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Windows 7: Macrium Question

20 Nov 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Macrium Question

I have just started using Macrium to image my disks. It is prompting me to "Create a Restore Disk". What is this used for?


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20 Nov 2010   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its a bootable disk to run Macrium to do a restore if Windows gets corrupted and you need to restore the OS.


Jim
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20 Nov 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

OH, I guess I better make one then. Thanks,
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20 Nov 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

One more question. == When I go to make the Rescue Disk, it gives me an option of Linux or BartPE which discusses Windows XP. I am using Version 4.2. How do I get a Restore of Win 7?
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20 Nov 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

It doesn't matter since it boots its own OS and runs the program. Just a standalone system from the boot disk. I use the Linux one.

Jim
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20 Nov 2010   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
One more question. == When I go to make the Rescue Disk, it gives me an option of Linux or BartPE which discusses Windows XP. I am using Version 4.2. How do I get a Restore of Win 7?
I use the Linux boot disk without any problems. I'd suggest you burn one and check it boots ok.

Once you have made a Macrium image you don't need to manually open Macrium to mount the image and look at it in explorer. Just double click on the image file & it mounts. Right click on the mounted disk to select unmount.

Backing up as you prob know just select the partitions in one go to make a backup image set. If you have the 100MB reserved partition I always include in the set (it's so small). You often don't need to replace it but it's good to have in case you do.
Now to restore.
(1) Load Macrium or boot from the linux boot disk. Go to restore an image.
(2) Select your image set. I generally always browse to the image set (drive letters can always "change" with removable drives and from boot disks).
(3) It will then show you all the partitions in the image set you made
(4) Tick the ones you want. Macrium wants the partitions restored one at a time. If you have more than one partition in the set, it goes back and asks if you want to select another.

That's about it.
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20 Nov 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use the Linux boot disk option and it works just fine for me.
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20 Nov 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I made a video tutorial about Macrium which shows you the whole imaging and recovery cycles. It may be helpful for you. Read also the text. It is especially important if you have the dreaded 100MB boot partition.Imaging with free Macrium
As everybody recommends, use the Linux version of the recovery CD. The BartPe is more complex to use.
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20 Nov 2010   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Bartpe plugin affers more functions - you can stick it on winpe2/3 boot media as well - works fine.

Macrium Diskrestore will restore multiple partitions - you need to run it from another o/s or boot media.

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28 Nov 2010   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Bartpe plugin affers more functions - you can stick it on winpe2/3 boot media as well - works fine.

Macrium Diskrestore will restore multiple partitions - you need to run it from another o/s or boot media.

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Can you provide assistance as to how to obtain the Bartpe capabaility with Macrium Reflect free. I don't have a winpe2/3 boot media to start with.
I'm sure many would find it useful.
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