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17 Nov 2011   #21
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post
I made the Linux CD and it worked fine -- recognized my USB keyboard/mouse (I did get trapped in the MEM test when I was checking it out ). Anyway, I'm downloading the Win PE file now to have both types of recovery CD on hand. I also watched the video -- very informative, thanks whs.

I do have a question about creating a backup of my C drive (pretty much the only thing I'll be using this for). I have a new HP, which has the small, hidden boot partition (active) before my C (primary). The caveat about making sure the C drive isn't marked as active I understand; but I see no way to make sure that that has happened. Does the newer edition of Macrium I installed today take that into account automatically, so I don't have to worry about it?
If you image both partitions Macrium 5 will restore them both with the correct attributes and also the mbr by default. You can change this behavior but you have to dig into the options to do it.


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17 Nov 2011   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

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The small hidden partition you should really only image once and stick it away into a safe folder. That partition never changes - unless you decide to make a double boot. That image is only needed when your disk dies and you have to restore to a new disk.
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17 Nov 2011   #23
bruce73

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@whs: I will do that (image the boot partition). But I'm still not clear -- in your video, you were using an older version of Macrium which had the option in the Create Image Wizard to select "Active" or "Primary." I see no such option in the version I installed today. It seems to be taken care of automatically (when I tried out the Restore CD, the C drive in the image was ID'd as only "Primary"). Just want to make sure this is indeed the case before I'm up the creek.
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17 Nov 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Hmm, Bruce you got me there. I never installed V5 because my 4.2 works so well. Kado may know. He is always up-to-date
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17 Nov 2011   #25
bruce73

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OK, thanks. I do have the boot partition imaged and saved (took all of 1 second, lol).
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17 Nov 2011   #26
whs
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Yeah, that is an itty bitty partition.
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17 Nov 2011   #27
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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On the screen where the disks are displayed, focus on your c: disk. That disk will show two partitions. If you notice there is a small Box for a check mark by each partition. The ones checked are backed up the ones unchecked are not included.
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17 Nov 2011   #28
HammerHead

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WHS:

If you back up only the recovery partion to a file and then back up the other partition to another file. When it comes time to restore to a bare disk, Will you have to do two restores and in a particular oreder? I can see where it will save space and some amount of time, which is good. Maybe keep one copy of both partitions in the same file?
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17 Nov 2011   #29
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Answer

I found the answer in help. Look under
To preserve the source partition alignment either...
I don't believe it has to be done in any special order If you are doing a drag and drop.
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18 Nov 2011   #30
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post
@whs: I will do that (image the boot partition). But I'm still not clear -- in your video, you were using an older version of Macrium which had the option in the Create Image Wizard to select "Active" or "Primary." I see no such option in the version I installed today. It seems to be taken care of automatically (when I tried out the Restore CD, the C drive in the image was ID'd as only "Primary"). Just want to make sure this is indeed the case before I'm up the creek.
I have only tried the PE non free version and there is an opportunity to change the partition properties. Once the partition has been selected for restore there is a link at the bottom of the screen called partition properties which allows you to modify the partition type and size. If you don't use that it defaults to the same properties as the backup. If I get the time later today I will set up a VM and see if there is a similar facility in the free version.

I haven't found an option not to restore the mbr yet.
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