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Windows 7: Create factory original settings CD.

08 Dec 2011   #11
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I did burn 4 DVDs with the original factory settings. The laptop kept reminding me every time I start the laptop so, I finally did it. One q please..........what image did Macrium create ?


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08 Dec 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you misunderstood - I meant you should not forget to burn the Macrium recovery CD from Macrium. That will be needed the day you want to pull your image back in.

Now to your question. The image is an .mrimg file. It acts kind of like an VHD. If you double click on it, it mounts a Virtual HD from where you can e.g. copy files - very practical.
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08 Dec 2011   #13
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you misunderstood - I meant you should not forget to burn the Macrium recovery CD from Macrium. That will be needed the day you want to pull your image back in.

Now to your question. The image is an .mrimg file. It acts kind of like an VHD. If you double click on it, it mounts a Virtual HD from where you can e.g. copy files - very practical.
Let's see if I got it right. If I have the Macrium image on an external drive, do I still need to burn the Macrium image on cd ? I hope I am not a pest but, still trying to learn.
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08 Dec 2011   #14
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hey whs,

I did figure it out. Thanks for your help.
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08 Dec 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good, just the Macrium restore CD (Linux version is OK). You burn that in 2 minutes to a CD (not DVD)
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08 Dec 2011   #16
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

OK. Will do.
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09 Dec 2011   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The linux boot disk was a problem in the past for some system configurations.
You should check that the linux boot CD boots ok and you can browse to an image on your external HDD.
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09 Dec 2011   #18
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'd recommend keeping an image on an external HDD -- much faster and probably safer to restore from. If you have 4 DVD's there's always a chance one could get defective -- then ????.

HDD's are cheapish even today you can get a self powered 1 TB usb drive for around 65 EUR.

Most of the stand alone backup / restore programs that can be booted from a CD / USB will be able to find images stored on external HDD's. (Macrium, Acronis, Paragon etc etc,)

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Dec 2011   #19
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I'd recommend keeping an image on an external HDD -- much faster and probably safer to restore from. If you have 4 DVD's there's always a chance one could get defective -- then ????.

HDD's are cheapish even today you can get a self powered 1 TB usb drive for around 65 EUR.

Most of the stand alone backup / restore programs that can be booted from a CD / USB will be able to find images stored on external HDD's. (Macrium, Acronis, Paragon etc etc,)

Cheers
jimbo
Hi,

I know to back up my files on an external drive but how do I save an image on that drive ? When Asus reminded me about creating a back up the only option was to do it on CDs. Little confusing about back up, system image. restore CD, repair CD and so on.
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09 Dec 2011   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

There is a difference between making your own bacupk images and making a Factory restore. Factory Restores require DVDs (always as far as I know) and between 2-4.

However, You can image the OEMs recovery partition (plus tools partition if they have one). These can be reimaged if the recovery partition is damaged or you replace your HDD. Macrium Reflect does this easily.
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