Changes in the Legacy Restore function in BMR 7.0.1 and later versions
In BMR 7.0.1 and later versions, the Legacy Restore function is modified with the following changes:
PC-DOS is no longer required to run a Legacy Restore. In BMR 7.0.1 and later versions, the Legacy Restore function boots from a WinPE boot image. This change in the boot process of the Legacy Restore option reduces maintenance and overheads.
BMR 7.0.1 and later versions, you do not need to do the following tasks:
Download and store DOS extensions.
Maintain the floppy disks, which are now outdated as media.
Download and maintain DOS-compatible drivers.
Maintain Floppy Disk Drives (FDDs) for BMR Restore purpose.
As a result of PC-DOS elimination, you do not need to create Boot Floppy. Therefore the Legacy Boot Floppy Wizard link on the Boot Server Assistant screen is removed.
PC-DOS is replaced with WinPE, therefore the Legacy Restore can boot with the PXE-based network option.
Unlike PC-DOS, WinPE does not require a 16-bit Windows Installer binary. Therefore, BMR 7.0.1 and later versions provide the Legacy Restore support also for the 64-bit editions of Windows.
PC-DOS-based Legacy Restore requires approximately eight reboots during the restore. With WinPE-based Legacy Restore, the number of reboots is reduced to approximately five.
With WinPE in place of PC-DOS, the Legacy Restore requires an additional free space of 2 GB to 4 GB in the system's boot partition. The boot partition is the one that contains the operating system.