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Windows 7: New free system imaging program

06 Sep 2011   #71
maxseven

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

It seems that almost every program I've tried with my Netbook has had some fatal flaw, though EaseUS came closest to working. I decided though, given EaseUS didn't compress worth a bleep, and was really slow, and then finally that it is from some Chinese company I'm not sure I can trust (and it does look like it's lifted software from Acronis & Macrium) that I can't commit to it.

Instead it looks like Acronis' Netbook Edition 2011 works great (though the trial doesn't let you make backups from the recovery disk) and so I've bought that one for my Acer Aspire AO721.

Given this is an EaseUS thread I will step-away, though I still want to thank SIW2 for the EasyPE idea (and would appreciate a reply to my question above). Thanks...


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06 Sep 2011   #72
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

BTW Easeus is entirely respectable - TODO is made by them and uses it's own engine - different from that used by other companies.

It is possibly the best free offering available.

It doesn't compress a lot on the normal setting - but it is very fast.



The boot media my little app. makes will be the same whatever machine you make it on.

The only slight difference depends on whether you installed SP1 via windows update , or installed from a MS install dvd that comes with SP1 integrated.

It uses the standard MS boot process and the standard MS drivers - like you get on the install dvd.

The dificulty seems to be with your system - rather than with any of the apps. you have tried.

I hope the Acronis works well for you, given that you are paying for it.

Let us know how you get on.
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06 Sep 2011   #73
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The boot media my little app. makes will be the same whatever machine you make it on. The only slight difference depends on whether you installed SP1 via windows update , or installed from a MS install dvd that comes with SP1 integrated. It uses the standard MS boot process and the standard MS drivers...
So "MS drivers only" thus machine-independent. Thanks; I suppose I might someday have to learn BartPE which apparently lets you install custom (machine-specific that is) drivers. Every time I have looked-into that it's made my head spin to the point I've not tried it. Will have to dive headfirst into that pool someday and see if I can swim (or sink)!

I have surfed til I'm nauseous about netbook backups and am surprised there aren't more custom solutions out there like Acronis Netbook Edition (which is so hard to find I imagine they didn't sell many and maybe have even taken it off the market, unless it's incorporated to ATIH2012 though it's not mentioned anywhere). Anyway I"m about to become an expert on "ATI Netbook Edition" fwiw.

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06 Sep 2011   #74
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can install extra drivers if you wish. The image is serviceable, so you can use Dism to do it.
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07 Sep 2011   #75
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

EASYPE-X86 READY.

This can only be created on win7 32 bit.

Recommend you first install:

Partition Wizard Home 7

MT Data Recovery 6.5

Easeus TODO 3 free

Macrium v5 (The trial edition will be fine for this )

PowerISO (Free/unregistered version is fine )

2 zip files. EASYPE-X86.7z.zip Attachment 174158

Extract them both into the same directory - e.g downloads.

Then un 7-zip the .001 onto your Windows 7 partition - to get e.g. C:\ EASYPE-X86

Inside EASYPE-X86 is RunMeAsAdminx86.exe

Takes a few mins to make as adjustments needed to keep it small.

This is what you get:

New free system imaging program-easypex86-2.jpg

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New free system imaging program-easypex86-1.jpg


Yes, the Easeus Todo Images are mounted by default.

If you start Todo, and then shut it down - you need to click STOPAGENT before restarting Todo.


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07 Sep 2011   #76
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for this software and also for the recommended installs.

Thanks for the "Partition Wizard Home 7"
I have version 6 and Freewarefiles.com have not yet notified me of an update.

Please advise me :-
1.
Is Macrium v5 needed for the creation of Easeus TODO,
or is it for use with your EasyPE(2).zip to install WinPE in Macrium Free ?

2.
Are these tools a required part for creating Easeus/Macrium software,
or are these simple precautions to deal with any future disasters when learning "what not to do" with partitions ?
Quote:
Partition Wizard Home 7
MT Data Recovery 6.5
PowerISO (Free/unregistered version is fine )
Please note that last year I lost all the partitions on my HDD.
I used the Partition Wizard BOOT CD and its Recovery Wizard put me back in business.
The only partition that gave a problem was the hidden FAT32 Acronis Secure Zone,
so I discarded Acronis because I was more than comfortable with Macrium.
Then I could not boot and I realised that Acronis had fiddled with MBR for the benefit of the Secure Zone which was no more,
so P.W. Boot CD was used to fix MBR and then my Laptop booted.
It booted into a dirty chkdsk bit and hundreds of chkdsk errors, but only for a FAT32 partition.
No problem with any NTFS partitions.
I guess whatever took out the partitions also threw trash over the contents and NTFS survived a sprinkling of trash better than FAT32.

All my important partitions, including the corrupted FAT32, had Macrium images,
So I restored them.
My download partition had no image and what P.W. retrieved was still functional/

I am still comforted by the knowledge that if I suffer a future disaster,
I can depend upon Macrium to rescue me - BUT SHOULD IT FAIL I HAVE BOOTABLE ALTERNATIVES.

For anyone who has not yet installed and proven their image restoration system,
I suggest downloading the Boot ISO's and burning to CD before courting disaster.
n.b. P.W. BOOT ISO is free and unrestricted
MT DATA BOOT ISO is free but with demo limitation you have to pay licence to save,
but the Windows version is free.

Alan
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07 Sep 2011   #77
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Alan,

Easype will make winpe media for you.

It is set up to include a few popular programs - it can only include them if you already have them . They are not compulsory.

Macrium and Todo are completely separate programs - you can include one or the other , or both.
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07 Sep 2011   #78
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Many thanks for the explanation.
I was so focussed on Easeus ToDo that I overlooked the obvious.

On the final image the second column from the left has "SHOT" as the seventh button down.
Is this for a screen shot ?

One think I have been looking for is freeware screenshot that can run under a Boot CD to capture and save screen images and pop-ups - especially when things are failing.

Regards
Alan
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07 Sep 2011   #79
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you take screenshots with that.

It should run just fine in any winpe environment - it is quite simple, but it does the job.
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07 Sep 2011   #80
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Many thanks.

Your Zips are now downloaded and ready for use.

Regards
Alan
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