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Macrium Reflect Win PE 4 screen resolution

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    Macrium Reflect Win PE 4 screen resolution


    I'm trying to image a computer running Windows 8. It's an Acer All in One computer. it has an Intel HD4000 graphics chip, a 23" 1920x1080 display. However, when I launch the EUFI Win PE media (created by Macrium), when I get into the app, it doesn't seem that I can resize the Macrium "Image disk" window. The problem is that the Next button is at the bottom, behind or below the taskbar, and I am unable to resize the screen at all to actually perform the backup

    I have the arrows like I can, but alas I cannot.

    Any ideas.

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    Hi PP,

    Not getting that in my pe builds - I am using windows explorer - not the macrium taskbar thing.

    Macrium has the annoying habit of setting screen res , ( from memory, I think it does 1064x768 ) which may not be helping.

    Perhaps the way round it is to pop a screen res program in there - fire up macrium , then change the res. Bit of a faff.
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    I'm just getting really pissed about this Windows 8 crap. I cannot get Aomei to boot in UEFI and thus my restores aren't working. I can get UEFI support with Macrium, but I cannot see the damn screen in order to hit the Next button.

    So, right now at work, i have 0 ability to image and restore a Windows 8 machine which is not bootable.
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    LOL, I know the feeling.

    It took me a while to get around some of the irritations, I may be able to lend a hand as I have already put in the effort.
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    Wondered if you knew the answer to this

    According to the following site:
    Deployment Research > Research - Setting screen resolution in WinPE 4.0

    I can set resolution via an unattend.xml file. However, I am unsure how to insert that file and build the WinPE from within Macrium Reflect and get it to work.
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    That is not going to work - when macrium starts, it will change the res.

    I have something which can make it for you. Not very fancy, but it should allow both Macrium and Aomei to work in pe4 and support uefi/secure boot.

    Otherwise, you can use my hand built pe4.
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I have a similar issue for acronis and creative and a few others because my screen dpi is set to 200%.
    In order to use these programs without issue, I have to set my dpi to the default or less than 200%.
    Then when finished, I reset my dpi back to 200% and bold the text.
    It is easier on my eyes using a 37" hdtv 1080p pc monitor.
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I cannot get Aomei to boot in UEFI and thus my restores aren't working.
    I don't know what Aomei is but the only way to boot into UEFI when using fast boot on an Asrock board is to use the Asrock UEFI boot to bios program. (unless you clear the cmos and reset).
    Probably not related to your issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That is not going to work - when macrium starts, it will change the res.

    I have something which can make it for you. Not very fancy, but it should allow both Macrium and Aomei to work in pe4 and support uefi/secure boot.

    Otherwise, you can use my hand built pe4.

    Please, I would love whatever you can provide.

    I prefer to use Aomei because it's free for commercial use. But thus far, I cannot get it's PE to boot in UEFI mode and it's screwing up my restores I think.

    Macrium is working ok on my lapotp (can see full screen), but it doesn't see my hard drives (FML...I must need a driver for that).


    So, let's focus on getting Aomei running in UEFI mode from a USB key. Thank you in advance.
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    I think there is an error in aomei pe builder.

    If I can confirm that, I will let them know.

    They are working on doing something with their partition manager as well - have corresponded a bit with them on that.
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