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Does any1 use Bart PE Recovery?

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  1. Duckman69

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    im looking into using bart PE recovery was just wonderin if any1 used it and could comment on experiance with the program... thanks...
     
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    I have created several of the disks and used one one time to restore a DriveImage XML image to my C: drive. It worked perfectly.

    I update the plugins occasionally when I find one that I need.
     
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    BartPE is used for more than just recovery. It was originally started as just a way to run a live Windows CD. Many different applications can run from Bart PE. I have run Ghost from Bart PE but I do hear DriveImage works quite well from it.
     
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    when you say run ghost you mean live cd only with out an actual os on the computer? thats pritty friggen cool i was watching a tutorial for it and it was more focused on its recovery factors & addons... well thanks alot guys i think ill have to look further in to this bart PE for sure...
     
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    You can run just about any application from it if you can figure out how to configure it. It is read-only, of course, so the registry needs to be set up before booting and doesn't change.

    But I have imported many of my registered programs into BartPE by adding the registration information to the registry.

    And those few apps that will not run from a read-only environment for some reason can be loaded to the RAMdisk and run from there just like from a hard drive. It can also be configured to create a temporary pagefile on one of the hard drives, making it run much faster and more efficiently.

    It is really cool. :D
     
  6. Duckman69

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    thanks alot i still havent had a chance to get part pe but i surely will later this week thanks again for the help all...
     
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    Do you happen to know of a guide that shows how set up what you described?
     
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    There may be guides, but just looking at how the available plugins are built will give you a template to work from. More complex apps are more difficult because you need to figure out what files you need and where to put them. It took me hours of trial and error. But there are many plugins out there already.
     
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    Is there any practical reason to use a PE for programs that aren't related to recovery or troubleshooting?
     
  11. Elvandil

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    LOL. I often wonder the same thing. Many people have expended a lot of energy trying to enable sound and email programs for use with a PE. I don't see the point myself since I use it only for recovery. For other uses, there are loads of bootable Live CD's that do the job much better.

    There may be times where you want to go online for solutions with a PE, but a lot of programs just seem to be a waste of space and time.

    Using a PE or Live CD for net browsing has the advantage that you are immune to malware and viruses since everything is gone once you shut down. But virtual machines, like SandboxIE, do the same job better.

    But PE's can be very useful. Just yesterday I used one to import the registry on a non-working machine, edit it, and restore the machine's bootability. You can also restore registries from restore points with one, replace files, scan for viruses and malware, and access all files regardless of permissions. I always password-protect my PE's so they don't get used by the wrong people.
     
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