IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:16 pm

Got it done eventually, not sure what I was doing wrong but reinstalled IfW on Surface, ran setup then ran IfW and it worked ... used TBIView and it seems to have worked ok.

Thanks.
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:54 pm

Yep, the backup seems ok, but of course that is from running IfW from the C drive - I can't yet get it to boot from a makedisk.
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:09 pm

If you run TBWinPE/RE Builder and create the TBWinRE boot media will it boot from that? There is a shortcut in the Start menu (IFW-Create Recovery Boot Disk). Or you can open Explorer and browse to the folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Terabyte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\tbwinre) and run TBWinPE.exe. Another way, if running IFW in Simple Operations mode, is to start IFW and then click the button on the first screen.

Do you know if BitLocker is being used on the drive?
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:25 pm

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> If you run TBWinPE/RE Builder and create the TBWinRE boot media will it
> boot from that? There is a shortcut in the Start menu (IFW-Create Recovery
> Boot Disk).
I have two Create Recovery Boot Disk, one goes to makedisk for Linux (which won't run) and the to DOS. That is what I have been doing.

Or you can open Explorer and browse to the folder (C:\Program
> Files (x86)\Terabyte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\tbwinre) and run
> TBWinPE.exe.

I do not have a tbwinre folder. Do I nned to upgrade?

Another way, if running IFW in Simple Operations mode, is to
> start IFW and then click the button on the first screen.
>
> Do you know if BitLocker is being used on the drive?
No, how do I find that out?
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:29 pm

What about Image for UEFI?
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:35 pm

UEFI fails to boot ... small dot top left.
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:50 pm

Downloaded latest IfW, now have a TBWinPE sub-dir ...
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby Alycat » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:06 am

YES!!!
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby lmodra » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:38 am

My Surface Pro 4 will not boot successfully from the IFU USB 3 pen drive I built using makedisk.exe (included in ifu_en version 2.99.) This pendrive was built on the Surface Pro 4. Attempting to boot gets to a screen with a few white pixels blinking, in the top left hand of the display. Turning off secure boot (and TPM) makes no apparent difference.
Today I created a TBWINRE boot disc on a USB 3 stick. That booted the Surface Pro 4 successfully, and IFW ran and validated (byte for byte) successfully. Interestingly, while the date and time auto inserted in the filename is correct (2016-07-2-1829) File explorer shows the time created/modified as 21-Jul-2016 12:20. This dating anomaly is not confined to the SP4, it is also present on the files created by IFD on my desktop machine. My time zone is +9.5 hours.
The TBWINRE boot pendrive does not appear in File Explorer or Directory Opus, but is shown in Disk Management on the SP4. It appears in File Explorer and Directory Opus if I plug it into the desktop.
I had previously run IFW from a shortcut on the SP4 desktop, but validation failed, whether I used VSS or Phylock. Because I was unable to boot from the IFU stick, I started looking at other imaging programs. Others also failed to boot the SP4 from its boot stick, but booted my desktop OK. The desktop has a hybrid BIOS
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Re: IFL and Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:12 pm

you can only boot MS OS on there unless you enable other certificates for
secure boot.

Most will use IFL or TBWinRE/PE on the surface, not IFU.

"lmodra" wrote in message news:11818@public.image...

My Surface Pro 4 will not boot successfully from the IFU USB 3 pen drive I
built using makedisk.exe (included in ifu_en version 2.99.) This pendrive
was built on the Surface Pro 4. Attempting to boot gets to a screen with a
few white pixels blinking, in the top left hand of the display. Turning off
secure boot (and TPM) makes no apparent difference.
Today I created a TBWINRE boot disc on a USB 3 stick. That booted the
Surface Pro 4 successfully, and IFW ran and validated (byte for byte)
successfully. Interestingly, while the date and time auto inserted in the
filename is correct (2016-07-2-1829) File explorer shows the time
created/modified as 21-Jul-2016 12:20. This dating anomaly is not confined
to the SP4, it is also present on the files created by IFD on my desktop
machine. My time zone is +9.5 hours.
The TBWINRE boot pendrive does not appear in File Explorer or Directory
Opus, but is shown in Disk Management on the SP4. It appears in File
Explorer and Directory Opus if I plug it into the desktop.
I had previously run IFW from a shortcut on the SP4 desktop, but validation
failed, whether I used VSS or Phylock. Because I was unable to boot from the
IFU stick, I started looking at other imaging programs.

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