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Currently Reflect uses WinPE in all its incarnations of Recovery Media, including Local BOOT. This requires external loading of the recovery OS as well as Reflect itself for the recovery process.
I would think using the actual LIVE OS prior to Windows being loaded would be a faster process as well as a process that would be using the exact same OS as the one being restored. A minimal NT API is available at this time point in the BOOTing process and most likely all the necessary building blocks for a successful restore are also available. Also Windows itself has not been started as of yet, only the API is available so available Volumes are not yet LOCKed.
I would think this to be a very efficient restore process and also one which would be even more timely than what exists today. Of course the external Recovery Media (CD/DVD/UFD) would continue to utilize WinPE as its basis for a recovery operation... something very necessary if the OS has been tampered with or a bare metal restore is required.
Any reason why such an approach would not work?