My problem starts as per another thread in this section.
Windows 10 fully patched, Macrium V8.1.7675. licensed.
On two Asus laptops I create Rescue Media using Windows RE. On both machines when I boot rescue media, from USB thumb drive, I get a Blue Screen. Boot menu not tested and even if it worked I need USB for drive failure.
On one machine I was able to follow the workaround listed in the other thread, that is use Windows PE. Rescue media create and tested successfully.
On second machine I can't download Windows 10 PE or Windows 11 PE using Macrium's prompts. The downloads start and stalls, starts up again and eventually times out. The message saying Macrium needs to download the Windows PE components reappears. The loop is endless. This laptop is wired to router and there is plenty of download speed.
On another machine I was able to use the Reflect Download agent to download only the Win 10 PE zip file. ( saw this in another thread.)
I was hoping someone could tell me how to use this file in the rescue media creation process. In the other Blue Screen thread it was suggest I store the zip file in the same folder as the installer and then rerun the install. I can do but was hoping someone could point me to where this is. I looked on my machine and I don't see an installer, maybe it was in downloads and I deleted.
I would be even happier if someone knew how to fix the Rescue Media creation process using Windows RE so it doesn't boot to blue screen.
I should add the AV on system is Windows Defender.
Thank you in advance.