Macrium Reflect New Version 5.2.6249

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  1. routerguy99

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    What's new? 5.2.6249:

    Windows PE download optimization
    The total Windows PE download size is now reduced from several GB to a few hundred MB. Required files are now automatically

    obtained when downloading the Macrium Reflect installer or by accessing the Rescue Media Build Wizard.
    Windows PE 4.0 available for XP, Vista and 7
    It's now possible to create Windows PE 4.0 (based on Windows :cool: recovery media for all Windows Operating Systems. Windows PE 4.0

    has more comrehensive hardware support than earlier versions of Windows PE.
    Windows Explorer Shell Extensions
    Macrium Reflect now has better integration with Windows Explorer and provides more information about image and backup files.

    Please see here for more information
    New uninstaller
    A new uninstaller provides additional options to remove all user settings and files.
    Windows PE driver search path improvements
    When Windows PE starts all local drives are now scanned for missing drivers in folder '\drivers'. A new file '\drivers

    \searchpaths.txt' can be edited to add additional paths, such as network shares.
    MBR/UEFI Multi boot rescue DVD
    Macrium Reflect now creates rescue DVD media that supports dual boot for both UEFI (GPT) and MBR on Windows 7/8/Server 2008/2012

    systems. This makes the rescue media creation simpler and more comprehensive.
    File and Folder maximum individual file size in the backup increased.
    File and Folder backup now supports backing up individual files up to 1.6TB in size. The previous limit was 400GB.
    File and Folder backup memory usage and speed.
    File and Folder backups are now more memory efficient and faster for large backup sets.

    Bug fixes:

    Windows PE 4.0 USB 3.0 detection
    Fixed error with PE 4.0 incorrectly showing some USB 3.0 devices as unsupported
    Linux rescue CD error
    The Linux rescue CD could restore more partitions than selected in the rescue wizard. This has been resolved.
    VSS error when Windows installed on dynamic volumes
    If Windows is installed on a system using MS Dynamic Volumes then VSS could fail to snapshot the MSR and/or recovery partitions.

    This has been resolved.
    Clone failure with 'Broken Pipe' error
    The disk clone operation could fail with a 'broken pipe' read error if a cloned partition extended beyond the disk boundary. This

    has been resolved.
    Backup pause button crash
    A program error could occur if the 'Pause' button was pressed in the final stages of backup completion. This has been resolved.
    Comment in Incremental/Differential
    If the backup comment text was modified in the xml then the change was not reflected in the next Incremental/Differential backup.

    This has been resolved.
    Image restore issue with MS Office
    A disk image restore could cause a temporary repair install of MS Office when first run. This was caused by a VSS modification to

    a backup registry key used by Office. This has been resolved.
     
  2. FanJ

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    Thanks routerguy99 !

    If I am allowed:
    Please give link to the site of the program and the source of the changelog (in general: good practice to do so).
     
  3. Dundertaker

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    Thanks for the heads-up mate :)
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    Thank you for this.

    Cutting the download size of the windows PE,that is a big plus.
     
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    Thanks you for info.
    Does the Free version also has Windows PE download optimization available ?
    I could not find any information about change log for the free version.
     
  8. rinem

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    Seems the free version still have to download 3gb to make the boot disk :(
    I uninstalled ADK in hope to save some gb and now its redownloading it again.
     
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    Im using the Free version. I uninstalled previous version and uninstalled the 3gb ADK i had installed. Installed the new Free Version and while doing the media cd it redownloaded the whole 3gb ADK package again.
    That optimized ADK feature seems to be only for the Pro version.
     
  11. ad67

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    Are you sure you installed the new version? When I go to the Macrium Free page, it shows the new version at 5.2.649, but when I select the CNET download button, the CNET version is still 5.1.5870.

    I selected upgrade from the Macrium Relect program menu and it downloaded the new version and I prepared a PE Rescue with approx 25MB download, Seems to work really well.
     
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    I built the WinPE 4 rescue disc on win xp and the ADK download size was 354 MB.
     
  13. atomomega

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    Same for me.
    This is a great improvement! And from my experience, apparently PE 4 runs faster than PE 3.1
     
  14. rinem

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    Downloading Reflect Free from their official download site CNET lets you download their download manager. With it it downloads the Reflect program and a (in my case) 170mb custom windows AIK zip.
    While creating the Rescue Media you choose that small zip file to create the Boot Cd.
    So yeah that AIK optimization also works for the free version. If you dont download Reflect from CNET you wont be able to download their AIK zip file.

    :thumb:
     
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    Macrium Reflect Free version 5.2.6348 (26 July 2013) WinPE Rescue Media Options

    Download from CNet does indeed allow Options for later subsequent offline installs. This brings up the options for downloading the WinPE components needed to make the Macrium WinP-3 or WinPE-4 Rescue Media, 32-bit or 64-bit. In any case, each Win-PE/WADK download (WADK-4) is about 350MB, or about one-tenth the size of the full WADK-4 download from Microsoft.

    The Free Edition now does allow creation of WinPE-4 based Rescue Media, from within the Reflect Free program. The downloads are the same size as the ones available from CNet Downloads, unless you choose the Advanced User option, which will download the full 3.2GB WADK-4 package. This option is only for users who want to customize the Reflect WinPE Rescue environment.

    The rest is as it has always been -- locate the downloaded WinPE component and reference it when creating the Rescue Media.

    I like being able to do more types of restorations and having more options from outside Windows when using Reflect Free. This way (WinPE) is now easier to set up than ever before.
     
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