actually the same size as well, 2.25MBs. And yes, I created it in a 64-bit environment, including Photoshop...

I've searched for the xml file to change the resolution of the rescue desktop, but I didn't find any. Where do you adjust the screen resolution for the desktop?
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31 Jan 2011   #119
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You could mount the wim you already made, put init.xml in yourmountfolder\Users\Default\Documents

init.zip

Replace starnet.cmd ( in yourmountfolder\windows\system32 ) with this one

startnet.zip

To adjust res after you booted up you can put this in system32 , then call it up from macrium command prompt by typing:

autodisplay

AutoDisplay.zip

When it pops up, put a dot in the res. you want and click the middle button at the bottom to Apply.


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01 Feb 2011   #120
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

You could mount the wim you already made, put init.xml in yourmountfolder\Users\Default\Documents

Attachment 135737

Replace starnet.cmd ( in yourmountfolder\windows\system32 ) with this one

Attachment 135738

To adjust res after you booted up you can put this in system32 , then call it up from macrium command prompt by typing:

autodisplay

Attachment 135739

When it pops up, put a dot in the res. you want and click the middle button at the bottom to Apply.
Thanks SIW for your help...

The autodisplay command worked and set the resolution via this command to the max at 1400x1050 32-bit color:

System Imaging Tool W7-1400x1050.jpg

On the other hand starting WinPE with resolution 1024x768 did not work, despite all files had been loaded:

System Imaging Tool W7-1400x1050_text.jpg

The picture was taken after the "autodisplay" adjusted the resolution.

This is fine as it is and your help is greatly appreciated, thanks again...


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