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Windows 7: 2 ways to restore, which one?


16 Dec 2013   #1

 
2 ways to restore, which one?

Hi there, I've done a lot of reading here but am somewhat confused.
I have a SSD C: drive that I want to restore to an earlier date. Used Macrium Reflect 5.2. Have made a Linux rescue disk with Reflect.
Should I format C: before restoring?
Should I restore by loading Reflect and choosing the restore file?
Or load the Rescue disk and chose the restore file?
Thanks for any help.
Regards, Paul.

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16 Dec 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You must restore with the restore disc. But I would not recommend to use the Linux disc.

Download the .iso for the WinPE disc from my Skydrive and burn that to CD. It is a lot better version for recovery.

You don't have to reformat the partition.
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17 Dec 2013   #3

 

Thank you, whs. That worked perfectly!
Regards, Paul.
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17 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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20 Dec 2013   #5

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Wolfgang,

Thanks for your time creating tutorials for Macrium and responding to posts. I'm a refugee from Acronis (a nightmare that has lasted way, way too long) preparing to jump to Macrium for the first time. A couple of questions if you would:

1. I see that you have posted your Win PE recovery disk ISO for others to download. I was always under the impression (with Acronis at least) that the recovery disk was specifically paired with the hardware used to make the backup images. I take it that's not the case with Macrium?

2. What's the best way now to create a USB drive for the Win PE recovery ISO? Is the 2012 tutorial at MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums still the best way to go? (I'm not necessarily looking to have more than one iso on the drive).

Thanks in anticipation.

Gary.
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20 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ad 1) This recovery disc can be used on any system. Many people have downloaded my .iso already and used it successfully.

ad 2) Golden's tutorial is good and Yumi is as good as any to put the .iso on a flash drive. For that you can use my .iso too.
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