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mariner175
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Windows Recovery Environment & PortableApps

I am keen to create a 'toolkit' on USB Flash Drive to assist with PC boot problems, so I have built a bootable USB containing Windows RE (Vista/Win 7 version) and the PortableApps suite (together with a load of other stuff too). I have then copied the Windows boot sectors (Master Boot Record and Partition Boot Record) from the boot device (C: drive) to the USB drive using HDHacker.

All worked fine until I booted Windows RE from the USB Flash drive and launched PortableApps. HDHacker does not launch so I can't access the boot sector copies in this recovery environment.

Has anyone run PortableApps in such a way? Any idea how to get HDHacker working?

Many thanks

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No WOW32/WOW64

Windows PE does not contain WOW32/WOW64, meaning that if you're running a 64-bit version of it, it won't be able to run any of our apps (because even the apps which contain can run as 64-bit still use 32-bit launchers).

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mariner175
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Windows RE 32-bit

I'm only running the 32-bit version of Windows RE. Other portableapps work fine.

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