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Windows 7: System restore from a USB stick does not work

02 Apr 2013   #41
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi again. In reply to your question no. 39 - none of the WIN 7 code numbers you list is identical with my number.

The reason for disk C: being a little small is my need of shrinking the partition in order to make an image with my small number of DVD discs available at home during the Easter holiday, I wanted to make the image asap and did not want to wait until the shops opened today.

I did as you asked me, hereŽs the image of disk management.All updates are downloaded and also utility software that I nee with my netbook (very limited as it is basically a travel PC). Everything works fine at this point.

System restore from a USB stick does not work-diski-management-image-recovery-partition.png




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02 Apr 2013   #42
Kaktussoft

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C: OS and boot paritition
D: for images, documents and so on??
E: for recovery???

Install Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Backup all parititions (expect the partition where you put the image) with it. Put the image in the parition special for recovery.
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03 Apr 2013   #43
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C: OS and boot paritition
D: for images, documents and so on??
E: for recovery???

Install Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Backup all parititions (expect the partition where you put the image) with it. Put the image in the parition special for recovery.
Kaktussoft, you are right in your assumptions.

Now Macrimum is installed on E:

By the way, youŽll have to teach me how to attach a bottle of wine to an e-mail, I already owe you one bottle of red Merlot, when IŽm done with this task, IŽll owe you another bottle and I do not want to owe too much, so IŽd like to solve the tricky part of sending a bottle of wine as attachment
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03 Apr 2013   #44
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C: OS and boot paritition
D: for images, documents and so on??
E: for recovery???

Install Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Backup all parititions (expect the partition where you put the image) with it. Put the image in the parition special for recovery.
Kaktussoft, you are right in your assumptions.

Now Macrimum is installed on E:

By the way, youŽll have to teach me how to attach a bottle of wine to an e-mail, I already owe you one bottle of red Merlot, when IŽm done with this task, IŽll owe you another bottle and I do not want to owe too much, so IŽd like to solve the tricky part of sending a bottle of wine as attachment
Don't install macrium on E!!! Just on C!!

C and D have the real data. E is for the image itself
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03 Apr 2013   #45
Kaktussoft

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So uninstall macrium reflect from E and install normally on C. Clean folders from E.... things that uninstall didn't remove. Now create backup of C and D and put the image on E.
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03 Apr 2013   #46
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So uninstall macrium reflect from E and install normally on C. Clean folders from E.... things that uninstall didn't remove. Now create backup of C and D and put the image on E.
Mea culpa, IŽll emove Macrimum from E: and wipe E:clean, put Macrimum on C. and then create a backup of CD: not necesary as there are no documents or other files on it so far?).

Will come back with the result in a while.
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03 Apr 2013   #47
Kaktussoft

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Not really necessary, but give D a label like DATA. And E a label like RECOVERY. Can be done in disk management.
If D really doesn't contain any files/folder.... no backup of that is needed.

Post back if macrium backup starts and if it really creates the file on E.
Also post backup when backup finished successfully
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03 Apr 2013   #48
Kaktussoft

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your laptop has a dvd drive, or do you boot from usb in case of non booting win7?
Imaging with free Macrium

Note
The production of the WinPE recovery CD (which is highly recommended) may take up to 3 hours because Macrium needs to download the 1.7GB WAIK (Windows Application Installation Kit). For your convenience I have uploaded a ready made .iso of the WinPE recovery disc. That can be downloaded in appr. 8 minutes which clearly beats the WAIK download. Once you downloaded and unzipped the folder, you can burn it directly to a CD with e.g. ImgBurn.

Here is the link to my Skydrive site.

Here is an alternate link from FileSwap (courtesy of Gary - Britton30)

I draw your attention to the fact that this WinPE CD can also be used to make images. That may be convenient in case you do not want to install Macrium on your PC.
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anyway download the ISO and burn to dvd. And check if it boots from it. From it you can easily browse to the image and restore it. Of course you can't restore C when in win7. C has opened many files then and restore is not possible.

If you want to put it on usb stick... tell me!
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03 Apr 2013   #49
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
your laptop has a dvd drive, or do you boot from usb in case of non booting win7?
Imaging with free Macrium

Note
The production of the WinPE recovery CD (which is highly recommended) may take up to 3 hours because Macrium needs to download the 1.7GB WAIK (Windows Application Installation Kit). For your convenience I have uploaded a ready made .iso of the WinPE recovery disc. That can be downloaded in appr. 8 minutes which clearly beats the WAIK download. Once you downloaded and unzipped the folder, you can burn it directly to a CD with e.g. ImgBurn.

Here is the link to my Skydrive site.

Here is an alternate link from FileSwap (courtesy of Gary - Britton30)

I draw your attention to the fact that this WinPE CD can also be used to make images. That may be convenient in case you do not want to install Macrium on your PC.
---
anyway download the ISO and burn to dvd. And check if it boots from it. From it you can easily browse to the image and restore it. Of course you can't restore C when in win7. C has opened many files then and restore is not possible.

If you want to put it on usb stick... tell me!
Quite a few things to be done, so far the backup (imaging) of C: to E: went fine, now IŽll continue with your last reply instructions. My netbook unfortunately lacks a DVD drive, so if I boot from a DVD, I have to do it with an external DVD drive connected through USB. I guess IŽll have to have the "start recovery" media an a USB stick, an external DVD drive is not practical when travelling... IŽll come back again when all is done.
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03 Apr 2013   #50
Kaktussoft

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So an macrium backup image of C is on E now... great
Get an usb stick. Make it totally clean and create a partition. It can be done in disk management as well

Code:
diskpart
list disk
select  disk  1 (or 0 or 2. Look at the output of previous command!)
clean
create  partition  primary
select partition 1
FORMAT  FS=NTFS  LABEL="MACRIUM"  QUICK
assign letter=P
active
exit
Now your usb disk has 1 primary partition with letter P. Partition is active so it's possible to boot from it.
Extract all files from ISO and put them in root folder of P. Extracting can be done using WINRAR
Now try to boot from usb stick. Post results. Of course don't do the actual restore!! Just check if you can see the main harddisk
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