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Windows 7: Using macrium reflect with windows 10

12 Oct 2015   #11
soahs

windows 7
 
 

I have been using Acronis True Image for years, really like it. But sometimes it isn't too reliable. So I downloaded Macrium Reflect and made an image of my operating system. My computer has several hot swappable sata drives and I wanted to restore the image to one of them rather than my c: boot drive. I am always very careful to name my drives properly and things are going well. Selected the image, selected one of the hot swappables. Clicked next and it showed that I would be restoring the image of c:\bootdriveinternalw10 to c:\bootdriveinternalw10. I specifically ticked the box that said I:\hotswappable. But the next page didn't say anything about I: at all. So I cancelled. Am I doing something wrong? I was able to clone C: to I: without making an image and that went well. However, when trying to boot up and run the clone, it runs slow like molasses.


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12 Oct 2015   #12
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I used to use Acronis, but now use Macrium (Paid version). When I back up (disc image) I back up all partitions. Then if the hard drive fails I can restore the entire drive. I do not use incremental backups, just the full backups. I have two USB connected hard drives that I back up to and alternate between the two, thus if one of those would fail (murphy's law) I still have the backup on the other drive. My backup, especially user data is critical as I use the PC for my recording studio.
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12 Oct 2015   #13
soahs

windows 7
 
 
A little different

As I have hot swappables, The Plan is to make an image to one of them and save for a rainy day. This way I can have W10 on one drive, W7 on another. If I want to run a different system all I have to do is to pick that drive at bootup. For all of my drives I have the OS system partition then the 2nd is for files.

But when restoring, shouldn't Macrium tell me which drive it is restoring to? I pick the I: drive and it shows I picked it. But on the next screen it shows that I picked the C: boot drive. (I have all hot swappable drives removed and have only my internal boot, my internal files drive and the hot swappable I want to put the image on to run).
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12 Oct 2015   #14
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I suspect Macricum assumes its the "C" drive. But, when you have it set up operational it should become the "I" drive or whatever its supposed to be.

I have separate SSD drives for my system, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows 10. If I run Macrium from Windows 7, the Windows 7 drive is correctly identified as the "C" drive and the Win 10 drive as another letter. If I run Macrium from Windows 10 then the Win 10 drive is identified as the "C" drive. I used to have Acronis for backup it worked the same way.
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12 Oct 2015   #15
soahs

windows 7
 
 

I had the same drive switch when I was using dual boot. With the hot-swappable I just take the other drives out except for the one I want. Restoring an image to one doesn't give me that dual. Maybe that's the problem, Macrium could be getting confused as I am restoring my c: boot to my hot-swappable so there would be 2 the same.
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