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Windows 7: Macrium BU User needs advice

27 May 2014   #11
Patti2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks so much for your reply and I aplogize for delay in respomse. I am not familiar with Bios, etc. so spent hours trying to figure it out. Finally got old recovery disk open in Linux interface - I thnk. proceeded to make new rescue disk.
Continued thru steps 6.
Now for an additional BU such as ordinary "file by file" tyat you mentioned. I don't know what that is?? Should I start a new thread?


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27 May 2014   #12
Patti2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thank you very much!
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27 May 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ignatz may have meant by "file by file" backup would be to make copies of your personal files, Videos, Music, Pictures, and Documents. Copying them to a USB stick, hard drive, or even CD/DVDs.
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27 May 2014   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Patti2 View Post
Thanks so much for your reply and I aplogize for delay in respomse. I am not familiar with Bios, etc. so spent hours trying to figure it out. Finally got old recovery disk open in Linux interface - I thnk. proceeded to make new rescue disk.
Continued thru steps 6.
Now for an additional BU such as ordinary "file by file" tyat you mentioned. I don't know what that is?? Should I start a new thread?
Have you confirmed that the new recovery disk boots your PC?

Are you confident you could restore an image if it came to that? You need to be able to use that Linux interface to find your Macrium image file and to select the partition to which it will be restored.

I assume you have deleted the Windows Backup files. How much free space do you currently have on G?

How much space is used by the Macrium image of C? Macrium image of F?

Maybe post another screen shot of Windows Disk Management?

"File by file" backup programs do the same thing that a manual copy with the mouse or keyboard would do. The advantage is that they normally copy only new or modified files and bypass unchanged files, so the copy procedure takes much less time than re-copying ALL files. Additionally, they can be configured to copy only certain folders, certain file extensions, etc.

Most are free. They all work similarly, but some have more intuitive interfaces than others. All of them will back up to a hard drive, which is what I use. You could also use a USB stick. DVDs are an option, but they are not highly reliable and are tough to keep track of and manage over extended periods.

Examples: Syncback, Allway Sync, FolderClone, Synchromagic, and Second Copy. You can find all of them in 10 minutes with Google.
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27 May 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

MS also has its own version with many backup options, SyncToy.
SyncToy - Backup User Data

Another free one is FreeFileSync
FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
Looks a bit complex and be careful of possibly installing other things with it.
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27 May 2014   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Patti:

I urge you to read this tutorial if you haven't seen it. It should help your understanding of Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

You don't have to memorize it or follow it slavishly.

I would advise you to use it to help you make a "WinPE" rescue disk to replace the Linux one you have now. WinPE recovery disks are more likely to boot your PC and have the advantage of booting you into an ordinary Macrium interface as you would see if you opened Macrium from your hard drive----rather than the Linux interface of the other method which is a bit cryptic and confusing if you lack familiarity.

You make the WinPE disk in Macrium through a menu choice, just like the Linux disc. You would be required to download a rather large file. The blue tinted "Note" in the above tutorial links you to an ISO file that replaces that large download with a much smaller one.
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30 May 2014   #17
Patti2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Well I am sorry to say this is all to complicated for me. I don't know the consequences of some of the boxes clicked and am afraid of doing something I can's undo.

I am going to have to give up on the Macrium, bios, etc. and get back to my book and manually save extra copies. Thank you for all your patient advice and help!
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30 May 2014   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi patti! I use Acronis for my main imaging needs, but I'm trying a new (for me) program called Rollback RX from Horizon DataSys, and I must admit I'm inpressed enough to purchase it.

Computer Backup,Restore,Disaster Recovery Software for All Types of Enterprises USA
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30 May 2014   #19
Patti2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hi, you sound very experienced. I was ok on Macrium to a point but couldn't keep up with the restore image, etc.
Let me know how you like the RX. I am elderly and don't follow complicated terms.
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30 May 2014   #20
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Patti,

I am really liking RollBack more and more. Whereas Acronis usually takes 15 minutes or more to complete an image, Rollback does it in seconds. It gives you the opportunity to restore a snapshot before the OS loads, or continue loading Windows, and the recovery process takes less than 5 seconds. I hope you give it a shot. It's dead simple to set up, and I think you will like it!
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