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Macrium - Setting up 1 USB Rescue Media for 2 Computers

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    Macrium - Setting up 1 USB Rescue Media for 2 Computers


    Hi,
    I've got a laptop and a desktop, both running an install of Win 8.1 retail. I would like to setup my "disaster prevention" strategy now and would like to create a single USB key as the rescue media i can use for both computers. My question is...since Macrium looks at the host's configuration to figure out which drivers to include, would I not need to manually add drivers from the second computer once the rescue media has been set up by the first computer (to make sure I have all drivers needed no matter which computer needs to be recovered)?

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    You don't need to do anything. Just create the rescue disk and it'll work on any computer. When you boot from the rescue disk, you are running Win PE and Macrium has its own set of drivers for it.

    If your Windows is EFI Type then select UEFI from the boot menu, otherwise select the legacy type.
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