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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Add Macrium reflect to W10 boot menu - all disks GPT


    Any way to make this work? I have 3 drives in my PC, 1 SSD and 2 HDD, all are setup as GPT. I carved out a 2GB FAT32 Q: partition from the end of my large D: partition to put the Macrium Rescue ISO file in. I was going to mark it as active then add it to my boot menu. Unfortunately, when I try to make the partition active I get:

    DISKPART> active

    The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk.
    The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks.
    Can I set this up so I can boot it? Maybe format it NTFS, not make it active and boot it from UEFI? I know I've seen @NavyLCDR and some others talking about this but I was not interested at the time so didn't pay much attention. Now I need the info so if you're out there drop in and let me know if this is doable please.

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  2. SoFine409's Avatar
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    I could definitely help you if it were MBR but Im lost in UFEI. In MBR youd need to use Bootice to ensure the right boot files were in place on the disk and the partition where your Macrium files were in addition to setting the partition as Active. NavyLCDR can probably fix you right up in UEFI land.
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
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    Extract the contents of the iso onto the partition Q

    Then add a winpe boot menu entry . Easily done with bootice.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    My problem is the hard drives (3) are all GPT. Look at the Command Prompt window I pasted and you'll see the problem when I try to make the partition Active. So how do I make this work on a UEFI system with a GPT drive?

    I could convert one of my drives to MBR but I'd rather not. Getting this to work is not that important since I have a Macrium Rescue USB 3 flash drive I boot from a USB 3 port. I would just like to know how to make it and and then try it.

    Curiosity.

    You around John ( @NavyLCDR ?)
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  5. Posts : 7
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    When you deploy Windows to a UEFI-based device, you must format the hard drive that includes the Windows partition by using a GUID partition table (GPT) file system. Additional drives may use either the GPT or the master boot record (MBR) file format. A GPT drive may have up to 128

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ive-partitions
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  6. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Download from First Post in Win10XPE thread - Ramdisk Boot Menu Option
    Mount ISO and copy contents to New Macrium Partition (Q)
    Extract & view Readme & Run Bat

    Partition does not have to be Fat32 - and Boot Option will appear in Host Boot Menu
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  7. SIW2's Avatar
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    Extract the iso onto partition Q. So partition Q looks like this:

    Add Macrium reflect to W10 boot menu - all disks GPT-extractedwim.jpg

    BootIce.zip


    Click the BCD tab, then click Easy Mode

    Add Macrium reflect to W10 boot menu - all disks GPT-bootice1.jpg

    Click ADD, then select New Wim Boot Entry

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    Ztruker said:
    My problem is the hard drives (3) are all GPT. Look at the Command Prompt window I pasted and you'll see the problem when I try to make the partition Active. So how do I make this work on a UEFI system with a GPT drive?
    I could convert one of my drives to MBR but I'd rather not. Getting this to work is not that important since I have a Macrium Rescue USB 3 flash drive I boot from a USB 3 port. I would just like to know how to make it and and then try it.
    Curiosity.
    Last edited by SIW2; 14 Feb 2020 at 21:33.
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  8. SIW2's Avatar
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    Select the disk that Q is on in the dropdown

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    Select partition Q in the dropdown

    Add Macrium reflect to W10 boot menu - all disks GPT-bootice4.jpg

    Make sure the fields look like this, then click Save Current System

    Add Macrium reflect to W10 boot menu - all disks GPT-bootice5.jpg
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  9. topgundcp's Avatar
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    @SIW2
    You have an out of date bootice and it will not work with Windows 10. There's a bug setting up ramdiskoptions. You'd need version 1.34, yours is 1.33.

    Anyway, what bootice does is the same as what @Kyhi posted above, and as a matter of fact, this is also one of my old thread 5 years ago (2014) when the option to add to boot menu was not available on Free Version of Macrium:
    How to dual boot Windows 8/10 with Free Macrium Rescue.
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  10. Kyhi's Avatar
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    You could also just point Macrium's Media Builder to the New Partition
    Select the Advanced Tab
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    Then select the Rescue Media Volume Tab
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    And select the Partition Drive Letter..
    Media Builder will do the rest..
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