Macrium Reflect WinPE 5 for Windows 10


  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       #1

    Macrium Reflect WinPE 5 for Windows 10


    So my friend has Macrium Reflect Free installed on his WIndows 8 Home 64-bit and he is planning to upgrade to Windows 10. Will he be able to still use the MR boot menu even though it was built using WinPE 5 components? Or is it actually crucial (by crucial we mean really necessary) that we download the WinPE 10 components?
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  2. Posts : 35,535
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    My personal choice would be to
    a. Update my disk image
    b. Uninstall Macrium (simpler is better)
    c. Upgrade
    d. Install the current version of Macrium (v6 free)

    What version of Windows PE should I choose?
    You should choose a version of Windows PE that can access your System drive and also your backup location. The default option selects the Windows PE version that is the best match for your Windows operating system. This enables the rescue media wizard to automatically copy any required drivers for Network, USB or SATA controllers. However, versions of Windows PE that are more recent than your Windows OS may already contain compatible drivers and also offer additional support for USB 3.0.

    See
    Adding a boot menu option for Reflect recovery - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
    &
    Update Macrium Reflect Boot Menu Option? - Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       #3

    In agreement with @dalchina:
    Macrium Reflect WinPE 5 for Windows 10-untitled-1.jpg
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  4. Posts : 13,695
    Windows10
       #4

    I had a problem when I replaced my laptop inasmuch as when I booted from the Rescue drive, it would only use 640x480 bit resolution and you could not do a restore as the next button was off screen and no way to scroll screen (no scroll bars).

    It turns out some bioses do not play well with winpe 10 and you have to use older version. I had to go back to Winpe 4 (5 crashed) to get things working properly!

    Using an lower winpe version should be fine but may get less features but tbh for most users no real issue.
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  5. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    cereberus said:
    I had a problem when I replaced my laptop inasmuch as when I booted from the Rescue drive, it would only use 640x480 bit resolution and you could not do a restore as the next button was off screen and no way to scroll screen (no scroll bars).

    It turns out some bioses do not play well with winpe 10 and you have to use older version. I had to go back to Winpe 4 (5 crashed) to get things working properly!

    Using an lower winpe version should be fine but may get less features but tbh for most users no real issue.
    Hmm, so we can really use a lower version of WinPE? Well thank you.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    Just as a data point for anyone reading this forum trying to solve the same problem...

    I use Macrium Free on a number of machines. All are Win 10, all work fine with Macrium's rescue media except one laptop - a Toshiba S55-C5138.

    On that machine, if I build the rescue media using all the default settings (as I normally do), when I boot into the rescue environment the only display option I have is 640 x 480, which means the Macrium screen that lets me choose which partitions to image (or restore) is "too big" for my display - meaning I can't set the proper selections and run the process.

    There are various suggestions out there that involve manually adding drivers to the rescue media (either putting them in the c:\boot\macrium\drivers folder or copying them directly to a USB rescue media). I tried that quite a number of times in quite a number of ways with quite a number of drivers (including, of course, the actual driver on the machine in addition to downloaded driver updates, etc.) No luck, no change.

    There are suggestions that involve changing the BIOS settings for SecureBoot. I did that (enabled and disabled), no change.

    What worked for me was to simply choose a different PE environment at the beginning of the "create rescue media" process. I chose PE4, which that screen indicates is for Windows 8.

    Once I did that, Macrium downloaded the appropriate file (close to 500M) and built the rescue environment, copied that to my USB stick. On boot, the video resolution was now "correct" for the display on the Toshiba and all features of Macrium Free were available and usable.

    I don't know if "sufficient additional fiddling" would have gotten me to be able to use the Win10 version of PE in some way, but I see no downside at the moment to using PE4 on my Win10 machine so that's where I'm staying...

    Best of luck to all!
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  7. Posts : 13,695
    Windows10
       #7

    tmaddison said:
    Just as a data point for anyone reading this forum trying to solve the same problem...

    I use Macrium Free on a number of machines. All are Win 10, all work fine with Macrium's rescue media except one laptop - a Toshiba S55-C5138.

    On that machine, if I build the rescue media using all the default settings (as I normally do), when I boot into the rescue environment the only display option I have is 640 x 480, which means the Macrium screen that lets me choose which partitions to image (or restore) is "too big" for my display - meaning I can't set the proper selections and run the process.

    There are various suggestions out there that involve manually adding drivers to the rescue media (either putting them in the c:\boot\macrium\drivers folder or copying them directly to a USB rescue media). I tried that quite a number of times in quite a number of ways with quite a number of drivers (including, of course, the actual driver on the machine in addition to downloaded driver updates, etc.) No luck, no change.

    There are suggestions that involve changing the BIOS settings for SecureBoot. I did that (enabled and disabled), no change.

    What worked for me was to simply choose a different PE environment at the beginning of the "create rescue media" process. I chose PE4, which that screen indicates is for Windows 8.

    Once I did that, Macrium downloaded the appropriate file (close to 500M) and built the rescue environment, copied that to my USB stick. On boot, the video resolution was now "correct" for the display on the Toshiba and all features of Macrium Free were available and usable.

    I don't know if "sufficient additional fiddling" would have gotten me to be able to use the Win10 version of PE in some way, but I see no downside at the moment to using PE4 on my Win10 machine so that's where I'm staying...

    Best of luck to all!
    Exactly as I described in post #4.

    It seems some bioses cannot interrogate the screen resolution in winpe 10. Winpe 4 did the trick as I said.
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