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

05 Apr 2013   #61
Kaktussoft

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Restoring is quite easy btw Restore an image using Windows PE in Macrium Reflect v5 - YouTube
ISO is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ph3eqfewv...flect5_x86.iso
I gonna remove it when you downloaded it succesfully. Post results if it boots succesfully from usb stick. And if you can find the image. Drive letters are most likely different in winpe! most likely image is on a partition called D now in winpe!! don't bother about how it names the volumes.


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05 Apr 2013   #62
Dali362

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I think it is best to leave E: as it is, it has 50GB and with the backup of C: already on it, there still is 45GB of free space, so not only two, but four, five backups will find place there.

Anyway, I have formatted the USb stick, so now the only thing that remains is to put the 32-bit version on it and try if it works.
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05 Apr 2013   #63
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
I think it is best to leave E: as it is, it has 50GB and with the backup of C: already on it, there still is 45GB of free space, so not only two, but four, five backups will find place there.

Anyway, I have formatted the USb stick, so now the only thing that remains is to put the 32-bit version on it and try if it works.
So backup image is only 5GB. I know it's compressed... so maybe 10GB real data in it. Pagefile and hibernation file and some other useless files (only needed and created if running win7) aren't backupped.

It will be larger in case you install applications and put data on C. But a normal (especially for work) pc has about 50GB used space. But macrium compresses it... so indeed 50GB is enough.

You can also mount the image and copy individual files from the image in case of trouble. v5: How to browse an Image or 'File and Folder' Backup in Windows Explorer (Browse, File and Folder, v5)
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05 Apr 2013   #64
Dali362

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Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
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05 Apr 2013   #65
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
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05 Apr 2013   #66
Dali362

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Oh, sorry, have missed it, many things to do...IŽve just downloaded it and will work with it, so it will take a while, will come back later.
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05 Apr 2013   #67
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
Something went wrong with the download, so IŽll try once more, donŽt remove it yet.
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05 Apr 2013   #68
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
Something went wrong with the download, so IŽll try once more, donŽt remove it yet.
OMG does it take so long to download?
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05 Apr 2013   #69
Dali362

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No, the first download got stuck in the middle and did not move, the second attempt went without problems, now it is on the USB stick and my netbook boots o. k. with it, after a while I get the Macrimum interface and there is an option "Restore image" so I guess everything is o. k. and I can restore the saved image in case the OS should go down. Of course IŽm well aware that if the HD "goes down" thereŽs nothing more to be done, but to replace the HD. I realize the risks for a HD crash are larger in case of portable machines, since I got my first PC back in 1991, no HD crash on a desktop, but three on laptops. I guess the task is done now and problem solved with my netbook, the other problem (my desktop will not boot the original OS from the USB, the real starter of this thread) will have to wait for a while.
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05 Apr 2013   #70
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
No, the first download got stuck in the middle and did not move, the second attempt went without problems, now it is on the USB stick and my netbook boots o. k. with it, after a while I get the Macrimum interface and there is an option "Restore image" so I guess everything is o. k. and I can restore the saved image in case the OS should go down. Of course IŽm well aware that if the HD "goes down" thereŽs nothing more to be done, but to replace the HD. I realize the risks for a HD crash are larger in case of portable machines, since I got my first PC back in 1991, no HD crash on a desktop, but three on laptops. I guess the task is done now and problem solved with my netbook, the other problem (my desktop will not boot the original OS from the USB, the real starter of this thread) will have to wait for a while.
So all works. Do you see the internal disk and can locate the image? If so...all is fine. Copy the image to external disk as well.... just for the case the main internal harddisk becomes faulty.
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