New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]


  1. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #471

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    Hi Winona,

    Right you are. Thank you. Soon as I switched to Win RE, everything went back to normal.

    Maybe someone could explain my confusion as to why the Win RE is not the default option.
    I'd like to know the same thing, kitpzyxmsir; looks to me like it would be, but nope. It's definitely not intuitive; someone told me how to change to WinRE . . . maybe @f14tomcat? Then when you had your problem, I had forgotten how and needed to figure it out again.

    And now for the good news! From now on, I'm pretty sure that every time you go to set up new Rescue Media (on each new update of MR), you should have WinRE as the default.

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    Hello HumbertoH

    With all due respect, I must disagree for several reasons.

    First, there is no perfection. There is no such thing as Zero fail. And I get this product for free. Under those circumstances, I can hardly complain. If I don't like it, I can go elsewhere.

    Second, I never said 2 fails. I said bumps in the road. One of these alleged bumps was this one about Wim RE, which was easily and thoroughly explained by Winona. The other was an issue with a Macrium update that was soon dealt with. One of the many great things about Macrium is it's reliability, but if there is a "bump in the road", just revert back to a previous version that was working for you. Problem solved.
    I have to agree with you 100%! I have a large amount of stuff for teaching Windows 10, so I bit the bullet and paid for MR a couple or three weeks ago when they had a half-price sale. I tell my students that no more than they have to back up, Free is all they need.

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    I don't want to disparage Acronis. I stopped using it years ago because I couldn't rely on it for various reasons. It needed further refinement and development. I have no reason to doubt it's improvement since then, but I can't speak for it currently.

    Since then I've tried the leading competitors in this category, and I settled on Macrium, hands down, and never looked back. If you take the time to learn how to use it (it's not complicated), it couldn't be simpler, faster or more competent, IMHO.
    I came to the same conclusion you did a few years ago too.
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  2. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #472

    Caledon Ken said:
    Just updated my daily drive to 4601. Using Windows PE for Macrium. Boot and USB created and tested successfully.

    Attachment 262244
    Just curious Ken. Why would you use WinPE when Microsoft seems to have obsoleted it and replaced it with WinRE?
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  3. Posts : 16,278
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       #473

    Wynona said:
    Just curious Ken. Why would you use WinPE when Microsoft seems to have obsoleted it and replaced it with WinRE?
    Not sure if this is correct, but I seem to recall reading here that WinPE is huge and provides more of an advantage using with multiple different computers, while WinRE is suited specifically to the computer it's created on, and always includes wifi drivers. (Maybe I'm totally wrong about that...) But, some people might want to make WinPE in case they want to use it on multiple computers?
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  4. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #474

    simrick said:
    Not sure if this is correct, but I seem to recall reading here that WinPE is huge and provides more of an advantage using with multiple different computers, while WinRE is suited specifically to the computer it's created on, and always includes wifi drivers. (Maybe I'm totally wrong about that...) But, some people might want to make WinPE in case they want to use it on multiple computers?
    OK, I searched winPE vs winRE and found this at Tom's Hardware.

    Common Uses for WinPE and WinRE - Startup Repair - Tomís Guide - How to Make a Bootable Windows PE USB Drive - Tomís Guide | Tom's Guide

    I haven't read the whole thing, but from what I can tell, each one has its pros and cons. The main one being that WinPE loads network drivers and offers a more complete Vista-like command-line environment, while WinRE offers more and better boot- and disk-management and recovery tools.

    Soooooo, looks to me like we should create one of each if we want to be fully "covered".

    Which makes me wonder why Microsoft didn't add WinPE features to WinRE while they were at it. Sigh . . .

    @kitpzyxmsir - Now, if someone will explain how to make WinPE work on your machine, we'll be in business.
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  5. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #475

    Wynona said:
    OK, I searched winPE vs winRE and found this at Tom's Hardware.

    Common Uses for WinPE and WinRE - Startup Repair - Tom’s Guide - How to Make a Bootable Windows PE USB Drive - Tom’s Guide | Tom's Guide

    I haven't read the whole thing, but from what I can tell, each one has its pros and cons. The main one being that WinPE loads network drivers and offers a more complete Vista-like command-line environment, while WinRE offers more and better boot- and disk-management and recovery tools.

    Soooooo, looks to me like we should create one of each if we want to be fully "covered".

    Which makes me wonder why Microsoft didn't add WinPE features to WinRE while they were at it. Sigh . . .

    @kitpzyxmsir - Now, if someone will explain how to make WinPE work on your machine, we'll be in business.
    Thanks Wynona, that helps.
    Maybe now if kitpzyxmsir switches back to PE from RE it will work?
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  6. Posts : 3,873
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #476

    simrick said:
    Thanks Wynona, that helps.
    Maybe now if kitpzyxmsir switches back to PE from RE it will work?
    Interesting read here 7.2 choices: WinPE or WinRE? .

    Tried out Win PE and it then defaulted in advanced settings. The only way I could get it back to default to RE was to uninstall all components and reinstall. Couldn't find any other way.
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  7. Posts : 26,345
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       #477

    PE vs RE
    Don't over think it
    PE is out dated for recovery system use and needs to be redownloaded each time.
    Also PE is actually a stripped down operating system, with which you can:
    • Set up your hard drive before installing Windows.
    • Install Windows by using apps or scripts from a network or a local drive.
    • Capture and apply Windows images.
    • Modify the Windows operating system while it's not running.
    • Set up automatic recovery tools.
    • Recover data from unbootable devices.
    • Add your own custom shell or GUI to automate these kinds of tasks.



    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...op/winpe-intro


    Recovery Environment(RE) is already installed with Win10.(C:\Windows\System32\ReAgentc.exe)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference
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  8. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #478

    I realised mine was using RE from the beginning. I chose to install MR only.
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  9. Posts : 56,062
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #479

    Cliff S said:
    PE vs RE
    Don't over think it
    PE is out dated for recovery system use and needs to be redownloaded each time.
    Also PE is actually a stripped down operating system, with which you can:
    • Set up your hard drive before installing Windows.
    • Install Windows by using apps or scripts from a network or a local drive.
    • Capture and apply Windows images.
    • Modify the Windows operating system while it's not running.
    • Set up automatic recovery tools.
    • Recover data from unbootable devices.
    • Add your own custom shell or GUI to automate these kinds of tasks.



    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...op/winpe-intro


    Recovery Environment(RE) is already installed with Win10.(C:\Windows\System32\ReAgentc.exe)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference
    Double

    Macrium added the RE for a reason, it's always going to be up to date for the machine.

    This is your RE Macrium uses to build it's Rescue Environment:

    New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]-2020-01-11_07h24_34.png

    Verified by the reagentc /info command:

    New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]-2020-01-11_07h27_16.png

    simple
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  10. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #480

    Fabler2 said:
    Interesting read here 7.2 choices: WinPE or WinRE? .

    Tried out Win PE and it then defaulted in advanced settings. The only way I could get it back to default to RE was to uninstall all components and reinstall. Couldn't find any other way.
    Thanks for being the guinea pig, Fabler! I was going to try that too, but now I think I'll leave things at WinRE.

    I've read all the new posts; great discussion. Now to check out the links provided.
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