How to add SSD Utility to Macrium Reflect Rescue Disk


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I would like to include an SSD utility in my Reflect Rescue Disk.  How
does one include the selected program.  I assume I need to build a custom
WIM file ???  What utilities are needed?
Andrew
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For these instructions, I'm assuming you're using Windows 7 or later, and have already created rescue media using the default base WIM.

1. Make a copy of the default wim file. This can be found at the following location:
PE 3.0: C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\amd64\winpe.wim
PE 4.0: C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\en-us\winpe.wim
PE 5.0: C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\en-us\winpe.wim
2. Create a folder C:\mount .
3. Launch an elevated command prompt, and run the following command:

Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:C:\path\to\your\own\winpe.wim /index:1 /MountDir:C:\mount

4. The wim is now mounted to the folder C:\mount .Open the folder, and copy your SSD utility into it.
5. When you have finished, run the following command in the command prompt:

Dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:C:\mount /commit

6. When the command has finished running, launch Reflect and step through the rescue media wizard. On the final page of the wizard, click "Rebuild". 
7. Select "Custom base WIM", and enter the path to your newly created wim.
8. Step through the wizard, and create your the rescue media as normal.

Once booted, the resulting rescue media will have the SSD utility present on the X: drive.

Kind regards,
Andrew - Macrium Support
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Great answer, Andrew.  Suggest that this "How to customise WinPE rescue media" information would make a worthwhile addition to the knowledge base.

Regards, Richard V. ("Arvy")
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Looking through KB for info.  Why is a SSD Utility necessary?  I thought Macrium Reflect 6 supported restore to SSD.  Am I missing something?  (Of interest since have new computer with SSD).

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BF_Triple - 28 November 2015 6:54 PM
Looking through KB for info.  Why is a SSD Utility necessary?  I thought Macrium Reflect 6 supported restore to SSD.  Am I missing something?  (Of interest since have new computer with SSD).

BF_Triple... many SSD utilities support many additional functions for maintenance of those SSDs other than just TRIM.  Reflect's SSD support includes the TRIMming of previously used disk blocks only as they relate to a freshly restored image.  That insures old DATA will not be carried around following the restoration.  The very same thing can basically be done, after the fact, by running a Windows OPTIMIZATION pass on the recently restored SSD volume.


Edited 28 November 2015 9:48 PM by Froggie
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