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Windows 7: software to use instead of Win 7 system restore cuz restore not workin

13 Feb 2012   #31
jumanji

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The answer is an emphatic "NO". Only the software that made it can read it and restore.

EDIT: I think I have slowed down too much . The above answer was for the question whether an image made with one program can be restored with another but by the time I put it out, much water has flown.


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13 Feb 2012   #32
ignatzatsonic

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The Win PE disc is maybe a little more reliable if you want to take the extra bit of trouble to make it, as opposed to the Linux disc.
why would you say something like that?? is it hard to prepare a windows PE disk as a newbie?
You MUST have a bootable disc to restore an image. The Linux discs you make with the app might not actually be bootable--you have to test them to confirm that. Macrium has 3 ways to make a Linux disc, realizing that any one method might not work. In some cases, none of the 3 will work.

The Win PE discs are more likely to boot, but you still have to test them to confirm that.

As I recall, you have to download a WAIK package from Microsoft to make the Win PE disc, and then follow some tutorial instructions. It's not "hard", but requires some attention.

I think certain versions of certain imaging apps can make a Win PE disc without that download, but I don't recall the details.
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13 Feb 2012   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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yes indeed. WHS - in the Macrium site, there is a mention about "Windows PE 3 Rescue Media (RAID support)". I think this is a bootable recovery disk, isnt it? with use of this, shall I be able to recover to a newly formatted C: partition from the E: or any other external hard where I may hold up my Image of C:? or would I have to install windows before I use this. its a little bit confusion with me. Todo offers it and they have a tutorial too. but I couldnt find a one on Macrium. thank you
I would recommend the WinPE disc (DVD) because it offers more functions and you see what you are doing. It is a bit tedious to produce because it has to download the Microsoft WAIK which is 1.7GB. But the Macrium WinPE production Wizard does all that for you and you only have to follow the guidance.

And yes, to recover from an image. you load from the WinPE DVD, navigate to the external disk where you stored your image and restore from that. It is very simple.

In the tutorial I made, there is a link for a tutorial that Keith (Kado) made showing how to deal with the WinPE disc.
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13 Feb 2012   #34
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

guys, really just heard about this WAIK package 1.7GB is okay. where can I download this and can you direct me to a tutorial on how to create this WinPE disk?
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13 Feb 2012   #35
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ang=en&id=5753

I think the imaging app will guide you through use of the WAIK. Just choose "Win PE disk" rather than Linux disc when you go to create a recovery disk.
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13 Feb 2012   #36
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[QUOTE=whs;1794174]
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I would recommend the WinPE disc (DVD) because it offers more functions and you see what you are doing. It is a bit tedious to produce because it has to download the Microsoft WAIK which is 1.7GB. But the Macrium WinPE production Wizard does all that for you and you only have to follow the guidance.

yes I have watched that tutorial. thank you. and here as you say, If I use macrium free version to create my winPE disk, wouldnt I have to download that WAIK package? or you meant that macrium will download it automatically for me?
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13 Feb 2012   #37
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Download: Windows® AIK for Windows® 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

I think the imaging app will guide you through use of the WAIK. Just choose "Win PE disk" rather than Linux disc when you go to create a recovery disk.
thank you....
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13 Feb 2012   #38
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Download: Windows® AIK for Windows® 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

I think the imaging app will guide you through use of the WAIK. Just choose "Win PE disk" rather than Linux disc when you go to create a recovery disk.
thank you....
I think I should be downloading WAIK for Win7 SP1 which is about 1.3gb as Im using Win7 SP1?

Download: The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) Supplement for Windows® 7 SP1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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13 Feb 2012   #39
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post

I think I should be downloading WAIK for Win7 SP1 which is about 1.3gb as Im using Win7 SP1?

Download: The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) Supplement for Windows® 7 SP1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
I don't think so.

At that link, it says "......helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 family of operating systems."

But that's not what you are trying to do.

I'm sure I didn't use it. I used the 1.7 GB package and I do have SP1.
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13 Feb 2012   #40
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sorry, my bad....hehe.... thank you all very very much. you guys saved me from hell of a problems I would be facing. thank you all again, especialy whs, ignatzatsonic. jumanji and everyone. and of course I have learned little bit from something and got to learn a lot more. I guess I will be hanging around here for sometime....
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