Does WinPE 3.0 work in Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by villandra, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. villandra

    villandra Registered Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    The instructions for Hard Disk Manager 11 Suite make it look like:

    1. Backup and restore runs on WinPE 3.0

    2. All versions of Windows from XP forward use WinPE 3.0

    But my research shows that WinPE 3.0 is specifically a feature of Windows 7.

    Will Hard Disk Manager 11 Suite actually work in Windows XP, and if so, how do I manage system backup and recovery?

    Dora Smith
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    It doesn't matter what the OS installed is, as long as the PE supports your hardware and can read/write the drives. I believe Paragon offers an ISO file for burning, which is supported by all OS.
  3. Scott W

    Scott W Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    While I do not dispute what J_L said, it's my belief that Win PE3 is not fully compatible with WinXP for the following reason.

    After booting up a PE3 disk to perform an image backup indexing errors always appear upon rebooting my XP system (reported by chkdsk). So while PE3 boots up fine, allowing me to perform a cold image backup or restore, it always leaves my system in a somewhat corrupted state.

    This issue is not unique to a Paragon PE3 disk - it occurs everytime I boot my system with any PE3 disk (I've tried several)! :doubt:

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
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