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John S

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Is it necessary to create new Rescue Media device after updating to Win11 from win10?
Macrium does not provide any help for the free version
John
 
Windows Build/Version
Window 11 v21H1 build 22000.556

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8930
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192
    Memory
    16 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB

Bree

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Welcome to Eleven Forum.

No, not really. If you have Reflect v8 then by default the recovery media uses the WinRE from your OS to build the bootable rescue media. For the purposes of performing a restore it doesn't matter too much what version of the OS is being booted, what is more important is the version of Reflect that will run under that OS. It is more important to make new boot media whenever Reflect itself gets updated.

It is however good practice to make new rescue media whenever either the OS has been upgraded or Reflect has had an update. But do that on a new usb and keep the old one in reserve in case of unforeseen issues. Older usbs should still work, I still have a Reflect v7.2 usb that I have occasionally used to restore images made by Reflect v8.
 

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 HDD
    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.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, 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.


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