Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition  

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  1. Posts : 17,638
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    cereberus said:
    I suggest you add an optional final step to remove the drive letter (R in your case) so Macrium Partition is hidden from File Explorer, minimising risk of accidental overwriting or file deletion.
    Done.


    cereberus said:
    As a second observation, the tutorial you have created works for Windows 10 installers as well - maybe you would like to add a comment on that as well, or copy and make a second tutorial?
    Did one over a year ago: Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition


    Kyhi said:
    I just made this specifically for Macrium Rescue - using the same method Kyhi's PE uses
    cereberus said:
    :-D.
    Let's make something clear. I never knew what Kyhi's rescue disk is before Martin mentioned it. I have seen the thread, but nothing in original post even remotely hints about it using similar script . Also, nothing in that original post hints about creating a rescue partition on internal HDD. Furthermore, it is not in Tutorials, not a tutorial. It's a sticky thread.

    Usually, when making a tutorial, I search the Tutorials section to see that the tut I have on my mind does not exist. If not, I then write one. Last summer, writing the custom recovery partition tut, I could not find anything similar in Tutorials. There was no Custom Recovery Partition or Macrium Rescue Partition tutorials, so I wrote them, they both use the same script I have used from first days of Windows 10:
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    Checking the dates when Kyhi's rescue sticky and my Factory Recovery tutorial have been created:
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    You guys have something to complain, do it properly.

    Kari
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  2. Posts : 13,582
    Windows10
       #11

    Kari said:
    Done.




    Did one over a year ago: Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition




    Let's make something clear. I never knew what Kyhi's rescue disk is before Martin mentioned it. I have seen the thread, but nothing in original post even remotely hints about it using similar script . Also, nothing in that original post hints about creating a rescue partition on internal HDD. Furthermore, it is not in Tutorials, not a tutorial. It's a sticky thread.

    Usually, when making a tutorial, I search the Tutorials section to see that the tut I have on my mind does not exist. If not, I then write one. Last summer, writing the custom recovery partition tut, I could not find anything similar in Tutorials. There was no Custom Recovery Partition or Macrium Rescue Partition tutorials, so I wrote them, they both use the same script I have used from first days of Windows 10:
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    Checking the dates when Kyhi's rescue sticky and my Factory Recovery tutorial have been created:
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    You guys have something to complain, do it properly.

    Kari
    It was only a joke, my dear friend. Absolutely no offence intended. I humbly apologise.
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  3. Posts : 17,638
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #12

    cereberus said:
    It was only a joke, my dear friend. Absolutely no offence intended. I humbly apologise.
    I reacted strongly because I know what Kyhi's comment meant. I apologize for including you in my reply. I still love you, bro :)

    Kari
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 17,638
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    fdegrove said:
    I just wonder, why the need to add MR to W10's bootmenu when you can call it from bios' bootmenu?
    Because it makes it so easy. Just turn PC on, and with one mouse click you are in Macrium Rescue Environment.


    fdegrove said:
    Also, why not let MR create the Rescue disk on the primary disk ? The system disk ?
    When booting to that environment you can then steer MR to wherever your backup images reside.
    The whole idea for having a separate Macrium rescue partition is that if something happens and Windows can not be started, if C: partition becomes corrupt, you can simply boot to Macrium Rescue partition and restore an image. The location of Macrium system images is totally irrelevant.

    In step 1.2, I give the following recommendation:

    If you have more than one internal disks, it is recommended that you create the Rescue partition on a secondary disk, not the same disk where Windows is installed.
    Only reason for that recommendation is that in case the whole primary (system) disk becomes unavailable, and you do not have a Macrium rescue USB available, you only need to clean install Windows 10, come back to this tutorial and run the script to add existing Macrium Rescue partition from secondary disk to boot menu, and finally restart to Macrium Rescue to restore your latest image.

    There's nothing wrong in having the rescue partition on primary disk. I just recommend having it on secondary disk, in case you have more than one disk.


    fdegrove said:
    Further, and I might be mistaken here, I had the idea the MR Rescue disk partition had to be formatted using the FAT32 file system. Maybe not but I do so out of habit and it works fine.
    Only the EFI system partition (GPT disks) and System Reserved partition (MBR disks) must be FAT32. All other partitions can be NTFS.

    Kari
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 13,582
    Windows10
       #14

    Kari said:
    I reacted strongly because I know what Kyhi's comment meant. I apologize for including you in my reply. I still love you, bro :)

    Kari
    Pax Finlandia/Britannica
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  6. Posts : 17,638
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    cereberus said:
    Pax Finlandia/Britannica
    I wouldn't go so far, but let's say it's Pax Finlandia Scotia.
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  7. Posts : 3,846
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #16

    Code:
    How to add Recovery Media as Bootable Option To HDD
    
     1) Create a FAT32 > 2GB - 32GB < Partition at the end of your drive
    
     2) Mount ISO and Copy the contents (Files) from the Rescue Media ISO to FAT32 partition
    
    3) Download and Extract PESE_BootMenu_Option.7z
    
     4) Run Proper Batch File (MBR or UEFI) to add the FAT32 Bootable Partition to your host Boot Menu Options
    
     Batch File will ask for partition "Drive Letter"
     Batch File will ask you to type a "Name" for the Boot Menu Entry
     Batch File will ask you if you want to Display "Metro Boot Menu"
    
     Note: Batch just runs simple windows bcdedit commands to add the boot menu option....
    


    Note: Partition can be Fat32 or NTFS and Batch Commands can be used on any RamDisk Software... (Windows Bootable Type Media)

    In the Case of Win10XPE we use the commands internally to allow the Booting of The RamDisk from within the working folder - rather then a separate Partition..
    Last edited by Kyhi; 22 Sep 2019 at 07:57.
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  8. Posts : 17,638
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #17

    For those of you wondering what this is all about, here's the story.

    I have never known what Kyhi has against me, and in all honesty, it does not interest me the slightest. When I made ESD to ISO and UUP to ISO tutorials, he accused me publicly for taking credits of someone else's work.

    This in spite of that the tutorials contain the following credits:

    UUPtoISO Changelog & credits:

    Ten Forums UUPtoISO tool is based on UUP decrypter script (uup-converter-wimlib-14) by abbodi1406 and rgadguard at MDL. WimLib by Eric Biggers. All credits belong to them, I have only done some minor edits and the installer.

    The downloaded tools also contain a ReadMe file, which shows this on top of the file:
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-image.png

    The code extract in his previous post is nowhere to be seen in his sticky thread's three first posts, which are the instructions. My interest in his tool originally ended after seeing the post #3 in that thread, with tens of desktop icons without any explanation. That's why I have not followed that thread, and didn't know he uses similar script. I had to dive deep after Martin mentioned he's using a similar script to finally find it.

    Screenshot of these three first posts in his sticky thread as it is at the moment, in case he decides to add that code extract to his instructions later (click to pop out, click twice more to enlarge):
    Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition-win10xpe.jpg

    Last but not least: in his original post, he says the following:

    Kyhi said:
    Prior to Jan. 2015 I use to boot the Windows Setup Media and use Command Prompt, along with a Command Cheat Sheet to repair my PC's.. Then I found the www.TheOven.org website and the PE Projects they where developing - which allowed me a visual way to access my PC's through the use of WinPE in order to make those same repairs...

    See the screenshot in my earlier post, my original Recovery.bat was created three months earlier.

    That's all I have to say about this.

    Kari
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 3,846
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #18

    I have Nothing Against Anyone... There are different options and methods used...
    I do not take offence or get defensive on Feedback - but rather use the input to Improve the Product...
    BCDedit uses standard commands (and I am sure it came well before either topic) - The rest in your hands...

    The code extract in his previous post is nowhere to be seen in his sticky thread's three first posts, which are the instructions.
    That previous quote was from an Older Topic - that I requested to be "UnStickied" due to the Introduction of Win10XPE which supports almost 200 Apps in a WinPE Desktop Environment - including Macrium..
    Last edited by Kyhi; 22 Sep 2019 at 10:21.
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  10. Posts : 913
    Win 10
       #19

    cereberus said:
    That feature boots from files stored on C drive. If C drive gets corrupted, it will not work. The method shown is independent. Takes less space as well.
    Well said, Good explanation. But, Not everyone has more than one physical drive in the computer. It won't help when the one installed drive dies. People still need a boot disk(USB or CD) and of course the backup to recover after they replace the dead drive.
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