Guide to building a 64 Bit UEFI Secure Boot WinPE 5.0 CD or USB Flash Drive running TIHome 2014 with or without Disk Director 12
EDIT Jan. 2, 2015: Optional Windows updates KB3000850 and KB3013769 must be uninstalled for TI 2014 to run in the 64 bit WinPE. See reply #81 below.
Guide to building a 64 Bit UEFI Secure Boot WinPE 5.0 CD or USB Flash Drive running TIHome 2014:
IMPORTANT: This will only work on a Windows 8.1 64 bit system.
1. You must have the Premium version of True Image Home 2014 installed on the system you build from. You also need the free plugin "Media add-on" downloaded from your Acronis account and installed. You also need to unzip the WinPE.zip file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\BartPE.
2. Download and install the Windows 8.1 ADK from Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=39982
3. Download and install MustangPEBuilder 2 ADK 64 from my website. http://www.mechrest.com/plugins/MustangPEBuilder/Downloads/Files/Setup_…
4. You need to copy two Acronis 64 bit driver files named fltsrv.sys and snapman.sys to the Acronis BartPE. First, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\BartPE\Files\Drivers and create a new folder called X64 under the Drivers folder. Now copy fltsrv.sys and snapman.sys from C:\Windows\System32\drivers to C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\BartPE\Files\Drivers\X64. You will need to provide Administrative approval to copy the files.
5. If you do not have Disk Director 12 installed on your system, skip to step 6. If you do have Disk Director 12 installed, you need to copy one more file. Copy snapapi.dll from C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\DiskDirector\WinPE\Win32PE.zip\Files\Drivers\ to C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\BartPE\Files\Drivers\ replacing the existing snapapi.dll. You must also download a plugin for Disk Director 12 from http://www.mechrest.com/plugins/MustangPEBuilder/Downloads/Files/DD12.z… . Unzip the file and place the DD12 folder in C:\MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64\Plugins\ and follow the instructions in the ReadMe.txt file.
6. Run MustangPEBuilder64.exe from C:\MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64 and click the Create WinPE ISO button to generate a WinPE 5.0 ISO at C:\MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64\ISO.
7. If you want a USB Flash Drive to boot WinPE, click the Advanced Options button and choose a drive letter where the USB flash drive will be created.
8. Burn the file winpe_amd64.iso at C:\MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64\ISO to a CD.
It's that simple! Because it's a 64 bit WinPE, it will be UEFI bootable.
When booted into WinPE, you will start with a file manager open. This is the WinPE shell, so do not close it until you are done. Closing it will issue a reboot. To get to True Image Home 2014, navigate to X:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome and double click on TrueImage_starter.exe. You may minimize the file manager, but do not close it while you're working in True Image.
Some insight. The WinPE will be built using the standard 64 bit WinPE 5.0 supplied in the ADK. Files will be added to the WinPE from your 64 bit system in order to add support for running the 32 bit version of True Image supplied by Acronis. I was able to add enough of WOW3264 to get True Image to run. Unfortunately, not all 32 bit programs will be able to run. BSExplorer used in the 32 bit version of MustangPEBuilder will not work properly. It will start, but the links do not work. Hence, I'm using the file manager as the shell. If you would prefer to have True Image start immediatele (instead of the file manager), you can open C:\MustangPEBuilder_2_ADK_64\winpeshl.ini and change the last line from "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Program Files\A43\a43.exe" to "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImage.exe".
My web pages have not been updated to include the 64 bit version. In the meantime, it will only be available to download from the above link.
Edit: As of Feb. 10, 2014, a new version is available. If you downloaded prior to that date, please download again and reinstall. See my post # 7 below for details. Edit Feb. 22, 2014: If you end up with an empty USB drive, please see the solution provided by Jan Loef at post #16 below. Edit June 1, 2014: Instructions were amended for users that have Disk Director 12 installed on their systems. Edit June 2, 2014: A new version of the Disk Director 12 plugin in step 5 has been uploaded to work with Disk Director 12 Build 3223. New instructions have also been added to the ReadMe.txt file in the plugin.