43132: UEIF Secure Boot Windows 8 - 32bit and 64 Bit (CD and USB Boot Media)

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Please be advised that bios settings in new tablets like the Dell Latitude 10 with Windows 8 - 32 bit will only support booting into a UEIF Secure Boot USB or CD. All builds of the Acronis Bootable Rescue CD Disk or USB with WinPE will not boot on the new tablets. They do not contain the UEIF Boot partition. You must use a UEIF Bootable CD or USB device to boot these machines. You may make a UEIF Secure Boot CD or USB with WinPE by using the Windows 8 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and then add Acronis to it.

Please see Dell's PDF on how to build the boot device. (You will have to add the Acronis build to it.)
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/Common/latitude-10-st2e_Reference%20Guide_en-...

Could you please build an ISO image for CD or USB for booting the new Windows 8 32 bit Secure Boot tablets following the above instructions.

It would be helpful to build a 64 bit CD ISO for the new UEIF Secure Boot Windows 8 notebooks. You can copy the partitions from the current Acronis 2014 beta boot CD or from the beta installed on windows 8, but you will not be able to replace the C: partition, because it is locked by UEIF on the new laptops like the dell 17R 7720. The 2014 beta release will fail to restore the primary partition from the CD or from Windows on the new UEIF Secure Boot Bios computers with Windows 8. Turning those bios to off and starting in legacy mode will not solve the Locked Drive C: Partition problem.

Please download the Windows 8 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) from: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652 and add Acronis to it.

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Correction:

It would be helpful to build a 64 bit CD ISO for the new UEIF Secure Boot Windows 8 notebooks. You can copy the partitions from your computer using the current Acronis 2014 beta boot CD or from the beta installed on windows 8, but you will not be able to replace your C: partition, because it is locked by UEIF on the new laptops like the dell 17R 7720. The 2014 Acronis beta release will fail to restore the primary partition from your backup even if you boot from CD or try to restore from Live a live Windows session. Turning the Secure UEIF bios to off and starting in legacy mode will not solve the Locked Drive C: Partition problem. You must change your product to use UEIF Secure Boot like Microsoft's startup CD and USB products for the new Windows 8 Secure Boot computers and tablets.


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Sorry to be picky but it's UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), not UEIF.

Anyway, I agree. We use Secure Boot in our education environment (so the kids don't load Linux distros to hack admin passwords etc.,) - as Acronis is pretty much about backing up Windows machines then it makes sense, common sense, to address this issue as a priority.

If none of this can be implemented then as a company Acronis needs to at least talk about it and explain the situation to its customers BEFORE they lay down their hard earned dollars.

Also, bootable CDs are yesterdays news (tablets and ultrabooks don't like you). Please make bootable USBs the order of the day.


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"Also, bootable CDs are yesterdays news (tablets and ultrabooks don't like you). Please make bootable USBs the order of the day."

...For the last 4-5 versions, Acronis has enabled the creation of bootable USB devices. I, for one, prefer optical media remain in existence. Besides, what tablet supports being imaged by Acronis? The Surface Pro? Besides, USB DVD burners are a whole $25 - less than the cost of Acronis itself.

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Schikitar wrote:
bootable CDs are yesterdays news (tablets and ultrabooks don't like you). Please make bootable USBs the order of the day.


Where have you been? This has been possible from within ATI for many years, for many versions.

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ABR recovery cd can be booted on UEFI

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The linux based version will boot on a Secure Boot enabled system but not the WinPE one. The linux version includes both a 32-bit and a 64-bit UEFI loader where the WinPE version is solely based on the WinPE 4 x86 build only (due to a lack of a 64-bit binary at the moment).


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The new 2013 True Image does not list Partitions in the Backup & Recovery Media.... It only list Files


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Hallo everyone,
thank you for your time and interest in our product.

The problem with WinPE for 64-bit is known and is being handled in our internal base under the code ATIHXOXIV-1866, which means:
the support of 64-bit in WinPE will be implemented as soon as possible, what will allow to boot UEFI systems with WinPE medium.

Kind regards,

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Hello,

can you tell me what the status is of this issue: ATIHXOXIV-1866
I like to create a bootable USB drive for Surface Pro 2/3


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Edwin,

You don't mention which build of 2014 you are using and this post should really be in the live 2014 forum as this 2014 beta is over a year old and definitely finished.

I suggest looking at the update information available in your Acronis account under 2014.

I can tell you that the only way with both 2014 and 2015 to boot a manufacturer UEFI device such as the Pro is to make a True Image media environment by making a WinPe WIM file.

Use the Microsoft recovery environment provide in Windows 8/8.1, but untick the copy recovery folder option. Let the MS recovery utility prepare the USB stick.

Once made open Windows Explorer and find the two boot.wim files on the USB stick, one under Resources, the other under the UEFI folder. Rename or delete these boot files replace them with the Acronis.wim file and then rename that file to boot.wim.

Your Surface Pro should then boot from this stick and allow TI recovery environment to run.

The Linux environment will boot UEFI systems but I doubt it will boot your Pro.

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Colin,

I'm sorry that I used the wrong board.
I have build 6673

I installed the media add-on. Still I can only make an iso file.
On the MS recovery media, there is no boot.wim file.

Please advice...