I let Macrium update itself, it got the Win PE (162 MB in about 25 minutes) - I deleted my oldest backup, off my Toshiba external drive. All went real well. I made a Win. PE rescue on a DVD-RW.......it was about 360 MB. I can tell you, I DO NOT LIKE counting on CD/DVDs, so, like THE dumb-ass I am, I tried to put another PE rescue on my Toshiba 1 TB drive. It scattered throughout the drive. I went to boot my PC up and it would not boot to Windows. It didn't take me long to figure out it was trying to boot from the rescue on my Toshiba external drive. I could have just unplugged it, but I put my (old) Linux rescue DVD in, and somehow Macrium v6 recognized it & restored my PC back to (before) I ever updated Macrium Reflect.
I have an 8 GB SanDisc Cruzer thumb drive, but it's old and sometimes it just fails. I have a bunch of software (3.7 GB) setups on it, like WPS Office.exe, K-Lite Codec Pack....exe's, zips, mp3s...huge exe's, etc. Just to see when and how long it takes to crash. I can reformat it because t/things I have on it are just duplicate files I already have on my Toshiba and my PCs HDD.
Well, I know how to use Win PE now. My SanDisc Cruzer hasn't failed in about #5 months, I'll wipe it and keep #1 Win. PE rescue (only) on it. I'll buy a new thumb drive, no problem there. I have a 2 TB external drive....but one day I was cleaning the carpet and I accidentally plugged my Creative Inspire's sub-woofer jack in it and it fried the wiring. I can put it inside my PC, it has a 'bay' w/room for #2 HDD's, other than my PCs 454 GB HDD.
Thanks very much, everyone, regards,
-Roy PS, whoever can check this as "solved". There may be a button for me to hit (solved), I'll look in later, someone may want to reply.
Edited by trimmer1, 10 April 2017 - 04:07 PM.