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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect

30 Aug 2011   #1
bigmck

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

I have Macrium and have restored with it a couple of times with no problem. What I am wondering is that if my HD were fried and I had to get a new one, would Macrium backup to a new formated drive just as easy?


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30 Aug 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In my experience yes.
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30 Aug 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As long as you have imaged the OS (Boot) partition the answer is yes.
Even if you had, but lost the system reserved, it can be recreated.
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30 Aug 2011   #4
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

If you get the paid version of Macrium it can clone an existing drive to new drive.
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30 Aug 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you get the paid version of Macrium it can clone an existing drive to new drive.
The word "clone" has a lot to answer for. Why clone when you can do the job faster and much more efficiently with imaging.
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30 Aug 2011   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
As long as you have imaged the OS (Boot) partition the answer is yes.
Even if you had, but lost the system reserved, it can be recreated.
Are you speaking of the 100 MB partition? My drive doesn't have one. I have however imaged the entire C: partition. That should have what I would need, don't you think?
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30 Aug 2011   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
As long as you have imaged the OS (Boot) partition the answer is yes.
Even if you had, but lost the system reserved, it can be recreated.
Are you speaking of the 100 MB partition? My drive doesn't have one. I have however imaged the entire C: partition. That should have what I would need, don't you think?
Yes, my reference to system reserved was the 100MB partition.
If C: is (system,active,Boot...) that should be all you need.

If you have a spare $50 stick a new HDD in and try it. Pick a HDD the same size as the one you have or larger.
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30 Aug 2011   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post

If you have a spare $50 stick a new HDD in and try it. Pick a HDD the same size as the one you have or larger.
I don't believe I have any spare money laying around, but I have heard that you folks "down under" are all wealthy. Let me give you my address and you can mail me a check.
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30 Aug 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post

If you have a spare $50 stick a new HDD in and try it. Pick a HDD the same size as the one you have or larger.
I don't believe I have any spare money laying around, but I have heard that you folks "down under" are all wealthy. Let me give you my address and you can mail me a check.
We have cheques and they're all overdrawn. We're part of the global village mess.
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31 Aug 2011   #10
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you get the paid version of Macrium it can clone an existing drive to new drive.
The word "clone" has a lot to answer for. Why clone when you can do the job faster and much more efficiently with imaging.
Image and restore is a 2 step process whereas clone is a 1 step process. How is a 2 step process faster and more efficient? Why do you think the clone option is only provided in the paid version of MR? Could it be a desired feature that some people are willing to pay for?
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