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Windows 7: New free system imaging program

28 Aug 2011   #61
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Tried ET on the weekend and it is fast.

I still need to manually install Renesas usb3 drivers with the pe boot and remember to use the x32 bit not x64 bit drivers. I'm probably doing something wrong when making the pe.

The folder backup capability doesn't seem to use imaging??? Does anyone know what format Easeus use for imaging and folder backup?


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28 Aug 2011   #62
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for the update, Seth.

You can view backup image contents in windows explorer- just click on the pbd - see the partitions inside - then click on one to access the contents

New free system imaging program-todo-explorer.jpg


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29 Aug 2011   #63
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Alan ,

No, my app. needs dism - it isn't included in Vista.

You will be able to install WAIK on Vista and then Todo will be able to make it's own winpe media.

However, you don't need to.

If you already made Todo pe media - just make a copy and give it to your friend.

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Why do you see the need to uninstall it?
It's enormous and he probably won't want to use it again.
My ToDo media was created on a 64 bit machine, will it work on 32 bits ?

Failing which, is the KB3AIK_EN.iso received from Microsoft universal for 64 and 32 bit machines,
or would that need another 2 hour download ?

You are correct about the size and my priorities.

My Windows 7 Ultimate occupies 16 GB of used space, including 7 GB of pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys.
That is 9 GB of data which needs to be imaged.
A 1.7 GB installation download could install 3.4 GB extra into C:\.
That is a 40% increase in the size of a backup image,
and a 40% increase in the time to create or restore an image,
and a 30% reduction in the number of images that can be held in my duplicated backup drives.

Regards
Alan
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29 Aug 2011   #64
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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My ToDo media was created on a 64 bit machine, will it work on 32 bits ?
Yes it will work perfectly.It loads into memory and runs completely independently from the installed operating system .

O/S bit version does not matter.
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29 Aug 2011   #65
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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My ToDo media was created on a 64 bit machine, will it work on 32 bits ?
Yes it will work perfectly.It loads into memory and runs completely independently from the installed operating system .

O/S bit version does not matter.
Many thanks. This sounds ideal

Regards
Alan
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04 Sep 2011   #66
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Well I haven't had much luck with EaseUS ToDo, at least not the way I'd like to use it. I have a netbook and tried to make an image backup to my NAS, and EaseUS put 15 2Gb files onto it. I don't see any options to specify output so can only assume EaseUS TD saw the drive as a FAT32 or something (though no other imaging program I've tried does this).

Then I boot from the Linux-based .iso, and although it somehow knows about the backup in the Recovery screen, it can't find any of the .PBD files because it has no network capability!?

Acronis won't boot the netbook (an Athlon Neo processor running W7HPx64), EaseUS doesn't network, and Macrium Free v4.2 does appear to network but it won't see my NAS. My last hope I guess is Macrium v5 using SIW2's PE app--but what a bitch so far trying to image from this netbook!

Hey SIW2 it would be nice if you changed the title of this thread to include 'EaseUS'--I always manage to get lost in here wondering which program we're talking about.

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04 Sep 2011   #67
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You have nothing to lose trying Hirens boot CD v14.1 with inbuilt Macrium Reflect free.
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04 Sep 2011   #68
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

But that includes just Macrium Free which I already tried and it doesn't see my NAS.

No joy w/Macrium 5 I'm afraid. Installed & did SIW2's EasyPE thing and on boot I get lotsa disk activity when "Windows is loading files" but then when I reach the Starting Windows screen it just sits there, I get no animation, and just a blip of my HDD light every long while--it hangs there.

Can't believe this is so hard--am I relegated to using Windows (ugh) Backup only with this netbook? Haven't tried that but assume it will work...
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05 Sep 2011   #69
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Todo does split like that when backing up to NAS.

You can change the setting to manual and put the size to 300000 MB for example.

You seem to be having a lot of trouble with this.

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but then when I reach the Starting Windows screen it just sits there
There might be something odd about your drive geometry.
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05 Sep 2011   #70
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You seem to be having a lot of trouble with this.
Indeed I am. Too many variables!

I tried the Macrium5EasyPE on another PC and it loaded fine, so it's something about the Netbook (tho it was CREATED on the netbook). I have a question for you:

When EasyPE assembles the files for booting Windows, does it use all the files & drivers for the current PC in its output? Thus is an .iso created on one PC different from one created on another?

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There might be something odd about your drive geometry.
I think you may be right about this. When I install for example Acronis True Image to the netbook, and make a bootable disk from that, on boot I get an error at Starting Acronis Loader... i.e.

Acronis Loader fatal error: Boot drive (partition) not found.
Press <Enter> to try to boot your OS...

If Acronis doesn't like what it sees on boot, then the Macrium5EasyPE might be having a similar problem with it somehow.

A final burr in my saddle is that it appears my boot method may be flawed, which is to use XBOOT with my .iso files. I found for example that one of my failed XBOOT .isos worked when I took XBOOT out of the picture and booted directly from the USB stick. Nice tool when it works, but I have no clue how to tshoot it...

Thanks anyway SIW2 I appreciate your feedback!
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