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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Free ...I'm in :-)

02 Oct 2012   #11
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok...this is odd!
A little off-topic but I tried to shrink my ssd (which is 512 GB with 405,05 GB free and the size of available shrink space is only 4324 MB !!!!). Please see the pic!




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02 Oct 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is normal. The MFT (master file table) is sitting high up in the partition and Disk Management cannot move it. If you want to shrink more, you have to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. That can move the MFT.
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02 Oct 2012   #13
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok whs, I will see that later thanks!

About the restore process..!
I got this message (please see pic) after booting from the DVD, and I pressed NO!
Went to the main Macrium Restore screen and I choosed the image I wanted to restore and I draged to the partition I had created before! Et voilá, restore complete and sucesseful (The folders I removed from the partition were there after the restore ).

One thing I found (confirmed!) is that the USB 3.0 do not work for the restore process, only for the backup.

Thanks a lot for all this .

Is this the expected behavior right?

Now let me see what is happening with my ssd !

Cheers,
paulo


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02 Oct 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Golden, thanks for the quick answers and the portuguese words too .
Thanks richc46 for the aditional tip .
Thanks for the explanation Kaktussoft.

About your tip "Test the rescue CD, now, make sure it works"...(sorry I'm a newbie) how can I do that? Any sugestion? This CD only works to my computer right? I've finished to install Macrium in my desktop at work too!

Cheers,
paulo
This rescue CD/DVD has:
standard usb and ide and sata drivers. Same as win7 install dvd.
so should work on any computer. Unless special raid drivers are needed
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02 Oct 2012   #15
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

After pressing NO, no USB was installed and I could restore from a USB 2.0 external hdd! But if I use a hdd connected to a USB 3.0 I cannot see it ans, of course, cannot restore from/to it!

I do not know if that message (picture) is normal or not, but in my system it appears in all the experiments I did!

Is any possibility to use USB 3.0 for the restore?

paulo
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02 Oct 2012   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Look at your restore screen, click on restore upper left. You have the choice of the drive to choose from and all the images.
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02 Oct 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With Macrium 5.0.4995 (and later), the USB3 is supposed to work. I have not yet been able to test that because my systems here in Germany have no USB3. When I am back in FL in Nov., I'll check it out.

Maybe someone else who has USB3 could clarify.
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02 Oct 2012   #18
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Please see my other thread in this forum!
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02 Oct 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Hi,

After pressing NO, no USB was installed and I could restore from a USB 2.0 external hdd! But if I use a hdd connected to a USB 3.0 I cannot see it ans, of course, cannot restore from/to it!

I do not know if that message (picture) is normal or not, but in my system it appears in all the experiments I did!

Is any possibility to use USB 3.0 for the restore?

paulo
usb3.0 is possible if you use macrium 5 and use the winpe rescue disk (not linux)
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