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Dell XPS 8700 originally W7 Pro, updated to W10 Pro and now running W10 Pro Anniversary Edition (on slow update cycle)
Macrium Reflect 6.3.1875
When recently bebuilding my rescue media (it had been awhile) I was surprised , to see a dialog box indicating WinPE 10 was "required" for "compactOS" installations. I determined what a "compactOS" installation was and that my W10 installation was indeed a "compactOS" installation. (Not sure how/why microsoft choose this since the MBR system disk is 2Tb with 90% free). Note that a W10 installation can be toggled between "compactOS" installation and "normal" installation.
My question for MR is why the requirement and what are the ramifications if the rescue media is not winPE 10 (for example winPE 5 which was previously used for my rescue media).