Rescue Kit 14 will not create bootable USB Flash under Windows 7

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by cgj, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. cgj

    cgj Registered Member

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    I have downloaded the Free Rescue Kit 14 and tried to create a bootable flash drive under Windows 7. As I understand it from reading the manual the process does not require ADIK/WAIK for use under Windows 7.

    From the Users Manual-------

    Use ADK/WAIK. When running under Windows 7 or later OS, Recovery Media Builder doesn’t require Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) or Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) to be installed in the system to build a WinPE-based environment, as it can directly use WIM image inside the operating system.


    However, when I try to create the flash drive I get message saying something like "cannot find source WIM image and I can't go any futher."

    I tried it on a Windows 10 machine and it created a flash drive OK.

    What am I missing to be able to allow the building under Windows 7 to complete? Is the Users Manual in error?


    Thank you very much.
     
  2. wptski

    wptski Registered Member

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    If the ADK or WAIK is required, during the creation of the bootable flash drive there would be a window mentioning them where you'd either leave the default path or select another path. If that's not the case, it's a bug and you should submit a support ticket.
     
  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    The WinRE does not exist in the Windows 7 installation, or the Paragon program can´t find it, or it´s daamaged. This Windows component is required to create the UFD when you don´t use WAIK/WADK.

    Enter the command prompt and type
    reagentc /info
    to find out the location of WinRE, if any.
     
  4. cgj

    cgj Registered Member

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    Thank you Robin,

    I did as you suggested and found it did not exist according to reagentc.

    How can I go about getting it?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    It´s possible and easy to restore or re-create the WinRE, just search for the detailed procedure. You will need an installation or repair disc for Windows 7 SP1.

    If you created a boot UFD with Windows 10 in another computer, you could try it in the Windows 7 machine. It may work.

    Or, you could try Macrium Free to create a boot UFD. Macrium neither uses WinRE nor requires the full WAIK download. It uses a different procedure, a very good one.
     
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