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Favorite USB rescue with UEFI GPT support etc.?

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    Favorite USB rescue with UEFI GPT support etc.?


    Favorite USB rescue with UEFI GPT support etc.?

    That pretty much says it. At the moment I'm relying on a USB with Macrium Reflect Free. But I would like to get something going for running utilities from a bootable USB.

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    Macrium Reflect Standard version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Macrium Reflect Standard version.
    I was meaning to ask the feature that standard has that the free lacks. The feature comparison chart Macrium gives doesn't show the free version. I'm using Free for backups. It has WinPE 4 so I'm wondering what the clincher is to go for the standard. If I can find my license key I should be able to get the upgrade from 4.2 for $33 and change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Macrium Reflect Standard version.
    I was meaning to ask the feature that standard has that the free lacks. The feature comparison chart Macrium gives doesn't show the free version. I'm using Free for backups. It has WinPE 4 so I'm wondering what the clincher is to go for the standard. If I can find my license key I should be able to get the upgrade from 4.2 for $33 and change.
    The clincher for me is the boot time recovery environment.
    Very nice.

    Now there is PE 5 too.

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    Cool. Thanks for the info.
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    You can make pe5 easily if - if you have 8.1 installed -you already have it on your HD.

    Adding a wim entry to the boot menu is simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You can make pe5 easily if - if you have 8.1 installed -you already have it on your HD.

    Adding a wim entry to the boot menu is simple.
    Would love to know.
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    About which?

    If you are using 8.1 x64, you can use this

    If you want to know how to add a wim entry to the boot menu, it is just a bcd entry. You can do it with commnds, but it is easier with Easybcd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    About which?

    If you are using 8.1 x64, you can use this

    If you want to know how to add a wim entry to the boot menu, it is just a bcd entry. You can do it with commnds, but it is easier with Easybcd.
    Thanks but the link to Onedrive just gives me a blank. Don't know if it's because I'm in the UK.

    I found this post in W7 forums of yours; is it still a useful one for me to use now?

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    Edit: Got it and installed.
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    It turns out Macrium Free has PE 5 but not the options shown in the standard release.

    Now that I think of it I'm not sure what I am trying to do makes much sense. It would only be really useful for my own system. If I got a virus I'd probably fix it by restoring the image anyway. So I should just get some programs from PortableApps and stick them on a USB. No real need for it to be bootable.
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