Windows 10: Macrium Boot Menu Question

Discus and support Macrium Boot Menu Question in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I am using MR Free V7.2.3957 to do system images and have invoked the Boot Menu option. I have had to use this option to restore my system before with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Jeddie, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Jeddie Win User

    Macrium Boot Menu Question

    I am using MR Free V7.2.3957 to do system images and have invoked the Boot Menu option.
    I have had to use this option to restore my system before with no problems.

    I looked at my Rescue Media settings and it shows "Windows PE10 Release 1607'.
    But when I hit 'winver', I'm on Ver1803?

    So I removed my boot menu via MR and re-created but MR gives me Release 1607 again as boot Menu? Why?

    Shouldn't my Boot Menu settings show V1803 now? Am I doing something wrong?

    Jeddie, Dec 29, 2018
  2. Ravenas Win User

    Boot menu question

    Hey guys I'm trying to run windows repair on my computer by booting my computer from the vista CD, problem is the boot menu doesn't detect my USB keyboard. Are there any options in bios that will make the mobo detect my keyboard in boot menu? I don't have an analog keyboard on hand so this problem is quite annoying. *Bang Head :banghead:
    Ravenas, Dec 29, 2018
  3. Kari Win User
    Update Macrium Reflect Boot Menu Option?

    You should always create a new rescue media when you have updated Macrium. In doing so also the WinPE files for Macrium Rescue will be updated (files in %programdata%\Macrium folder). In this case the boot menu entry does not need to be edited when Macrium is updated.

    The easiest way to remove all entries, including Macrium, from boot menu is to boot the PC to Macrium Recovery Console and select Fix Windows boot problems:

    Macrium Boot Menu Question [​IMG]

    Accept all prompts:

    Macrium Boot Menu Question [​IMG]

    Boot menu is gone and PC boots now directly to Windows.

    You can manually edit the boot menu in an Elevated Command Prompt with command bcdedit. Here some commands to modify boot menu:
    • bcdedit
      • list all boot entries
    • bcdedit /delete {Boot Entry Identifier}
      • Removes the selected entry from Boot Menu
    • bcdedit /set {Boot Entry Identifier} description "Any Name"
      • Sets the name of selected entry in Boot Menu to your chosen one, instead of for instance having two entries named Windows 10, you can name them as Windows 10 Pro on HDD and Windows 10 Home on VHD
      • New name (description) needs to be in quotes if it contains spaces
    • bcdedit /default {Boot Entry Identifier}
      • Sets the selected entry as default OS which will be automatically started when countdown reaches 0

    An example. Here I wanted to change the name of the Macrium Reflect System Recovery entry in my boot menu to simple and short Macrium (highlighted blue). For that I need to use it's identifier (highlighted yellow):

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    Checking with plain bcdedit command I can see the name (description) has been changed:

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    Notice that the identifier is a 128 bit (32 hexa digits) GUID, with two exceptions: the current OS, the one you are using at the moment is always identified as {current}, and the OS set to be default is identified as {default}. If {current} is also {default}, then all other entries except {current} have the 32 digit GUID.

    See these tutorials on our sister site Seven Forums for more bcdedit info:
  4. topgundcp Win User

    Macrium Boot Menu Question

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect

    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

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    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
    topgundcp, Dec 29, 2018

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