BMB 32-bit vs. 64-bit

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by campinas, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. campinas

    campinas Registered Member

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    With HDM 14 and its BMB, I'd like to understand when the environment BMB creates is 32-bit and when it is 64-bit (it seems to me WADK is capable of creating both 32-bit and 64-bit environments).

    1. On Win8 32-bit one installs HDM 14 32-bit and BMB. Would the iso BMB creates be Win PE 4.0 32-bit?

    2. On Win8 64-bit one installs HDM 14 64-bit and BMB. Would the iso BMB creates be Win PE 4.0 64-bit?

    How can one control the type of environment (32-bit or 64-bit) BMB creates?
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Yes. You get a WinPE 4.0 if you use WADK for Windows 8 to create it.
    There are no explicit controls in Paragon programs, AFAIK. It depends on the "context" (the installed Windows environment, the program you use, Boot MB or Recovery MB).
     
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  3. campinas

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    Thanks... how can one determine the type (32/64-bit) after the iso was created and burned?
     
  4. Robin A.

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    In some cases is not important. You can boot a BIOS system from a 32 or 64 bit WinPE. But an UEFI system won´t boot in UEFI mode from a 32-bit WinPE.
     
  5. campinas

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    It matters when choosing the drivers to be inserted... 32-bit or 64-bit drivers.
     
  6. Robin A.

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    Yes. If you have a WinPE and you don´t know how it was created, I don´t know how you determine if it´s 32 or 64 bit.

    But if you add drivers, I think an error will appear if they are not compatible, or they just don´t work, and you can try the other option. This is trial and error, of course not the most efficient procedure.
     
  7. campinas

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    Thank you much, Robin