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Article Number: 000148919


Using Macrium in Place of Ghost for Operating System Image Cloning

Summary: Using Macrium in place of Ghost for operating system image cloning, Macrium Reflect is a image cloning application similar to Symantec Ghost that can be used with the Windows 10See more

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Macrium Reflect .

Macrium Reflect is a image cloning application similar to Symantec Ghost that can be used with the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 1511 to create and launch operating system images.

SLN303975_en_US__1icon NOTE: This article is based on the user having a good working knowledge of Macrium Reflect, the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 1511 and Windows imaging in general.

Prepare the Windows 10 PE for NVMe:

  1. Download: Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 1511 SLN303975_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1 and choose the Install Path for installation: (See Figure 1)

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    Figure 1. - Downloading the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 1511
     
  2. Select Deployment Tools and Windows PE from the list of features to install: (See Figure 2.)

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    Figure 2. - Selecting Windows Deployment Tools and windows PE options
     
  3. Download and install the 7-Zip utility program from the following location: 7-Zip Utility SLN303975_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1.
  4. Download the Windows 10 PE CAB file from the following location at the Dell Techcenter: Windows 10 PE CAB SLN303975_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1.
  5. Extract the Windows 10 PE CAB file to a temp directory such as C:\DC\temp\Win10PECAB.
  6. Make a new directory c:\dc\temp
  7. Make a new directory c:\dc\temp\pe10
  8. Make a new directory c:\dc\temp\mount
  9. Open the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as Administrator (See Figure 3.)

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    Figure 3. - Opening the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as Administrator
     
    NOTE: Use a clean version of Windows 10 PE x64 located here:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\en-us
     
  10. Copy the winpe.wim to a temp directory such as c:\dc\temp
  11. Use dism to mount the winpe.wim in a temp directory:
    1. dism /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\dc\temp\pe10\winpe.wim /index:1 /mountdir:c:\dc\temp\mount
    2. dism /image:c:\dc\temp\mount /add-driver:c:\dc\temp\win10pecab\winpe\x64 /recurse /forceunsigned
    3. dism /unmount-image /mountdir:c:\dc\temp\mount /commit
  12. Download Macrium Reflect from Macrium.com SLN303975_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1

Add the modified Windows 10 image to Macrium (See Figure 4.)

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Figure 4. - Add the modified Windows 10 image to Macrium

Choose Custom base WIM: c:\dc\temp\pe10\winpe.wim (See Figures 5, 6 & 7)

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Figure 5. - Choose the custom base WIM

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Figure 6. - Downloading the files

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Figure 7. - Media Creation


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21 Feb 2021

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