7.2 Rescue - PE 5 incorrectly identified in Reflect title bar


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Using Reflect 7.2.3811, if Rescue Media is built with WinPE 5, the Reflect title bar in the Rescue environment shows WinPE 4.

Edited 31 October 2018 3:05 PM by jphughan
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I can confirm that this error is still present in v7.2.3825.

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pimjoosten - 6 November 2018 12:26 PM
I can confirm that this error is still present in v7.2.3825.

Thanks for posting.

We've discovered an anomaly with the OSVERSIONINFOEX struct in PE, thanks for bringing this to our attention.  This will be resolved in the next update. 

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Nick - 6 November 2018 12:32 PM
pimjoosten - 6 November 2018 12:26 PM
I can confirm that this error is still present in v7.2.3825.

Thanks for posting.

We've discovered an anomaly with the OSVERSIONINFOEX struct in PE, thanks for bringing this to our attention.  This will be resolved in the next update. 

Hi Nick,

I can confirm this issue has been resolved in v7.2.3858. However, the fix has unfortunately created a sibling bug: now in WinPE 10 Rescue Media the title bar shows WinPE 5.0.

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Pim

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Hi Pim,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We've been able to reproduce and fix this new issue - the next release of Reflect will always show the correct PE version number in the title bar. Our apologies for the delay in getting this completely fixed.

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Andrew - Macrium Support

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In addition, I'm noticing that as of 7.2.3858, the Rescue Media Builder status area and the Reflect Rescue title bar both just show "Windows RE".  I checked a 7.2.3811 Rescue Media build and its title bar shows "Windows RE 10 Release 1803", and my recollection is that Rescue Media Builder on that version also showed that full readout.

I'm not a software developer, but speaking from some experience scripting, given that WinPE versions include version and build numbers that align with "real" Windows versions, and that those can be retrieved by checking a WIM file without even mounting it and of course from within the WinPE environment itself if it's running, wouldn't it be possible to have the contents of the RMBuilder Status readout and the Rescue title bar derived by having a simple hashtable with the WinPE "formal" version and build numbers as the keys and the "friendly versions" as the values?  The choice between displaying "Windows PE" and "Windows RE" could be determined elsewhere, but the version hashtable could look like thisbe determined like this:

WinPE "formal" version on left as key, WinPE "friendly" version as value:
6.1.xxxx = 3.1
6.2.xxxx = 4
6.3.xxxx = 5
10.0.10240 = 10 1507
10.0.10586 = 10 1511
10.0.14393 = 10 1607
10.0.15063 = 10 1703
10.0.16299 = 10 1709
10.0.17134 = 10 1803
10.0.17763 = 10 1809

(If no match is found in the hashtable, e.g. for Windows Insider builds, display the "formal" version and build.)

Edited 13 November 2018 9:43 PM by jphughan
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Hi jphughan,

You're right - the latest version of Reflect has been changed to just say "Windows RE", instead of "Windows RE 5" or "Windows RE 10 release 1803". This was because Windows RE has never actually been given those version numbers - there's no such thing as "Windows RE 4" or "Windows RE 5", just "Windows RE based on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1". Just "Windows RE" is more accurate.

Having said that, though, having version numbers (especially Windows 10 release numbers) available is still useful. So we're planning to put the full "Windows RE 10 release 1803" text back in the next update of Reflect.

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