New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]


  1. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #521

    RK1997 said:
    I chose this (highlighted in the picture) while installing it.
    Attachment 264632
    Yes, you can download the installer only, but once you activate it, it installs every bit of Macrium Reflect.
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  2. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #522

    Wynona said:
    Yes, you can download the installer only, but once you activate it, it installs every bit of Macrium Reflect.
    It downloaded only 100-150MB of Macrium files. Then it fetched Windows RE from C drive. Win PE needs 700MB+ download. Since it was old (from 1709), I didn't bother downloading it.
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  3. Posts : 24,607
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #523

    Wynona said:
    Yes, you can download the installer only, but once you activate it, it installs every bit of Macrium Reflect.
    Every bit of Macrium, yes. But the PE files come from Microsoft.

    If you choose to download the installer without PE included then you get the full install of Macrium, but will be prompted to download PE from Microsoft if you try to build PE recovery media. You will however be able to build RE media without any further download.

    If you choose to download the installer with PE components included, then you will already have the PE and won't be prompted for a further download. Either way, to be able to use PE you need about 400-700MB extra download, either included in the Macrium installer or get it later direct from Microsoft.
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  4. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #524

    Bree said:
    Every bit of Macrium, yes. But the PE files come from Microsoft.

    If you choose to download the installer without PE included then you get the full install of Macrium, but will be prompted to download PE from Microsoft if you try to build PE recovery media. You will however be able to build RE media without any further download.

    If you choose to download the installer with PE components included, then you will already have the PE and won't be prompted for a further download. Either way, to be able to use PE you need about 400-700MB extra download, either included in the Macrium installer or get it later direct from Microsoft.
    That's what I was trying to convey. Thanks for the explanation. I can't 'Thank You' until I spread it somewhere else, it says.
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  5. Posts : 3,873
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #525

    Wynona said:
    I never saw the Boot Menu on the opening screen of Create Bootable Rescue Media. However, once I clicked, and Rescue Media Settings came up, the boot menu option was gone.

    When going back to search thoroughly for the Boot Menu, I happened to see "Show more" and clicked. I swear, I saw the Boot Menu options, but now when I click, I don't see anything like that.

    It may be that I've done the Rescue Media too many times, but here's the first screen I see this morning:

    Attachment 264633

    And now, here's what I see right now:

    Attachment 264634

    Even when I try Show More, I can't get what you get.

    This is getting stranger and stranger.
    It depends on what you select in 'select device' and whether the PE component has been downloaded, for different options to show. I selected 'Windows Boot Menu'.
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  6. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #526

    Bree said:
    Every bit of Macrium, yes. But the PE files come from Microsoft.

    If you choose to download the installer without PE included then you get the full install of Macrium, but will be prompted to download PE from Microsoft if you try to build PE recovery media. You will however be able to build RE media without any further download.

    If you choose to download the installer with PE components included, then you will already have the PE and won't be prompted for a further download. Either way, to be able to use PE you need about 400-700MB extra download, either included in the Macrium installer or get it later direct from Microsoft.
    Thanks, Bree. Every bit of this discussion helps me to understand Macrium Reflect a little more.

    And, I think the last thing I need to understand is RK's statement:

    Then it fetched Windows RE from C drive.
    OK, I think I understand now. WinRE is included with Windows 10. However, what I'm not sure of is whether Macrium reaches out and grabs WinRE from my hard drive, or if Macrium includes "its customized version" of WinRE.

    I found this explanation (gonna have to study this real hard) from Microsoft:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference
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  7. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #527

    In my picture, you can see that there's no option to download customised WinRE.
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  8. Posts : 46,576
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #528

    I'm pretty sure that MR takes the installed WinRE and adds MR and drivers to it. No need to download anything.
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  9. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #529

    kado897 said:
    I'm pretty sure that MR takes the installed WinRE and adds MR and drivers to it. No need to download anything.
    Yup, that's the case. I read it somewhere. It adds Wi-Fi support to it.
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  10. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #530

    kado897 said:
    I'm pretty sure that MR takes the installed WinRE and adds MR and drivers to it. No need to download anything.
    Thanks, Keith.

    Pretty much what I was thinking; the "real Macrium Reflect" is much smaller than thought. If I told it to download WinPE, it would be much larger. At this point, it seems there is no actual ability to download WinRE, since it's already on Windows 10 .

    However, during installation, MR customizes the existing WinRE to its specifications according to options I might choose. So, in the long run, the entirety of Macrium is installed (which was my last sticking point).

    I think!

    Again, I need to study this in depth, as well as check out the Macrium site for more information.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference
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