Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: MACRİUM WinPE 5.0.4

24 Jan 2013   #1

WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
 
 
MACRİUM WinPE 5.0.4

Hello,

İ downloaded the above İSO from WHS's site and will burn it on a CD.As i do NOT wish to install Macrium on my laptop,i need instructions on how to take an image and on how to restore the image taken.

İ would appreciate detailed instruction

Thank you.

P.S The Write Speed on my İMGBURN is set to MAX.Should that be changed or left at that speed??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

What's wrong with installing Macrium Reflect FREE?? You're going to need it installed in order to be able to run it to produce the "image" backup anyway.

The standalone boot CD (from that ISO) is simply a standalone bootable way to get to the WinPE recovery program version of Macrium Reflect which can then RESTORE one of these "image" backups you've taken, assuming you have it available on some external media (like a USB drive) which is accessible to WinPE when you boot from the CD.

Macrium Reflect also can add itself to the Boot Manager menu of your standard Windows, so that when you boot your machine normally you will see it as a boot option (just like one of multiple OS choices might be on your Boot Manager menu). That's a nice flexibility from installing the product for real. This way you don't need to use the standalone bootable CD if you don't have to... i.e. if your hard drive has not physically crashed but you just want to restore Windows from some "image". In this case, just boot to Reflect from the Boot Manager menu off of the hard drive, select the "image" to be restored, and go. The same internal/external hardware which is available to your regular Windows will also be available to Reflect booted this way, from the Boot Manager menu.

With the standalone boot CD, if you have unique external drive or USB 3.0 adapter etc. which requires some special driver (only if the device is not already supported by WinPE) then you'll need to make the required driver available at boot time for the standalone WinPE. With Macrium Reflect STANDARD (not free, but very reasonable price) any such drivers can be automatically placed onto that bootable standalone WinPE CD built by the "create recovery media" wizard of the product. This makes it easier for you to use that standalone boot CD, since all drivers needed for your hardware are already in the WinPE... same as with the Reflect run via the Boot Manager menu off of the hard drive.

Personally, I think Macrium Reflect is an excellent product from an excellent software vendor who actively maintains and improves their products. I prefer their STANDARD version since it also supports "space management" (i.e. automatically purging old generations, so that you don't have to manually maintain your backup repository manually yourself) which is enough to make me pay for it. STANDARD also supports "data backups" (i.e. folders and files), rather than just "image" backups as is provided by the FREE product as its only feature.

Anyway, it must be installed on your PC in order to TAKE A BACKUP. The standalone WinPE boot CD is only for RESTORE of an image backup, as a failsafe bootable media in case you can't boot from the hard drive using the Boot Manager option... to the same WinPE in either case.


As far as IMGBURN goes, just let it use its own defaults. It verifies after burning, so you can't go wrong.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2013   #3

WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
 
 

Thanks for the reply,however i remember reading WHS saying that if you do NOT want to install Macrium,you can take and restore an image with that İSO on his site,after you burn it on a CD.

Am i mistaken?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jan 2013   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EARTH1 View Post
Am i mistaken?
No
but I would recommend you install it. This is a much more convenient way to make routine images. It is one of the most valuable pieces of software you can have. When installed and you start it, it will tell you if an update is available, download the update patch and install the patch in seconds.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #5

WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
 
 

Recommendation aknowledged and understood ! İ do NOT wish to install Macrium at this time,so can you or someone else please point me to a tutorial,so that i can do what i wish to do?

Would appreciate that.

Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #7

WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
 
 

Thank you very much Golden. İ was aware of that link,but was wondering if a WRİTTEN Tutorial is available,as i prefer it.

İs there one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Sorry, not that I'm aware of. The linked tutorial is excellent though...I'd encourage you to try it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #9

WİNDOWS 7 HOME PREMİUM X64
 
 

Thanks again for your time.Appreciated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You can image using the WinPE disk. You just need to boot from it and select the Disk Image Tab. Then you can image any disk you like. This was booted into a VM for demo purposes.

MACRİUM WinPE 5.0.4-screenshot235_2013-01-25.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MACRİUM WinPE 5.0.4





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: MACRİUM WinPE 5.0.4
Thread Forum
Macrium WinPE .iso download Backup and Restore
Macrium 5.0 WinPE iso problem Backup and Restore
Download your Winpe media now Software
Winpe for W7 (WAIK) General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33