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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect FREE question

25 May 2015   #11
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

whs and all who have replied to my thread, thank you very much in helping me.

Here is a pic that will show you more of disk management.


To move the recovery disk to C: is above my paygrade as I am an old self-taught noob with absorbing new info and memory problems. Yes, whs, I read the entire link that you supplied in one of your previous posts.

The only thing that concerns me if the Recovery partition will eventually be full, what will then happen as the GBs seem to be increasing and not much space left of 1.94GB

I will continue to make images using the *Image selected disk on this computer.*


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25 May 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
To move the recovery disk to C: is above my paygrade as I am an old self-taught noob with absorbing new info and memory problems. Yes, whs, I read the entire link that you supplied in one of your previous posts.
My tutorial does not suggest to move the recovery partition to C. It is only to copy the bootmgr from the recovery partition to C. That is only a few bytes. Then you need not image the recovery partition all the time.
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25 May 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The recovery partition should remain static. It was put there by the manufacturer and Windows or you should not be modifying or adding to it.

Your total occupied space for all 3 partitions is circa 64 GB.

A Macrium image of those 3 partitions should be somewhere around 30 GB in size. You should be able to get a bunch of them on your backup drive.
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25 May 2015   #14
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
To move the recovery disk to C: is above my paygrade as I am an old self-taught noob with absorbing new info and memory problems. Yes, whs, I read the entire link that you supplied in one of your previous posts.
My tutorial does not suggest to move the recovery partition to C. It is only to copy the bootmgr from the recovery partition to C. That is only a few bytes. Then you need not image the recovery partition all the time.
My bad whs, sorry. Memory problems here. Way to complicated for me but I appreciate your help very, very much.

I did Macrium images again today and all seems to be in order, no problems. Size discrepancy has disappeared. I removed a restore point (the only one) what seemed to be of an unusual large size that kept on eating away my free space on the HDD and created a manual one. After that all seems to be normal and no difference in size when creating 3 images today for testing purposes:

First #1: Image selected disk on the computer: 29 GB
Second: Create image of the partitions required to backup & restore: 29 GB
Third: C: only: 21.1 GB

So it seems that all is good in the end.

Again, thank you whs and appreciate your knowledge and expertise.
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25 May 2015   #15
abuela101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The recovery partition should remain static. It was put there by the manufacturer and Windows or you should not be modifying or adding to it.

Your total occupied space for all 3 partitions is circa 64 GB.

A Macrium image of those 3 partitions should be somewhere around 30 GB in size. You should be able to get a bunch of them on your backup drive.
Glad to know that the recovery partition should remain static. I wouldn't even know how to add or modify anything to it but will keep an eye on it. Thank you so very much for your help and explanation, much appreciated.

PS I don't see a button to show that this thread has been solved.
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28 May 2015   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

As a quick note: the 39MB partition most probably adds the Dell Diagnostics tools to the bios F12 boot menu. Usually you can just burn the Dell tools to a CD from their website. It does include some quite handy tools.
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