Windows 10: Macrium Reflect 5.3 (WinPE 3.1) Rescue CD compatiblity with Windows 10

  1.    14 Dec 2017 #1

    Macrium Reflect 5.3 (WinPE 3.1) Rescue CD compatiblity with Windows 10


    Hi all,
    I'm getting a new laptop (Win 10) in a few days and I want to make a Macrium Reflect Image of its system before I install ANY software.

    I have an old Macrium Reflect 5.3 (WinPE 3.1) Rescue CD that was made on a Windows Vista PC.

    Does anyone know if I could use my old MR Rescue CD to image a Windows 10 PC?laptop? Or, does Macrium Reflect have to be installed before a MR image can be made?

    Thanks.
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  2.    14 Dec 2017 #2

    Your Macrium Reflect Program is way out of date. The new Free v 7.1.2768 is now out. If your CD was made on a Vista PC then it can only restore Vista and since Vista is no longer supported it may not even work. I would believe that MR would have to be installed. If your intent is to image Vista to a external Hard drive then that would work but restoring it may be problematic. But to image Windows 10 I would say no.
    The Rescues CD is only used to restore and NOT image a system.

    The new MR can be found Below:

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Your Macrium Reflect Program is way out of date. The new Free v 7.1.2768 is now out. If your CD was made on a Vista PC then it can only restore Vista and since Vista is no longer supported it may not even work. I would believe that MR would have to be installed. If your intent is to image Vista to a external Hard drive then that would work but restoring it may be problematic. But to image Windows 10 I would say no.
    The Rescues CD is only used to restore and NOT image a system.

    The new MR can be found Below:

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Sure you can backup with a Rescue CD as well.
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  4.    15 Dec 2017 #4

    +1 cereberus -- the MR rescue DVD or USB also contains the function of making full images as well. You have to "hunt" for the appropriate key strokes.
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  5.    15 Dec 2017 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    Sure you can backup with a Rescue CD as well.
    I did not know that as I did not see a need to do it since I have the Home Version installed. Thanks
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    trying to install win10
       15 Dec 2017 #6

    You would need to turn of secure boot ( if enabled in bios ) and your new machine would need to support csm to boot 3.1 pe.
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  7.    25 Dec 2017 #7

    SIW2 said: View Post
    You would need to turn of secure boot ( if enabled in bios ) and your new machine would need to support csm to boot 3.1 pe.
    It would probably not reliably backup a UEFI system anyway. Anyway OP just needs to create a new one.
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