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Changes for v5.2.6444 - v5.2.6465

  • Windows PE 3.1 build problems
  • The Windows PE 3.1 rescue media build process could error with "An error occurred mounting the Windows Image File". This has been resolved
  • Bug Fixes: 5.2.6463:
  • Linux rescue CD build problem
  • Release v5.2.6462 caused a problem with the rescue media creation wizard when building Linux based media. This has been resolved
  • What's new? 5.2.6462:
  • Windows PE 5.0
  • Macrium Reflect now includes the option to create Windows PE 5.0 rescue media. Windows PE 5.0 is based on Windows 8.1 and provides the latest Windows kernel and driver database. Windows PE 5.0 rescue media can be created with all Windows operating systems except for Windows XP.
  • Prompt for comment
  • To enter a new Image comment when running an existing backup definition, select the backup definition and take the 'Run Now' > 'Prompt' context menu option and click the 'Comment' button.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Error when burning rescue media
  • When burning a rescue CD/DVD the process could incorrectly abort with the message 'Please insert erasable or empty CD/DVD media'. This has been resolved



Changes for v5.2.6437 - v5.2.6444

  • File and Folder backup issue with 'Chinese Simplified' System Locale
  • Certain Chinese characters could cause files to be invisible when mounted in Windows Explorer when backed up using Windows set to 'Chinese Simplified' System Locale. This has been resolved
  • SMTP Email Server connection problem
  • A connection problem with 'outlook.com' has been resolved.
  • Program crash after completion of backup
  • If a backup was initiated when displaying the 'Log' tab a program error could occur at the end of the backup. This has been resolved



Changes for v5.2.6377 - v5.2.6399

  • New options for handling NTFS reparse points.
  • Reflect now contains the option to follow or backup the definitions of folder symbolic links and junction points.
  • Menu option in Windows PE environment to change keyboard layout.
  • A new menu option is available in the Windows PE environment to change the keyboard layout in use. Additionally, keyboard recognition on boot has been improved.
  • Server edition now writes Windows events to the classic application channel as well as the Macrium channel.
  • A number of customers have requested that Macrium Reflect logs events to the classic application channel for parsing by third party log analysis software. This has been implemented.
  • Improved PE download integrity checking.
  • Macrium Reflect now performs additional integrity checks on downloaded files when building PE Rescue Media.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Issue with approved shell extension.
  • Customers have reported a rare conflict between specific group policy settings for approved shell extensions and the Macrium Reflect shell. This has been resolved.
  • Version 4.2 upgrade issues.
  • Some customers have reported an error message when trying to install version 5.2 using a version 4.2 upgrade key. This has been resolved.
  • Program error when extracting Windows PE files.
  • Some customers have reported a program error when burning rescue media. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.2.6354 - v5.2.6377

  • Bug fixes:
  • * Image mounting driver update
  • - The image mounting driver 'psmounterex.sys' was incorrectly reverted to an older version in the previous update. This has now been corrected.



Changes for v5.2.6249 - v5.2.6307

  • Drive selection for Windows PE component files
  • An option is now available to choose/move the drive that contains the Windows PE boot/rescue CD files. Take 'Other tasks' > 'Defaults' > 'Advanced' > 'Macrium Reflect PE Files' to access this functionality. Please note that this option is not available for Windows XP or Server 2003.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Explorer context menu issue
  • Some customers have reported that the Macrium Reflect Explorer right click context menu could cause Explorer to crash. This was caused by a conflict with the NVidia Control Panel app context menu and has been resolved.
  • Technicians license portable edition issue
  • The tech license edition version of Macrium reflect could fail to launch on x64 systems. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.1.5603 - v5.1.5732

  • New:
  • Improved restore and cloning speed - Image restore and cloning functionality has been optimized to increase data throughput.
  • Configurable transfer rate unit of measure - The transfer rate unit of measure is now configurable between bits and bytes per second. Take 'Other Tasks' > 'Edit Defaults' > 'Advanced' > 'Advanced Backup Options' to change
  • Installation by Order Reference - It's now possible to enter your Order Reference and email address instead of license key when installing. If your order is for multiple licenses then the next available license key is installed. Prefix the order reference with 'ORD:' in the license key field.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Windows PE program error after restore completion - Some customers experienced a program error after a successful restore in Windows PE. This did not affect the integrity of the restored file system. This has been resolved
  • VSS Error with some DELL systems - Some DELL systems will always assign drive letters 'X' and 'Y' to the DELL system recovery partitions. This could cause VSS snapshot VSS_E_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE failures. This has been resolved
  • Windows PE network support - Network drivers that require files with a '.din' file extension could fail to load. This has been resolved
  • Duplicate Disk ID causing wrong disk selection - If two disks on the system have the same disk ID, with one off-line, then the wrong disk could be selected for restore. This has been resolved



Changes for v5.1.5529 - v5.1.5603

  • # New:
  • * Support added in Windows PE for Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT)
  • - The auto-built Windows PE rescue environment now includes driver support for Intel SRT enabled PC's. If your PC hardware has this functionality available and installed then please re-build your Windows PE media to add the SRT drivers automatically.
  • * Show drive letter for bootable USB Flash media
  • - The flash media creation option in the Windows PE media creation wizard now shows the assigned drive letter as well as the USB flash drive description.
  • * Verification time is now included in the log total backup time
  • - Image and backup total time now includes the file verification time.
  • * Increased the number of local drives scanned at start-up
  • - A total of up to 70 locally attached disks are now scanned at start-up.
  • * Improved the compatibility check for Flash drives when creating rescue media.
  • - Reflect is now compatible with a wider range of flash drives for creating bootable rescue media.
  • * Disk size calculation
  • - The size of the restore or clone target disk is now more accurately calculated. Previously the length of the disk may have been incorrect by a few sectors.
  • * Partition alignment changes
  • - When dragging and dropping partitions during a restore or clone operation, the end alignment of the restored partition is now preserved regardless of the alignment correctness of the source partition. Previously the end position was recalculated, however, this led to some confusion.
  • # Bug fixes:
  • * Time remaining bug for FAT32 images
  • - Fixed progress bar time and transfer rate when backing up FAT32 partitions.
  • * Crash when pausing during image verification
  • - A program error could occur if the backup dialog was 'Paused' during the verification process. This has been resolved.
  • * Window 8 crash when mounting File and Folder backups over a network
  • - Windows 8 and Server 2012 could crash when mounting a File and Folder backup or FAT32 image if the image file was located on a network share. This has been resolved.
  • * Boot menu error for Windows XP/Server 2003
  • - The error "Unable to create temporary store" could be generated when adding the boot menu to XP and Server 2003 systems. If you have seen this issue then please rebuild your rescue media after updating.
  • * Email defaults not saved.
  • - The default Email SMTP server user name and/or password could fail to be saved to the system registry. This has been resolved.
  • * Windows PE load error
  • - Windows PE crash on start-up if too many drivers were included in the 'Drivers' folder. This has been resolved.
  • * Disk cloning 'Verify file system'
  • - Disk cloning would ignore the 'Verify file system' option in the Advanced clone properties. This has been resolved.
  • * Defaults password error
  • - Bug fixed in the defaults dialog that prevented the pages being changed if the scheduled user password wasn't set.
  • * Crash when loading unmounted BitLocker encrypted partitions
  • - A start-up crash could occur if an unmounted BitLocker encrypted disk was attached. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.1.5444 - v5.1.5496

  • Windows 8 - Full integration of Windows PE 4.0
  • Macrium Reflect now integrates with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows PE 4.0 rescue environment creation.
  • For more information on this, please see here: Win 8 ADK
  • Bug fixes:
  • UEFI flash rescue media formatting problem
  • UEFI USB boot could fail if the USB flash device was not formatted FAT32. The media is now always formatted using FAT32 if UEFI boot is selected.
  • Program error when loading the drivers page in the rescue media wizard
  • For some customers, Reflect could crash when displaying the 'Rescue Media Drivers' page. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.0.4432 - v5.0.4522

  • # New:
  • * File & Folder Log clipboard copy
  • - Users can now copy a CSV list of files either backed up or restored in the Macrium Reflect log view.
  • * Log Image File Sizes
  • - Backup file sizes are now included in the backup logs.
  • * Backup Drive Selection
  • - The drives/partitions selected in the main application window are now remembered between runs of Macrium Reflect.
  • # Bug fixes:
  • * Startup Issue
  • - Macrium Reflect could hang at startup if the file system contained an NTFS MFT record with a attribute list > 64K in size. This has been resolved.
  • * File & Folder Search
  • - When cancelling a File and Folder search operation for restore, Macrium Reflect could generate a dump report. This has been resolved.
  • * Licensing
  • - When contacting the license server, Macrium Reflect could crash on button clicks. This has been resolved.
  • * Email Attachment Images
  • - Success/fail graphics were omitted from email log attachments. This has been resolved.
  • * Toolbar/Status bar State
  • - The state of the toolbars and status bar were not being saved between runs of Macrium Reflect. This has been resolved.
  • * Installer issue
  • - In rare cases, during an upgrade from existing v4 install, the Image Mounting service would prevent the install from completing. This has been resolved.
  • * Fix Boot Problems Issue
  • - An edge case where the Fix Boot Problems option under WinPE could reboot the machine when manually specifying an operating system path. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.0.4286 - v5.0.4368

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview
  • Macrium Reflect is now fully compatible with Windows 8 Consumer Preview
  • Bug fixes:
  • IMPORTANT: ReDeploy Device Database Improvements
  • Users of the Pro and Server Editions of software who make use of ReDeploy are advised to create new rescue media
  • This is due to enhancements and additions to the ReDeploy device database
  • Splash Screen
  • The Splash screen was momentarily shown during scheduled task startup. This has been resolved.
  • ReDeploy and RAID Systems
  • A ReDeploy issue was reported where certain RAID Controllers would not be correctly catered for. This has been resolved.
  • Delete XML Definition Files
  • If the XML View tab was selected and an XML file was deleted from the list then a 'Page cannot be found' error was displayed. This has been resolved
  • Email Logs
  • When emailing logs using the right click menu option on the Logs tab, users were unable to enter paragraphs into the email body text. This has been resolved
  • What's new? 5.0.4351:
  • Scheduled Task Postpone
  • Scheduled backup tasks now present a postpone option if the backup notification delay has been set in the Defaults
  • Bug fixes:
  • Definition Filename Issue
  • An issue where customers who used the terms -full, -inc or -diff in the definition filenames found that scheduled tasks would not run. This has been resolved.
  • Free Edition Fix Boot Problems
  • The Fix Boot Problems option would not work on 32 bit based rescue systems, this only affected Free Edition customers only. This has been resolved.
  • UEFI Rescue Media Creation
  • The creation of rescue media on UEFI systems would, on some motherboards, fail to create valid media. This has been resolved.
  • Network Logon Defaults
  • An issue where a configured network logon default would not match correctly with an XML definition was raised. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media Drivers
  • An issue where certain Perc RAID controllers were not being correctly handled for Server 2003 and SBS 2003 was raised. This has been resolved.
  • DVD Backup Verify
  • An issue where setting backup verification and using DVD media as the target would cause the optical drive tray to be ejected prior to the verify causing the verify to fail. This has been resolved.
  • UEFI Recovery Boot Menu Option
  • An issue where the recovery boot menu option failed to be set for some UEFI systems on install. This has been resolved.
  • Recovery Boot Menu
  • Pressing the 'OK' button twice when adding the Windows PE boot menu option could cause multiple boot menu entries. This has been resolved.
  • Email Defaults User Interface
  • User interface issue where the email server settings were not specific in prompting for SMTP server details. This has been resolved.
  • Browse For Folders
  • If Windows Explorer was set to hide system and hidden files then system and hidden files were also excluded from the browse dialogs in Macrium Reflect. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media USB3 Root Hub Detection
  • Some USB3 root hubs were not being correctly matched during the rescue media creation process. This has been resolved.
  • WinPE Boot Process
  • During the WinPE boot process some USB devices would not be detected or have drivers loaded due to being uninitialized. This has been resolved.
  • Fix Boot Problems
  • Running Fix Boot Problems would render the bootmgr file to become visible and thereby accessible to standard user accounts. This has been resolved.
  • Image File Password
  • A rare issue where an image file password was being stored in the clear was reported. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.0.4253 - v5.0.4286

  • # Bug fixes:
  • * Rescue Wizard Driver Copy
  • - A rare case where a security catalog was not being copied for a driver in the rescue media. This has been resolved.
  • * Custom File names
  • - When using custom files names, the file name could have a '1' unnecessarily appended to the end to ensure uniqueness. This was caused by DSM purge and file name generation sequence. This has been resolved.
  • * Rescue CD WAIK Files
  • - Issue when creating the standard WinPE rescue CD. Was copying the WAIKFiles folder if present. This has been resolved.
  • * Dynamic Disk Restores
  • - The restore process was updating the BCD if the target disk was dynamic. This has been resolved.
  • * TextEdit in WinPE
  • - TextEdit in WinPE was not correctly handling UTF8 and UTF16 based text files. This has been resolved.
  • * PEExplorer in WinPE
  • - The 'Del' key in the directory path edit control of Windows PE Explorer would not delete characters in the directory path. This has been resolved.
  • * x64 WAIK Rescue Media Creation
  • - The driver copy function for the 64 bit WAIK based Windows PE rescue CD could fail if the standard Windows PE component was installed. This has been resolved.
  • * Dynamic Disks Fix Boot Problems
  • - The Windows PE function "Fix Boot Problems" may fail to work for system that boot into a dynamic disk. This has been resolved.
  • * WinPE Dynamic Disk/Volume Imaging
  • - If a dynamic disk/volume was imaged while running Windows PE the image may fail with error 'Access Denied'. This has been resolved.



Changes for v5.0.4076 - v5.0.4118

  • # Network authentication
  • * Improved network authentication reliability in application defaults
  • # INF file parser improvements
  • * Improved INF file parser to support QLogic fibre channel controllers



Changes for v4.2.3638 - v5.0.4033

  • What's new? 5.0.4033:
  • Added unattended restore for the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).
  • Customers using the MS WAIK to create a Windows PE rescue CD can now initiate an unattended restore.
  • New option to remove user files on uninstall.
  • The uninstaller now gives the option to remove all user files, not including images or backup files, during application removal. In the Control Panel take the 'Modify' then 'Remove' for this option.
  • Increased the total number of supported attached local disks to 40.
  • Macrium Reflect now supports up to 40 attached local disks for image and restore.
  • Improved drive letter allocation logic when restoring.
  • If drag and drop is used for restoring to a different partition, the drive letter of the partition being replaced is used for the newly restored partition by default.
  • Additional logging for driver injection.
  • A file is now created 'media_drivers.log' in the Macrium Program data folder that logs the auto driver injection process for Windows PE.
  • USB rescue media enhancements.
  • Support for a wider range of USB flash media types.
  • Bug fixes:
  • 'Disable VSS Writers' option not available.
  • This option in the default properties was greyed out for Server 2003. This has now been enabled.
  • Error in test email message box text.
  • Reported as being sent to the 'sender' not the 'recipient'. This has been resolved .
  • Server SBS 2011 Widows Event log issues.
  • The channel used to report Macrium Reflect event logs has been renamed to avoid a conflict with MS Exchange.
  • Error in image path name during restore.
  • If the path to an image file had multiple consecutive spaces this could cause the restore process to be unable to locate the image file. This has been resolved.
  • Linux Rescue CD image date error.
  • Encrypted image files would show a backup date of 1/1/70. This has been resolved.
  • What's new? 5.0.3940:
  • New shutdown/suspend options.
  • The backup dialog now includes the option to shutdown/suspend Windows. This can be enabled/disabled as the backup is running.
  • New support submission function.
  • Log files and other information can now be submitted directly to Macrium support from within Reflect.
  • Rescue media drivers page enhancements.
  • New add drivers wizard and enhanced functionality.
  • USB rescue media enhancements.
  • Auto detection of inserted USB flash drives and improved error handling.
  • Default WinPE boot menu time-out.
  • The previous default value of 30 seconds has been changed to 10 seconds.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Windows PE resolution incompatible with some Netbook PCs.
  • Windows PE now detects for supported resolutions and adjusts according to availability.
  • Linux logical partition problem.
  • Some Linux installations, notably Ubuntu, could create extended partitions incompatible with Windows. This could cause restoration partition alignment issues. This has been resolved.
  • Fixed crash in File and Filder backup search.
  • If no .mrbak files were selected for search the a crash could occur if the search button was clicked. This has been resolved.
  • Bug fixes: 5.0.3887:
  • Dynamic Volume Disk Size Error
  • Dynamic disks may report the incorrect size in the Reflect main window. This has been resolved.
  • PC entering sleep mode during backup
  • Windows could enter sleep mode during a backup or image. This has been resolved.
  • Bug fixes: 5.0.3853:
  • Windows PE - Synchronization fix
  • Professional Editions of Macrium Reflect may have failed to update the Windows PE component files when patched previously. This has been resolved.
  • Note: If Windows PE is out of date then two patches may be required to resolve this issue. Please run the update check directly after this update to download a full Windows PE patch
  • VBScript scheduling problem with Windows XP
  • The Windows XP task scheduler service failed to pass '-full', '-inc' or '-diff' parameters to scheduled VBScript files. This caused the schduled tasks to always run a full backup or image. This has been resolved.
  • Bug fixes: 5.0.3843:
  • Windows PE - Dual boot restore issue
  • If a multi boot system was restored and the restored system partitions were swapped then this could cause a boot failure. This has been resolved.
  • Windows PE - Multiple error messages when scanning for drivers
  • When selecting the option to scan for drivers at Windows PE startup multiple error dialogs could be shown preventing the main application from loading until all were cleared. This has been resolved.
  • Window position bug
  • On some systems, if Reflect was closed when minimized the application could not be seen after restarting. This has been resolved.
  • What's new? 5.0.3824:
  • Create rescue media driver scanning
  • The process of scanning for drivers to match devices will now include those previously matches.
  • If you backup Files and Folders in WinPE then please recreate a new rescue CD/USB
  • Bug fixes:
  • Power saving options issue
  • Power saving options were not being correctly observed when running incrementals or differentials. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue media creation on USB pen drive
  • USB pen drives containing an active partition of less than 300MB were being refused by the rescue media creation process. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder backup add folder issue
  • When adding a folder for a file and folder backup under WinPE, the browse dialog was blank and the user could not select a folder. This has been resolved.
  • File and folder backup 'Failed to open file' message
  • An intermittent issue where File and Folder backups, which had been password protected, could not be opened. This has been resolved.
  • What's new? 5.0.3818:
  • VBScript incremental and differential run options
  • Added VBScript file right click menu options for 'Incremental' and 'Differential'.
  • Improved USB 3.0 host controller support
  • Improved Windows PE driver file loading for USB 3.0 host controllers and hubs.
  • If you are experiencing USB 3.0 problems then please burn a fresh Windows PE rescue CD after applying this update.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Problem when restoring an image when there are more than 10 attached local disks
  • Restore could fail to start if the destination drive number was greater than 10. This has been resolved
  • Registration failure when using proxy server to access the Internet
  • Support has been added for proxy servers in the installer registration dialog
  • Fixed Windows PE (WAIK) Rescue CD driver loading at startup.
  • When booting with the WAIK Custom Windows PE rescue CD, drivers for unsupported devices may not load. This has been resolved.
  • If you are experiencing problems with rescue CD device detection then please burn a fresh Windows PE (WAIK) rescue CD after applying this update.
  • File and Folder backup 'folder exclusion mask' not saved
  • File and Folder backup folder exclusions were not being saved to the backup XML file. This has been resolved.
  • Program crash during driver scan
  • Fixed crash if the driver scan dialog was closed during a scan.
  • What's new? 5.0.3786:
  • Windows PE rescue media USB3 support
  • Added feature to identify additional USB3 devices.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Create WinPE rescue media
  • Badly formed driver INF files could cause a problem when generating the Windows PE rescue CD. This has been resolved.
  • Email
  • emails may fail to be sent for non authenticated SMTP servers. This has been resolved.
  • Windows XP add/remove boot menu
  • This option could fail to work in Windows XP. This has been resolved.
  • To install this patch click the 'Download' button.



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