Imaging software for WinPE 4.0 x64

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  1. Divenow

    Divenow Registered Member

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    As the title says, i need imaging software that supports Windows 8 and will work in WinPE 4.0 x64, as it has Secure Boot package and NETFX4.

    I have Windows 8 Pro x64 installed in UEFI mode with Secure Boot turned on. So Legacy Boot is turned off and i can only boot WinPE 64bit.

    Acronis TI 2013 is x86 only, IFW does have x64 but i dunno how to make it work on WinPE 4.0.

    Tried to launch Ghost32 (Ghost64.exe) from DART 8.0, it worked. But it is not updated and does not have Windows 8 support, so i don't think it will image Windows 8. Hmm.

    I mean this ghost: http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8946/64891459.png

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Paragon Hard Disk Manager. There are several threads about this in the Paragon forum.
     
  3. Divenow

    Divenow Registered Member

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    Thanks, will check it out now. The demo version does not include bootable media creator so i cant test it as i would like to, but ok.
     
  4. Robin A.

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    The BMB (Boot Media Builder) works well, according to my experience. You install it in Windows 8 (or 7) x64, download the WADK (2.5 GB) and install it, and the program creates a 64-bit WINPE 4.0 with HDM 12.

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    Another possibility is O&O DiskImage. It can create a 64-bit WinPE from the program installed in Windows (using WINRE). It needs neither the WAIK nor the WADK. I have used it from Windows 7, and it creates a WinPE 3.0. I suppose that when used from Windows 8, it creates a WinPE 4.0.
     
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  5. Divenow

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    Found out that IFW well for this using TBIwinRE, it uses the winre.wim located on C:\ and it creates a properly bootable UEFI USB stick, it also contains a lanucher for apps. I also added MS DaRT 8.0 and a few apps to it. Was not easy to add DaRT, took me several hours to figure out how to make it work properly but finally it works as i want it to.

    I added the boot.wim to my Windows 8 Install USB, replacing the one that was already there, so i can use use some apps also while Windows is installing.

    Terabyte Rocks :)

    Screenshots here: http://min.us/mb0tNGUZOAIXM

    O&O DiskImage 7.0.98 works too. The only problem was that the USB is not bootable because there is no bootx64.efi and bootmgr.efi files, probably because it created a USB stick for booting on BIOS and not UEFI.
    So what i did was to create a WinPE 4.0 x64 USB stick and copy the boot.wim that O&O created to the USB stick replacing the on that was already there. But i will be using IFW instead.
     
  6. sm1

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    Macrium Reflect 5.1.5496 support win PE 4.0:)

    More info:

    -http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v5.0/v5.1.5496/details5.1.5496.htm-

    -http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50160.aspx-

    Free edition:

    -http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx-
     
  7. MarcP

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    I tested Macrium's WinPE4 support and it is working quite well for me. Had issues previously with WinPE 3, but I'm quite happy with their latest WinPE 4 push.
     
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