Macrium Reflect free edition identifies my Windows 11 Pro 64 bit as Server


Calab

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Does anyone know why Macrium Reflect free edition would think that my Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Insiders edition is Windows Server? The install fails because Windows Server is not a supported platform. Is there any way to work around this?
 
Windows Build/Version
version 22H2, build 25140.1000

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i9-12900k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Strix RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 40" 4K television
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Three 500 GB M.2 for OSes plus a 1 TB HDD for data
    PSU
    850 watt
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    Cougar
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    MSI liquid cooling
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    Razer
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Bluray optical writer drive

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What happens when you boot from the Macrium recovery media and attempt an offline backup?
Does the system identify as Pro in settings-system-about?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell factory
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    still not telling
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Calab

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What happens when you boot from the Macrium recovery media and attempt an offline backup?
Does the system identify as Pro in settings-system-about?
I am trying to install Macrium Reflect Free. The installer thinks that I am running Windows Server, not Windows 11
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i9-12900k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Strix RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 40" 4K television
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Three 500 GB M.2 for OSes plus a 1 TB HDD for data
    PSU
    850 watt
    Case
    Cougar
    Cooling
    MSI liquid cooling
    Keyboard
    Razer
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gbit/1Gbit
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    Edge
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    Bluray optical writer drive

Fabler2

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This is from downloading the Reflect 8 free home version?
 

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    ASUS VivoBook
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
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    12GB
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    RX Vega 10 Graphics
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    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
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    1920x1080@60Hz
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    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
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    25 Mbps
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    Defender
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    Windows 11
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    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
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    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
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    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
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    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
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    180 Watt, 19.5 V
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Bree

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Does anyone know why Macrium Reflect free edition would think that my Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Insiders edition is Windows Server? The install fails because Windows Server is not a supported platform. Is there any way to work around this?
Windows Build/Version: version 22H2, build 25140.1000

Where did you get your installer? I've just tested that in 25140.1000, downloading the installer from here:
(Reflect Free from the 'Backup at Home' section in the bottom half of the page)

As you can see, it installed with no issues.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

Bree

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The installer thinks that I am running Windows Server, not Windows 11
It may not be Macrium that's at fault. What edition does Windows itself say that you are running in Settings > System > About?

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

Calab

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What happens when you boot from the Macrium recovery media and attempt an offline backup?
Does the system identify as Pro in settings-system-about?
I think the point is moot... I ended up using Aomei backupper to move partitions around and hosed my Windows installation.

I know that the about page did not mention Server though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i9-12900k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Strix RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 40" 4K television
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Three 500 GB M.2 for OSes plus a 1 TB HDD for data
    PSU
    850 watt
    Case
    Cougar
    Cooling
    MSI liquid cooling
    Keyboard
    Razer
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gbit/1Gbit
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Bluray optical writer drive

Calab

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Where did you get your installer? I've just tested that in 25140.1000, downloading the installer from here:
(Reflect Free from the 'Backup at Home' section in the bottom half of the page)
That is where I downloaded from.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i9-12900k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Strix RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 40" 4K television
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Three 500 GB M.2 for OSes plus a 1 TB HDD for data
    PSU
    850 watt
    Case
    Cougar
    Cooling
    MSI liquid cooling
    Keyboard
    Razer
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gbit/1Gbit
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Bluray optical writer drive
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