A couple of questions before deciding to migrate from Ghost to SSR Desktop Edition
I'm a long time ghost user having progressed through 4 or 5 previous versions, currently using Ghost 15.
With Ghost 15 I have a custom System Recovery Disk (SRD) to include my drivers and I actually use this to do all my backups as cold backups. This custom SRD is based upon a 2.x version of Windows PE which is a 32 bit Vista environment. I am a Windows 7 64 bit user so to build the custom SRD I had to create a 32 GB partition to install Vista as a dual boot option and then buld the SRD there, it is probably possible to do this in the Windows 7 environment but that is a bit too complex for me to identify all the correct options from the Vista drivers I download.
I read on the SSR detail that SSR uses Windows PE 4.0 - Based upon Windows 8 (Now picture me running away screaming) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh82496.... To get the correct Windows 8 drivers into a custom SRD does this mean I need to install a Windows 8 partition (more screaming) to do the SRD build?
Is it possible for me to download the Windows PE 3.1 64 bit edition (based upon Windows 7 SP1) and have the SSR software on this to act as the SRD?
Another question is regarding the Essential Support options, specifically "Downloadable Software Upgrades, Updates, and Packages"
If I only purchase the 1 year option does this mean Live Update will stop giving me updates after 12 months? If I purchase the 3 year option do I get a free upgrade to SSR 2015 when released? As a home user of Ghost I have never needed telephone support as I have had no critical issues and have found that any questions I have had have been promptly answered in the forums, so the I believe the only useful feature in Essential Support" for me is the downloads.