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What are the 'PE components' in Macrium Reflect


Autobahn

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When installing Macrium Free and clicking on 'download options' I can choose to download just the installer, or the installer and PE components.

What are the 'PE components' and do I need them?

I don't want to install anything I don't really need.
 

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In order to create a Macrium Rescue boot USB/CD disk. You'll need to download this component. You can download this component to another drive in your PC. Run Macrium->Other Tasks->Edit Defaults->Advanced->Macrium Reflect PE files and set it to another drive.
 

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The PE files are official Microsoft tools

Windows Preinstallation Environment

otherwise known as WinPE
 

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Yes, macrium just pulls winpe.wim and a few tools from WAIK, instead of downloading the whole thing.

You can make a vastly superior pe yourself.

8.IPeMakerx64

Just download the zip file, extract it preferably onto your drive, and run as admin on the command file that says runmeasadmin.

Works for update 1 (build 17031) and newer.
 
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I don't want to install anything I don't really need.
Understand ... but you'll only need to download them once.

MR saves them to your drive, and when MR updates come out, you can reuse the saved components to make a new Boot CD/USB.
 

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Really surprised nobody wants wants full pe with explorer shell, network, sound, browser, 32 bit support, etc.

Glad I put all that work into it.
 

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SIW2, your link says item does not exist.
 

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He must have removed it. I don't see it either.
 

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It will be back, just fiddling with it .. that is a technical term, LOL.
 

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@Superfly,

There is an error in the first version - it will crap out before completion.

Use V2 instead.

81PEx64-V2.zip
 
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Hello Siw2
i loved your REv21 so i had to try this one (took me a long time to find it)
if you're still around i need some assistance cause it runs in my vbox but with errors and resulting iso is very small and i'm not able to boot from usb.
perhaps there is a newer version somewhere?
or maybe instructions how to add programs to existing PE.iso
Thanks for sharing.
P.
 

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